From Thai hospitals to Thai hospitality
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Thailand’s largest hospital operator, plans to spend 12.8 billion baht (US$370 million) to build a luxury healthcare centre to serve rising demand from tourists seeking premium medical services.
BDMS will spend 10.8 billion baht to buy land and properties including five-star hotel Swissotel Park Nai Lert in Bangkok’s central business area. Another 2 billion baht will be spent on developing the healthcare centre.
The investment comes as the Thai military government seeks to promote tourism, one of the rare bright spots for Thailand, a popular destination for medical tourism in particular.