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Company's Business
  • Nature of Business
  • Company's operation
  • Business goals
 
Nature of Business

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited ("the Company"), together with companies within the group, is primarily engaged in the following businesses:

  • Hospitality services, which include the operations of owned hotels and providing hotel management services and franchise services to properties, and
  • Hospitality Education

The Company also derives income from other businesses, including office building rental and share of profits (or losses) from its investments in associated companies.

Company's operation

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  • Hospitality services

    The Company draws upon over 60 years' experience in the hotel and hospitality field. The group's origin dates back to 1948 when Founder and Advisor to the Board of Directors, Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, opened her first hotel, the "Princess" on Bangkok's New Road. This successful venture represented a major breakthrough for Thailand's hospitality industry, creating and evolving to what is today the nation's leading hotel company.

    At present, the Company's owned hotels include:

    Hotel Name Brand Location Rooms Stake
    Dusit Thani Bangkok Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand 517 100.00%
    Dusit Thani Pattaya Dusit Thani Pattaya, Thailand 457 100.00%
    Dusit Thani Manila Dusit Thani Manila, Philippines 538 88.00%
    Dusit Princess Chiang Mai Dusit Princess  Chiang Mai, Thailand 198 86.79%
    Dusit Princess Srinakarin Dusit Princess  Bangkok, Thailand 198 86.79%
    Dusit Princess Korat Dusit Princess  Korat, Thailand 186 86.79%
    Dusit Thani Hua Hin* Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Thailand 296 99.99%
    Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket** Dusit Thani Phuket, Thailand 225 99.99%
    dusitD2 Chiang Mai** dusitD2 Chiang Mai, Thailand 131 99.99%
    Dusit Thani Maldives  Dusit Thani Maldives 94 65.00%

    Note: * Leasehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund
    ** Freehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund

    In addition to the 10 owned hotels, the Company also leverages unique Dusit brands and a wealth of experience in hospitality services through franchise or Hotel Management Agreements (HMAs).
    At present, hotels under franchise or Hotel Management Agreement include:

    Hotel Name Brand Location Rooms Type
    Dusit Thani Dubai Dusit Thani Dubai, UAE 321 HMA
    Dusit Thani Residence Dubai Marina Dusit Residence Dubai, UAE 146 Franchise
    Pearl Coast Dubai Dusit Residence Dubai, UAE 48 HMA
    Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, UAE 533 HMA
    Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo Dusit Thani Cairo, Egypt 449 HMA
    Dusit Thani Dongtai Dusit Thani Jiaingsu, China 160 HMA
    Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Dusit Thani Changzhou, China 349 HMA
    Dusit Devarana Conghua Dusit Devarana Guangzhou, China 133 HMA
    dusitD2 Fudu Binhu dusitD2 Changzhou, China 79 HMA
    Dusit Devarana New Delhi Dusit Devarana New Delhi, India 50 HMA
    Dusit Thani Guam Dusit Thani Guam, USA 419 HMA
    dusitD2 Constance Pasadena dusitD2 CA, USA 130 HMA
    dusitD2 Nairobi dusitD2 Nairobi, Kenya 101 HMA
    Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort Dusit Thani Krabi, Thailand 240 Franchise
    Pathumwan Princess Dusit Princess Bangkok, Thailand 455 Franchise
    Royal Princess Larn Luang Dusit Princess Bangkok, Thailand 167 Franchise
    Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai Dusit Thani Chiang Rai, Thailand 269 Franchise

    Note: As of June 30, 2016

    As of June 30, 2016, the Company has entered into 45 hotel management or franchise agreements for projects in 18 countries such as Australia, Bhutan, China, India, the Philippines and Singapore.

    A unique portfolio of hotel brands

    The Company owns a unique portfolio of hotel brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, dusitD2 hotels & resorts, Dusit Princess Hotel & Resorts, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts, and Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments.

    1. "Dusit Thani"

      Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts are the 5-star hotels under the brand "Dusit Thani," which is an up-market, full-service brand that embodies the richness and tradition of Thai culture.

      Dusit Thani serves as a trusted symbol of Thai values, with environments that are calm, fragrant and colorful, and with every detail crafted to lift the spirit and engage the senses. Guests experience the genuine warmth, respectfulness and commitment of the staff with each stay and in each moment.

      Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts are located near the central business district and major attractions of each destination, offers exceptional infrastructure and services for all occasions, including special celebrations and major business and social events.

      Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts currently in operation are listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Thani Bangkok Thailand
      Dusit Thani Hua Hin* Thailand
      Dusit Thani Pattaya Thailand
      Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket** Thailand
      Dusit Thai Krabi Beach Resort Thailand
      Dusit Thani Manila Philippines
      Dusit Thani Guam USA
      Dusit Thani Dubai UAE
      Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi UAE
      Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo Egypt
      Dusit Thani Dongtai China
      Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng China
      Dusit Thani Maldives Maldives
      Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai Thailand

      Note: * Leasehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund
      ** Freehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund

    2. "dusitD2"

      A 5-star hotel represents a colorful lifestyle - catering to the needs and desires of today's new generation traveler with a distinctive combination of chic design, forward-thinking technology, convenience, comfort, and smart service.

      dusitD2 hotels are strategically located in key business and entertainment precincts, dusitD2 properties are destinations in themselves, where every experience is designed to surprise and delight. A place to meet and interact, dusitD2 is the new classic of our times, a place known for its contemporary scene, relaxing luxury, and colorful charisma.

      dusitD2 hotels currently in operation are listed below:

      Hotel Location
      dusitD2 Chiang Mai* Thailand
      dusitD2 Fudu Binhu, Changzhou China
      dusitD2 Pasadena USA
      dusitD2 Nairobi Kenya

      Note: * Freehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund

    3. "Dusit Princess"

      A 4-star hotel for mid-market, full-service properties reflecting the city or area in which it is located. Each hotel or resort, with its own distinctive personality and understated elegance combined with efficient practicality, embraces the culture and character of its surrounds. Welcoming and uncomplicated, Dusit Princess is ideal for the no-nonsense travelers.

      Dusit Princess Hotels and Resorts are situated in prime locations within key and secondary cities along with resort destinations. Appealing to those who seek the optimal combination of a well-located hotel and elegant accommodation, Dusit Princess also offers quality dining experiences, essential business connectivity and leisure facilities, efficient service and genuine value.

      Dusit Princess Hotels currently in operation are listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Princess Srinakarin Thailand
      Dusit Princess Korat Thailand
      Dusit Princess Chiang Mai Thailand
      Pathumwan Princess Hotel Thailand
      Royal Princess Larn Luang Thailand

    4. "Dusit Devarana"

      A 5-star hotel Catering to the high-powered, discerning sophisticate, Dusit Devarana is a significant niche offering that leverages Dusit International's rich cultural heritage and history of service excellence to offer an intimate, high-end sanctuary experience.

      The brand reflects the ultimate in luxury and refinement, providing an enriching experience through intellectual and artistic touch points, and a modern yet timeless aesthetic. With personalized, discreet, flawless service and privacy for each individual, Dusit Devarana provides an escape from the everyday world - a sense of renewal, a renaissance of the mind.

      To be developed in premier locations, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts are one-of-a-kind properties that enrich each destination, private enclaves of tranquility and perfection so sought after by today's global business and leisure elite.

      Dusit Devarana Hotels currently in operation are listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Devarana New Delhi India
      Dusit Devarana Conghua China

    5. "Dusit Residence"

      Dusit Residence providing a seamless translation across international lifestyles. With the privacy of modern luxury apartments, and 5 star hotel-like services and conveniences, Dusit Residence fulfills the needs of discerning long-stay guests and foreigner in prime business and leisure districts.

      From sophisticated design to flawless service, Dusit Residence' focus is on the optimum welfare of the guests and their families. While residences are outfitted with long-term conveniences, each property also provides dining and leisure facilities, with aim to provide guests with 'The Advantage of Residence.'

      Dusit Residence properties currently in operation are listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Pearl Coast Premier Hotel Apartments UAE
      Dusit Residence Dubai Marina UAE

  • Hospitality Education

    The Company launched its hospitality management education business in 1993 to prepare professional workforce and manpower to work in Dusit hotels as well as global hospitality industry. Since then, Dusit International's education business has grown in scale and gained recognition. The Company is the only hotel management company in the world with strong hospitality education arm.

    Dusit Thani College

    Established in 1993, Dusit Thani College offers internationally-recognized programs at Diploma, Bachelor's and Master's levels to some 3,500 full-time students in two campuses (Bangkok and Pattaya). Dusit Thani College has since become the leading center of hospitality learning regionally, and the first institution of its kind to gain recognition from the Thai Ministry of Education. In June 2009, Dusit Thani College initiated a program with Lyceum University in the Philippines.

    Le Cordon Bleu - Dusit Culinary School

    Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between the Company and the famed Le Cordon Bleu International. The Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School opened In August 2007, making it the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian region. The school offers a wide range and scope of gourmet short courses and highly sophisticated Le Cordon Bleu three-month courses, including the Classic French Course-Superior Cuisine.

    Dusit Thani Hotel School

    Opened in 2015, Dusit Thani Hotel School was established to address the lack of trained talents in the growing hospitality industry. It is Thailand's first paperless and cloud-based vocational hospitality school, with content based on ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals and certificates recognized across the ASEAN countries.

    Dusit Hospitality Management College

    In 2015, a subsidiary company - Philippine Hoteliers, Inc.- made a 40% investment in a joint venture company named Philippine Hoteliers International Center for Hospitality Education, Inc., with plans to set up Dusit Hospitality Management College. Dusit Hospitality Management College, slated to open in 2018 in downtown Manila, is expected to be the first fully-integrated hospitality school and hotel. The college will offer Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management and short courses in Culinary Arts and Hotel Operations.

  • Office Rent Business

    The Company owns a commercial building for rent. The 11-story building is located on leased land from the Crown Property Bureau and is connected to the Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok. The lessees are local and foreign companies. This building has a total area of 13,245 square meters and basement floor with a total of 336 square meters.

    Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund

    On December 21, 2010, the Company has established Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund ("DTCPF"), which has a fund size Baht 4,094 million. The Company has invested in DTCPF by holding unit trust at 30.02 percent. On December 24, 2010 the Company transferred the business of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, dusitD2 Chiang Mai, and the registered leasehold of Dusit Thani Hua Hin to DTCPF.

    The Company, through its 99.99 percent-held Dusit Management Co., Ltd., leases the three hotels, namely Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket (freehold), dusitD2 Chiang Mai (freehold), and Dusit Thani Hua Hin (a 30-year leasehold), from DTCPF to operate.

Business goals

The Company and companies within the group are focusing on Growth and Cost Efficiency, with aims to increase the numbers of the hotels under management, both in Thailand and overseas, to diversify the risks. At the same time, the Company continues to look for opportunities in hotel investment as well as its related businesses.