BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Dhanasansombut Development Company to operate the first ever hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s world-famous Chatuchak Market.
Forming part of Dhanasansombut Development’s new mixed-use project, Mixt Chatuchak (www.mixtchatuchak.com), the new hotel will have approximately 250 rooms at a site located close to both both the MRT (Mo Chit Station) and BTS (Chatuchak Station) mass transit rail systems.
The two public transport systems provide easy access to all of Bangkok’s main attractions.
Chatuchak Market, also known locally as Jatujak or JJ, is located in the north of the city next to Chatuchak Park, one of Bangkok’s largest green spaces, and near Or Tor Kor, recently named one of the world’s best fresh markets by CNN.
Comprising over 8,000 stalls selling everything from clothes and furniture, to art, ceramics, plants, souvenirs, drinks, food and even pets, JJ is one of Bangkok’s top tourist destinations, attracting more than 400,000 shoppers every weekend. It is estimated that six out of every 10 tourists in Bangkok will visit the market during their vacation.
Bang Sue Grand Station, which will replace the Bangkok Railway Station at Hua Lamphong as the main terminus for all long-distance rail services from Bangkok, is also currently under construction next to JJ Market and is scheduled to open in 2019. The new station will be surrounded by several new commercial, business and residential projects.
“JJ Market is a true Bangkok icon and we are delighted to have this opportunity to become part of its vibrant fabric,” said Dusit International group chief executive officer Suphajee Suthumpun. “With several exciting developments set to open near the market within the next few years, the area will only become even more appealing.”
Dhanasansombut Development Company Ltd’s majority owner and authorised director, Nontaya Apitanotai, said: “Mixt Chatuchak is the only building located directly within JJ Market.”
Earlier this month, Best Western Hotels and Resort in Asia announced it was partnering with a hotel developer to manage a new property on a site near the famous market.