Dusit Thani Guam Resort opened its doors to a new wave of visitors to the island. A press conference was held November 23, 2015 with Guam Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, Dusit International CEO Chanin Donavanik and Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager Jon Nathan Denight and Dusit Thani Guam Resort General Manager Dean Huntsman to announce the official opening of the hotel and the Guam Convention Center that offers leisure and business travelers an opulent retreat in the heart of Tumon.
The opening heralds a new era for tourism on the island as the hotel works with stakeholders to promote Guam as a first class destination. Business and leisure travelers can get the best of both worlds in the 419-room hotel that also features Dusit International’s signature spa concept — Devarana Spa and now, the Guam Convention Center — the largest meeting and banquet facility in Micronesia.
“We are delighted to introduce Thai graciousness and hospitality to this vibrant destination and provide a new, exciting luxury hotel experience for our guests. We believe we can attract a new type of visitor to Guam and also capture some of the M.I.C.E. market in the region with our convention center facilities,” said Dusit Thani Guam Resort General Manager Dean Huntsman.
With over 1,169 sqm of flexible event space, the Guam Convention Center pairs ideal event venues with impeccable service. There are ten meeting spaces including: the Grand Ballroom that can accommodate 1,000 attendees for a seated dinner, two Royal Ballrooms that can be divided into two separate spaces, and the Salons, Cellar, Pantry, Living Room and Study that cater to more intimate gatherings.
Another key feature of the resort is an innovative dining portfolio consisting of six restaurants and lounges, including Aqua, an international all day dining restaurant with live cooking stations, Alfredo’s Tuscan Steakhouse that features house cured steaks and hand-made pastas, and Soi that provides a modern twist on Thai street food.
Six private villa suites are set to open in the coming weeks offering the discerning traveler something that has never been offered on the island. Each villa suite has its own private plunge pool, personal concierge service and an exclusive gym. The 3 bedroom Villa Azul boasts a 550sqm balcony perfectly suited for outdoor entertaining.
“We believe that our Dusit Thani brand and trademark warm, gracious hospitality are a great fit for the market. Guam is the best kept secret destination with great potential. The facilities make this a complete destination not to be missed as well as paves the way for Dusit International’s future expansion plans,” stated Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International, Chanin Donavanik.
Dusit Thani Guam Resort will announce several promotions to celebrate the official opening and a grand opening celebration is slated for early 2016.