Dusit International has revealed its first venture into the Indian Ocean, Dusit Thani Maldives.
Surrounded by a vibrant 360 degree coral reef and turquoise lagoon, the island property is a landmark addition to the company’s global brand.
The resort is scheduled to open in early 2012.
Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Dusit Thani Maldives is 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé.
Surrounding the island perimeter, the living house reef is a snorkeler’s paradise, ideal for discovering an underwater world just metres from the beach.
Baa Atoll is not only home to Dusit Thani Maldives but also has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
“Our entire operation is geared toward achieving a carbon-neutral programme,” states Andres Rubio, general manager of Dusit Thani Maldives.
“We are excited to be one of the leaders in sustainable resort development in the Maldives.”
With the goal of living in harmony with Maldivian biodiversity, Dusit Thani Maldives is launching as a local pioneer in green energy solutions.
To ensure minimal impact on the environment, the resort invested in state of the art engineering for efficiency.
Its approach includes solar thermal heating in back of the house while the front of the house uses heat recovery pumps, all metered for power consumption.
An on-site water-bottling factory produces still and sparkling mineralized water to reduce one-way plastics.
Additionally the hotel laundry is heated by a diesel steam boiler using minimal electricity.
Green initiatives are in place throughout the entire resort.
Biodegradables are used for composting, fertilising and landscaping.
Founded in Bangkok in 1949, Dusit International is dedicated to sustainable tourism. A number of Dusit International hotels have attained the Silver Certified Award from EarthCheck, the leading environmental management program that sets benchmarks for the tourism industry.
Dusit Thani Maldives will participate in the EarthCheck certification process and strives to attain carbon-neutral status in the coming years.