Dusit Central Park, the mixed-use joint venture project of Dusit Thani and Central Pattana, is introducing a rooftop park as a new green landmark at the 3.67-billion-baht project.
Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive of Dusit International, said that because the city suffers from high PM2.5 dust levels, the rooftop park and Lumpini Park — opposite the new project — offer a respite for urban dwellers.
The seven-rai, 20-metre-high rooftop park ranges from the third floor to the seventh floor of Dusit Central Park.
The project is at the intersection of Rama IV and Silom roads.
“This park has been designed to be inclusive, offering easy access for everyone in the community,” Mrs Suphajee said. “It will create another landmark for people to enjoy the natural surroundings and scenery of Lumpini Park.”
The naming competition for the park will be held later.
Most of the space within the skyscraper’s garden will be dedicated to public space, including a jogging track, activities area, dog park and children’s playground, reserving 600 sq m for residences.
She said the park will use digital tech to provide registration in advance. The company can use the information for further data analysis to enhance guests’ experiences.
Touchapon Suntrajarn, principal of Landscape Collaboration, the landscape design company responsible for designing the park, said the project is expected to help reduce the temperature by 3-5C, given the wide selection of plants in the rooftop park’s ecosystem.
Dusit Central Park plans to open its hotel first by 2023, while the remaining projects, including a retail complex, the rooftop park, office tower and residences, will be complete in 2024.
Mrs Suphajee said The Central Park Office is currently in the design stage, adapting co-working and work from home concepts to create a unique office space.
With a location that links to both the skytrain and subway, and offers a new park, she is confident that the glut in the office space market will not be a problem.
Mrs Suphajee said tourism will take about two years to fully recover after the pandemic hammered the industry.
The company has to diversify its portfolio into more businesses such as education to help mitigate the impact of the virus.
Mrs Suphajee said hotels in destinations within driving distance of Bangkok always receive full booking during weekends, while properties in cities like Phuket and Chiang Mai remain closed.
About Dusit International
Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose ﬁrst hotel was the Princess on Bangkok’s New Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management, franchising and education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana. The company currently operates 29 properties worldwide and has over 50 confirmed projects in the pipeline in key destinations such as Australia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and UAE. Dusit International also operates the signature Devarana Spa and has a fast-growing Education Division. The latter, established in 1993, comprises Dusit Thani College, which offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya; Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School; and the recently opened Dusit Thani Hotel School, which is Thailand”s first hospitality school based on the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals. In 2018 Dusit will open the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully integrated hospitality school and hotel in Manila, Philippines.