Dusit Thani Public Company Limited and Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) have officially revealed the details of their historic collaboration to create a new city landmark and transform Bangkok’s major Silom–Rama IV intersection into the prime core of the CBD (“Super Core CBD”) by linking four key areas of the city with a one-of-a-kind mixed-use project, called ‘Dusit Central Park.’
Developed under the concept ‘Here for Bangkok,’ and expected to be completed by 2024, the project aims to create a new way to live the metropolis life and bring Bangkok to another level as one of the world’s best cities.
Worth a total of 36.7 billion baht and covering 440,000 sq. m. of prime real estate opposite the greenery of Lumpini Park, the project is set to feature luxury residences, an office tower, a high-end shopping complex with a large rooftop park, and a distinctive reimagining of Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel, Dusit’s iconic flagship property, which served as a symbol of gracious Thai hospitality for 50 years.
Under the concept of ‘Here for Bangkok,’ the project reflects four key pillars: 1) Here for Heritage & Innovation, where cultural legacy is put into practice. 2) Here for Unrivalled Connectivity, highlighting Dusit Central Park’s status as a unique mixed-use project that connects all important infrastructure. 3) Here for a Lush Quality of Life, linking people with the natural splendour of Lumpini Park, aka the Lungs of Bangkok, as well as vibrant city life all day and all night. 4) Here for Meaningful Experiences, where new experiences of modern living re-connect local communities and green space through a unique project where old meets new.
The project aims to transform the area into the prime core of the CBD which will connect four Bangkok neighbourhoods in four directions – namely Ratchaprasong (north), Charoenkrung (south), Sukhumvit (east), and Yaowarat (west) – thereby creating a new junction where old meets new, and financial meets commercial.
Dusit Central Park is expected to open in three phases. The first one is Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel. Designed to preserve the rich architectural and artistic heritage of the original hotel, the new 39-storey, 250-key Dusit Thani Bangkok will feature a modern-yet-familiar design that incorporates significant elements from the original hotel. A grand ballroom overlooking Lumpini Park will be a highlight, as will a multi-level rooftop bar and lounge. Alongside Dusit’s unique brand of gracious hospitality, the property will offer the latest in high tech and high touch service.
Set to open shortly after the hotel, in 2023, are Central Park Offices, a professional hub spanning 90,000 sq. m. and providing the ultimate in technology and connectivity for innovative start-ups and large companies alike; and Central Park Shopping Complex, a luxury shopping complex designed to connect all elements of the project and create a ‘New Urbanized Lifestyle’ providing never-before-seen retail experiences of the future.
The shopping mall will feature iconic international and local brands over 80,000 sq. m. to meet the needs of various lifestyles. Topped with Rooftop Park, the shopping complex will also provide an expansive outdoor leafy retreat for people to unwind.
The final part of the project is the residences. Set over 69 storeys, this 389-key tower will be divided into two distinct sections – Dusit Residences and Dusit Parkside – both managed by Dusit International in line with its unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality.
Dusit Residences will comprise 159 luxurious, spacious units on the uppermost floors of the building, offering panoramic views of Lumpini Park. It is designed to provide a luxury standard of living for Bangkok-based executives or travelling executives who regularly visit Thailand, as well as middle- to large-sized families seeking maximum comfort and convenience.