Singapore’s 36-hole Laguna International golf club will be the venue for Thai resort firm Dusit International’s latest venture.
Club operator Laguna Hospitality, part of Singapore property tycoon Peter Kwee’s business empire, agreed the deal with Bangkok-based Dusit, as part of a deal cut last year with the Singpore Land Authority to extend the club's lease on its Changi site. The lease was due to expire in 2021, but has been extended to 2040 as a result of the hotel deal.
Plans for the new Dusit Thani resort hotel include some 200 guestrooms, four dining and entertainment outlets, meetings and events spaces and recreational facilities including swimming pools, gym and a spa. It will be one of the first resorts with direct access to a golf club in Singapore. Five minutes from Changi International Airport and approximately 20 minutes from the Central Business District, its proximity to Singapore Expo and Changi Business Park positions the hotel as a city resort.
The project, slated to open at the end of 2015, is contingent upon relevant government approvals and licensing.