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Company's Business

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

Significant Changes and Development of the Company’s Business in Year 2016

  • The Company registered 4 new subsidiary companies which are Vimarn Suriya Co., Ltd., Suanlum Property Co., Ltd (both have established date on 23 August 2016), Phraram 4 Development Co., Ltd. (established date on 5 October, 2016), and Saladang Property Management Co., Ltd. (established date on 26 December, 2016) in order to prepare its business expansion in the near future.
  • Hospitality Education

The Board of Directors resolved to cease the joint venture, Dusit Bird Hotels Private Limited that the Company holds 50% Share with Bird Hospitality Services Private Limited (“Bird Group”) in India for hotel management purpose. With different strategic investment plans of both companies, the Board of Directors of both companies mutually agreed to close down the joint venture business and will arrange a liquidation by Indian law accordingly. However, with long-lasting friendships for years and potential growing market in India, the Company will sign a partnership sales and marketing agreement with Bird Group and consider setting a new representative sales office in Mumbai, India to strengthen Dusit Brand in the region.

Company's operation

Characteristic of Products and Services

At present, the Company is engaged in hotel business, education business, and other businesses as follows:

1. Hotel Business

The Company operates under 5 trademarks which are:

  • Dusit Thani
  • Dusit Devarana
  • dusitD2
  • Dusit Princess
  • Dusit Residence

Each hotel trademark has its own uniqueness to respond to different and several requirements of each group of customers.

Hotel operation of the Company is divided into 2 categories.

The Company-Owned Hotel Business
  • Under Dusit Thani Plc. are 5-star hotels under Dusit Thani trademark.

    • Dusit Thani Bangkok consists of 517 guestrooms divided into 233 Superior room, 149 Deluxe rooms, 71 Dusit Rooms, 36 Dusit Club Rooms, 23 Thai Heritage Suite One Bedroom, 2 Rattanakosin Suite One Bedroom, 1 Ambassador Suite Two Bedroom, 1 Princess Suite Two Bedroom and 1 Majesty Suite. Hotel’s facilities including food & drink, banquet rooms, meeting & seminar room and other hotel’s facilities i.e. swimming pool, fitness club (DFiT), spa ‘Devarana’, Dusit Shop and varieties of products for local community and souvenir, Dusit Gourmet, limousine service for hotel transfer and airport pickup, tour service, money exchange service, baby-sitting service, hair salon, laundry, postal service and telephone service.

    • The hotel’s customers mainly are expatriates both travellers and business persons. The hotel normally organize seminars to both local Thailand and overseas. Majority of travellers usually travel and stay in the hotel during October - March in the following year, which is during high season. The low season is during April - August with less number of travellers.

    • The hotel is located on leased land from the Crown Property Bureau, initially for a term of 30 years from April 1, 1973 to March 31, 2003 with rights to renew the lease twice for a term of 15 years each. The Company has renewed the lease for the first 15 year commencing from April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2018.

    • On December 22, 2016, the Company has enterd into the land lease agreement with the Crown Property Bureau (“new land lease agreement”) for the new term of 30 years with the rights to renew such agreement for another 30 years. The period of the lease per this agreement starts from July 2024 onwards. However, the Company has a construction period in total of 7 years since July 2017 onwards. According to the new land lease agreement, the Company agreed to waive its current rights of remaining leased term including the rights to extend the term to another 15 years in order to start the Mixed-Use Project.

    • On March 1, 2017, the Company announced the joint investment in the mixed-use property development project with Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN), a partner. This project consists of a hotel, residence, retail shopping center and office building which is to be located at Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel and the Crown Property Bureau’s additional leased plot of 5-0-74.25 rais of land which is totally 23-2-2.72 rai of the whole lease land.

    • Dusit Thani Pattaya is located in Chonburi province. The resort-style hotel with 457 guest rooms which are divided into 304 Deluxe rooms, 58 Club rooms, 42 Club Grand rooms, 24 Family Suites, 15 One-Bedroom Suites, 9 Cabana Rooms, 3 Dusit Suites, 2 Royal Princess Suites. Hotel’s facilities include Food & Beverage, banquet room, meeting & seminar rooms and others i.e. tennis court, swimming pool, fitness club ‘DFit’, Deverana Spa, Dusit Shop and retail shop for local products and souvenirs, bakery shop “Dusit Gourmet”, limousine service, touring service, money exchange service, baby-sitting service, hair salon, laundry, postal service and telephone service.

    • The hotel is located on a land lease agreement with Siri Pattaya Co., Ltd. Initial agreement between Siri Pattaya Co., Ltd. and Landmark Hotel Co., Ltd. starting from October 1, 1987 to September 30, 2017. Later, on January 24, 2000, the rights to lease has been registered to transfer from Landmark Hotel Co., Ltd. to Dusit Thani Plc. with the period running from February 1, 1994 to September 30, 2017. On January 2006, the Company has renewed the land lease agreement in advance for another 10 years, by canceling the previous land lease agreement and entering into a new agreement which was registered with the Department of Land in Chonburi Province on February 2, 2006. The period of new land lease agreement is effective from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2027
  • Under Dusit Thai Properties Plc. are 4-star hotels under Dusit Princess Trademark including

    • Dusit Princess Chiang Mai is located on Chang-Klan Road, Chiang Mai consisting of 198 hotel rooms & suites. The hotel provides accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and catering.

    • Dusit Princess Srinakarin is located on Srinakarin Road, Bangkok consisting of 198 hotel rooms. The hotel provides accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and catering.

    • Dusit Princess Korat is located in Nakhon Ratchasima consisting of 186 hotel rooms. The hotel provides food and beverage, meeting rooms and catering. The hotel was sold its business to Imperial Nakorn Ratchasima Company Limited and Sup Imperial Korad Company Limited on December 28, 2017.
  • Under Philippine Hoteliers, Inc.
    This Company was set up in the Philippines to operate and own Dusit Thani Manila, located in Makati City. This hotel consists of 500 guest rooms divided into 209 Deluxe Rooms, 136 Premier Rooms, 74 Club Premier Rooms, 12 Junior Suites, 6 Deluxe Suites, 20 Grand Rooms, 10 Premier Executive Suites, 30 Club Executive Suites, 2 Ambassador Suites, 1 Presidential Suite Hotel’s facilities include Food & Beverage, banquet room, meeting & seminar rooms and others i.e. tennis court, swimming pool, fitness club ‘DFit’, Deverana Spa, Dusit Shop and retail shop for local products and souvenirs, bakery shop “Dusit Gourmet”, limousine service, tour service, money exchange service, baby-sitting service, hair salon, laundry service, postal service, telephone service, Valet Service and Medical Clinic.


  • Under DMS Property Investment Private Limited

    This company was set up in Republic of Maldives to operate and own Dusit Thani Maldives, located at Republic of Maldives, Mudhdoo Island. The hotel has 94 villas; 36 Beach villas, 29 Water villas, 20 Ocean Villas, 5 Family Beach Villas, 2 Ocean Pavilion and 2 Beach Residence. The hotel’s facilities include Food & Beverage and others i.e. swimming pool, water sport center, fitness club jDFit’, Deverana Spa, Dusit Shop and retail shop for local products and souvenirs, seaplane services between Male International Airport and hotel.

    The hotel’s facilities include Food & Beverage outlets and others i.e. swimming pool, water sport center, Guest Gym, Deverana Spa, Staff Shop and 2 retail shops on rent i.e. one for Jewelry and another for local products and souvenirs, domestic flight services between Male International Airport and Dharvandhooh (Nearby domestic airport) and seaplane services between Male International Airport and resort

  • Hotel Business under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (DREIT)

    On December 21, 2010, Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (DTCPF) was officially established and it invested in the DTCPF by holding investment units at 30.02% on December 24, 2010. Later, there was the resolution from the meeting of unit holders of Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (DTCPF) No. 1/ 2017 which held on September 14, 2017 to convert the Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (DTCPF) into Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (“DREIT”) and started trading DREIT trust units in the Stock Market of Thailand on December 15, 2017. However, there are 3 hotels under DREIT; Dusit Laguna Phuket, dusitD2 Ching Mai and Dusit Hua Hin, leased by Dusit Management Co., Ltd., which is the 99.9% owned subsidiary of Dusit Thani Public Company Limited.

Hotel Management Business

Characteristic of Products and Services

Management hotels and resorts at present are as follows:

  1. “Dusit Thani”

    Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts are the 5-star hotels under the brand “Dusit Thani”. Such business includes the grant to use the trademark “Dusit Thani” (Licensing) under the standard of service provision controlled by the Company. All hotel management and licensing agreements are entered into by Dusit Thani Public Company Limited.

    Renowned, full-service brand that artfully delivers gracious, Thai-inspired hospitality

    Dusit Thani Brand is a renowned, up-market, full-service brand that embodies the richness and tradition of Asian culture that are calm, fragrant and colorful, 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.

    Current Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

    • Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand
    • Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Thailand (1)
    • Dusit Thani Pattaya, Thailand
    • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Thailand (2)
    • Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, Thailand (3)
    • Dusit Thani Manila, Philippines
    • Dusit Thani Maldives
    • Dusit Thani Dubai, U.A.E.
    • Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
    • Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo, Egypt
    • Dusit Thani Guam Resort, U.S.A.
    • Dusit Thani Dongtai, Jiangsu, China
    • Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng, Changzhou, China

  2. “Dusit Devarana”

    Dusit Devarana provides an exceptional enclave for those who lead truly global lives. What makes it different is that its properties are selected intimate hotels and resorts where each person is regarded as being ‘at home in residence’ with all resources at their disposal. Its role is to create ‘a world of one’ that perfectly meets an individual’s leisure or business needs. This is transfused through devotion in understanding individuality of need, and delivering individuality in experience.

    Refined sanctuaries in distinctive destinations offering the utmost in personalised luxury.

    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.

    Current Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

    • Dusit Devarana Hot Spring & Spa Conghua Guangzhou, the Republic of China

  3. “dusitD2”

    dusitD2 is a contemporary hotel and resort brand whose distinctive combination of cutting-edge design, high-tech connectivity and efficient, modern convenience reflects the needs and desires of today’s new generation travellers. dusitD2 hotels & resorts are a smart and happening place to stay for the savvy modern travellers.

    Contemporary upscale brand ideal for today’s tech-savvy, hyper-connected travellers.

    dusitD2hotels & resorts 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 colourful charisma.

    Current dusitD2 Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

    • dusitD2 Chiang Mai, Thailand (2)
    • dusitD2 Khao Yai, Thailand
    • dusitD2 Fudu Binhu, Changzhou, China
    • dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena, U.S.A.
    • dusitD2 Nairobi, Kenya
    • dusitD2 Kenz Dubai, U.A.E. (5)

  4. “Dusit Princess”

    Dusit Princess is an upper-midscale hotel brand. Each hotel has its own distinctive personality, embracing the culture and character of the local community. The hotels are designed to appeal to travelers who seek an optimal combination of a well-located hotel with comfortable and functional rooms, essential business facilities, services and sustainable value.

    Efficient, affordable, upper-midscale brand for business and leisure travellers.

    The hotels are efficient, affordable and dynamic with modern facilities that provides experiences that ensure the well-being of business and leisure travellers.

    Current Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

    • Dusit Princess Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Dusit Princess Panzhihua, Sichuan, China

  5. “Affiliate Properties”

    Current Dusit’s Affiliate Propertieslisted below:

    • Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai, Thailand (3)
    • Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (6)
    • Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok, Thailand (6)
    • Dusit Residence Dubai Marina, U.A.E. (5)

    Upcoming Dusit’s Affiliate Properties listed below:

    • Dusit Thani Brookwater, Australia
    • Dusit Thani Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
    • Dusit Thani Cam Ranh, Vietnam
    • Dusit Thani Fushun, Liaoning, China
    • Dusit Thani Fuzhou, Fujian, Chi
    • Dusit Thani Huizhou, Guangdong, China (4)
    • Dusit Thani Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    • Dusit Thani Laguna, Singapore
    • Dusit Thani Lubi Island, Philippines
    • Dusit Thani Paradise Safari Park Hotel and Casino Nairobi, Kenya
    • Dusit Thani Panzhihua, Sichuan, China
    • Dusit Thani Qingyuan, Guangdong, China
    • Dusit Thani Residence Davao, Philippines (3)
    • Dusit Thani Residence Maslak Istanbul, Turkey
    • Dusit Thani Samara Sousse, Tunisia
    • Dusit Thani Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
    • Dusit Thani Suining, Sichuan, China
    • Dusit Thani Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
    • Dusit Thani Zaozhuang, Shandong, China
    • Dusit Thani Zhabei, Shanghai, China
    • Dusit Thani Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (4)
    • Dusit Thani Yangon, Myanmar
    • Dusit Thani Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    • Dusit Thani Himalayan, Nepal
    • Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, Philippines
    • Dusit Thani Shanghai, Jingan, China
    • Dusit Thani Wanfo Lake, Anhui, China
    • Dusit Devarana Haikou, Hainan, Chin
    • Dusit Devarana Zhuzhou, Hunan, China
    • Dusit Devarana Maldives, the Republic of Maldives
    • dusitD2 Chaengwattana, Bangkok, Thailand
    • dusitD2 Huahin, Thailand
    • dusitD2 Phuket Aria, Thailand
    • dusitD2 Darbieshan, Anhui, China
    • dusitD2 Davao, Philippines
    • dusitD2 Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia
    • dusitD2 Palm Mall, Muscat, Oman
    • dusitD2 Punakha, Bhutan
    • dusitD2 Residence Al Manzel Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. (5)
    • dusitD2 Residence Cebu City, Philippines
    • dusitD2 Residence Yangon, Myanmar
    • dusitD2 Salwa Doha, Qatar
    • dusitD2 Society Hill, Tianjin, China (4)
    • dusitD2 Suining, Sichuan, China
    • dusitD2 Sunset Road, Bali, Indonesia
    • dusitD2 Thimphu, Bhutan
    • dusitD2 The Fort, Manila, Philippines
    • dusitD2 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    • dusitD2 Vung Tau, Vietnam
    • dusitD2 Waves San Juan, Philippines
    • dusitD2 City Centre Bahrain, Bahrain
    • dusitD2 Residence Huizhou, Guangdong, China
    • Dusit Princess Chiang Rai, Thailand
    • Dusit Princess Cebu City, Philippines
    • Dusit Princess Dhaka, Bangladesh (3)
    • Dusit Princess Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China
    • Dusit Princess Phu Quoc, Vietnam (3)
    • Dusit Princess Residence Xuhui, Shanghai, China
    • Dusit Princess Rijas, Dubai, U.A.E. (5)
    • Dusit Princess Fuzhou, China
    • Dusit Hotel and Suite Doha, Qatar

    Remarks:

    (1)Leasehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust

    (2)Licensing Agreement with Dusit Thani Freehold and leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust

    (3)Licensing Agreement with Dusit Thani Public Company Limited

    (4)Licensing Agreement with Dusit Fudu Hotel Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    (5)Licensing agreement with Dusit Overseas trademark

    (6)Licensing Agreement with Dusit Thai Properties Public Company Limited

2. Education business

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited has set up the Education Business Unit with the objectives of expanding more education units and training both in Thailand and overseas, especially where Dusit’s hotels are located for preparing professional workforce and manpower to work in global hospitality industry especially Dusit’s hotel. At present, the Company’s education business has been recognized and consistently grown into large scale.

Dusit Hospitality Education Business Units are as follows:

Dusit Thani College

Dusit Thani College started off as a vocational school under Dusit Thani Hotel Group on June 1, 1993 from the determination of Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, Chairperson and Managing Director of Dusit Thani Public Company Limited at that moment with the purpose of producing the professional hospitality personnel who would be expected to become a driving force in the development of hotel and tourism business whereby has offered two English curriculums at the certificate level: one in the Hotel Operation (Diploma in Hotel Operation), and another in Culinary Arts (Professional Chef Diploma).

Since the beginning of the operation, the school placed great emphasis on the academic excellence and provided quality teaching and learning - both on the theoretical and practical aspects. Consequently, the standard of education provided by the school was well recognized by the society more widely. Later, the school developed and upgraded the curriculum for the Bachelor’s degree program in the hospitality industry with an eye to meet the need of society. The curriculum was approved by the Ministry of University Affairs and finally, the school was upgraded to become a higher educational institution (university level). The fully accredited “Dusit Thani College” came into existence on May 30, 1996.

At present, the college offers both Bachelor’s Degree Program and Master’s Degree Program as the details specified below.

  • Dusit Thani College (Bangkok)

    Undergraduate Level

    1. Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Resort Management
    2. Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism Management
    4. Bachelor of Business Administration in MICE and Events Management
    5. Bachelor of Management in Service Innovation in Tourism and Hotel Business

    Undergraduate Level (International Program, teaching in English)

    1. Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Resort Management
      (With the academic certification of École hôtelière de Lausanne)
    2. Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management
      (A joint degree program with Le Cordon Bleu)

    Undergraduate Level (Experience-Based Credit Transfer)

    1. Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Resort Management
    2. Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management

    Graduate Level

    1. Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Dusit Thani College (Pattaya City Centre)

    Undergraduate Level

    1. Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Resort Management
    2. Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration in MICE and Events Management

    Furthermore, Dusit Thani College also offers various short professional courses such as Hospitality Access Program (HAP) – Five-month training programs, Thai Culinary Arts, Mini-MBA in Hospitality Management and Executive Programs in Hotel Management etc.

    Apart from focusing on the academic excellence and producing qualified graduates, Dusit Thani College has supported and contributed to the social on developing qualified personnel who wish to work in the service industry in foreign countries. Throughout 18 years, Dusit Thani College has been authorized by the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Labor to organize skill tests for job seekers in the 5-certified job testing which is composed of Food Production, Bartending, Food and Beverage Service, Front Office Operations and Housekeeping. Currently, there are a large number of personnel who have passed the test and worked in overseas.

    Currently, Dusit Thani College Bangkok and Pattaya City Center have been certified by Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (Public Organization) (TPQI), as an organization responsible to certify the professional competency standard in

    1. Tourism Hotel and Restaurant Occupation for Thai Food production, Thai cuisine, and Thai desserts.
    2. Health and Wellness Service Activity Occupation for SPA Service

    As the leader in Asia’s hospitality education, Dusit Thani College sustainably develops international collaborations in various areas with the leading international institutions such as:


  • ASO College Group, Japan - in the area of Japanese language and Cultural tourism in Fukuoka, Japan. The intention is to improve the quality of Japanese language study of our students. Dusit Thani College also established Japanese Center as well as open the Japanese course which is taught by Japanese teachers that selected from ASO COLLEGE GROUP at Dusit Thani College.

  • Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland - to develop and certify an international program for Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Resort Management.

  • Le Cordon Bleu, France - to develop and offer an international joint degree program: Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management.
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  • Lyceum of the Philippines University (Manila, Cavite, Batangas and Laguna) - Dusit Thani College acts as a consultant on teaching quality, assessment, and learning resources.

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong - One of renown university in Asia and the world, jointly offer Executive Hotel Industry Professional Development Programs with the course of Innovation, Leader in Hospitality Industry and MICE.

  • Tsuji Culinary Institute, Japan - in the area of joint educational program in Japanese Culinary and cuisine course to the public and Dusit Thani College students for selecting as a free elective subject for Bachelor Degree.

  • Gambero rosso, Italy - in the area of Italian Cuisine courses to the public and Dusit Thani College students for selecting as a free elective subject for Bachelor Degree.

  • Bali international training and development centre, Indonesia - Dusit Thani College acts as a consultancy service to operate hospitality institute in Bali and have a plan to offer a short program to the public in the near future.

  • Ecole de savignac, ECOLE DE SAVIGNAC, France - The well known hospitality and tourism education has started the student exchange program in the undergraduate program with Dusit Thani College.

In addition, Dusit Thani College also cooperates with other hospitality and tourism organizations in exchanging and sharing knowledge and experience such as:

Working with Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (Public Organization) in creating the national testing standard for Thai Food Production. Dusit Thani College also assisted Department of Tourism conducting the ASEAN Competency Standard training for the staff of Department of Tourism. Dusit Thani College is now working with Thai Airways International in developing the training program for flight attendants in the First Class.

In order to maintain the up-to-date knowledge of hospitality industry and for its further development of this field, Dusit Thani College has been a membership of the well-known hospitality institutes as follows:

  • THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON HOTEL, RESTAURANT , AND INSTITUTE EDUCATION (ICHRIE)
  • THE ASIA PACIFIC COUNCIL ON HOTEL, RESTAURANT , AND INSTITUTE EDUCATION (APACCHRIE)
  • THE PACIFIC ASIA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (PATA) – The President of Dusit Thani College has been appointed to be the committee on Education Board since 2013.
  • THE ASSOCIATION OF ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS SCHOOL – which is the first private higher education institution in Thailand.
  • THE THAILAND CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION BUREAU (TCEB)
  • THE THAILAND INTENSIVE AND CONVENTION ASSOCIATION (TICA)
  • THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY EDUCATION (THE-ICE) – The President of Dusit Thani College has been appointed to be the director of THE-ICE Board since 2014.
  • THE WORLD ASSOCIATION OF CHEFS’ SOCIETIES – Dusit Thani College is the first Thailand education institution that offically recognized high standard in culinary education and training from WACS.

In 2017, Dusit Thani College organized Dusit Gracious Hospitality and Tourism International Conference from November 29 to December 1, 2017 at Dusit Princess Srinakarin Hotel, Bangkok. There are many experts, specialists, and academicians attending the conference to exchange the idea and experience about the trend of the hospitality and tourism as well as present their research.

The college, thus, strives for its constant development on research projects. The college publishes the book “The Authentic Thai Cuisine, Dusit Thani College Standard” which developed from the research project entitled “The Development of Thai Food Recipes in Accordance with Dusit Thani College Standard”, a research that obtained a copyright and trademark registration with Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce, to with the purpose in promoting and preserving the authentic Thai Food to public. The college is now in the process of developing the Thai Food Recipes in the second phase.

Furthermore, the Dusit Thani College Journal is also certified by the Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre and be listed in the first tier which does have the content and quality according to the international standard and will be selected to be listed in ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) later.

In academic competition, Dusit Thani College participated in wide range of academic competitions both domestic and international level, for example:

  1. Dusit Thani College has been invited to participate in Hong Kong International Culinary Classic in Hong Kong SAR from May 8-11, 2017.
  2. Dusit Thani College has been invited to be Thailand representative to participate the 44th World Skills Competition in food production in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates from October 14-19, 2017. The Dusit Thani College students also received the silver medal in food production which is the only medal that Thailand received in the competition.

For over 24 years of success, Dusit Thani College has been recognized as one of the international hospitality education institutions with quality learning and teaching activities from top-notch faculty with professional experience in hospitality industries. The college has produced qualified graduates to be competence in both practical skills and managerial skills with high creativity and vision that meet the need of the industry both domestic and overseas. The college currently has more than 3,447 full-time students, and has produced more than 5,301 successful graduates and alumni to the industry.

Dusit Thani College, under the investment of Dusit Thai Properties Public Company Limited, is located on Srinakarin Road, Pravet district in Bangkok on 12 rai area which consists of 2 buildings with 14,083 square meter space of classrooms, practical rooms, demonstration rooms and fully equipped kitchens, as well as proper student recreation facilities. In 2017, Dusit Thani College has started the renovation plan to improve facilities in order to match with the international standard.

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Co., Ltd (LCBD) is a joint venture between Dusit Thani Public Company Limited and Le Cordon Bleu International B.V. LCBD was established in 2007 and is fully accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education, and offers the most complete and comprehensive training in classic French culinary techniques.

LCBD currently enrolls between 1,000 – 1,200 students per year into its Classic Cycle Programme consisting of French Cuisine, French Patisserie, Bakery, Thai Cuisine and other short courses. This Classic Cycle Programme continues to be the School’s predominant revenue source. LCBD’s 540-hour Professional Thai Cuisine course was developed in 2010 to promote Thai cuisine internationally and enrolment into this course continues to prove successful. LCBD opened its very first Bakery course called The Art of Bakery, also in 2010, a 240-hour programme that teaches in-depth into the art and science of bread making, and has proven to be continuously popular and successful. Apart from this LCBD has also introduced its Wine Studies Course, a 45-hour programme that has a close cooperation with both local and international wine suppliers and aims to provide knowledge in all aspects of wine and viticulture.

LCBD endeavors to cater to a wide range of clientele, and offers a variety of Short Courses or Workshops, both to the general public and corporate clients. All of LCBD’s Workshops are taught by our professional chef instructors and aims to enrich learning opportunities for novices, students and alumni.

LCBD was pleased to introduce in 2014 a special cooking class specifically for children, known as Les Petit Cordon Bleu, and is offered during the Thai and International school holidays. The course aims to inspire young children to explore the culinary world and be able to not only have fun but to learn to hone their kitchen skills as well.

LCBD is part of a renowned network of educational institutes around the world, and is dedicated to providing the highest level of French culinary techniques and discipline. The Le Cordon Bleu brand todays extends its presence to 35 campuses in 20 countries, and with 122 years of heritage and experience. LCBD has been recognized as one of the top 3 culinary schools in Asia in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore. In 2017, we are honored to be nominated once again for consideration in the group of “Hospitality Institution of the Year (Regional).

LCBD continues to innovate and expand while maintaining its cultural heritage, and is determined to introduce new programme to serve the needs of our students. The joint venture has established itself as the premier private vocational provider of culinary training in Thailand and is attracting more international students into its programme every year.

Courses

  • Classic Cycle Programme – Weekday Class and Saturday Class

    • French Cuisine Class (Diplôme de Cuisine)
    • Pastry Class (Diplôme de Pâtisserie)
    • French Cuisine and Pastry Class (Grand Diplôme)
  • The Professional Thai Cuisine Programme
  • The Art of Bakery
  • Wine Studies Course
  • Culinary Discovery Programme (Short Courses)

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School is located on the 1st floor of Dusit Thani Building, 946 Rama IV Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok with total approximately 2,000 square meter space. School is fully equipped with well and modern facilities with kitchen for cuisine, pastry, demonstration, barista, wine classes and a library.

Dusit Thani Excellence Centre (DTEC)

In order to expand its academic services to public from its main location on Sri Nakarin Road, Dusit Thani College established Dusit Thani Excellence Centre (DTEC) on October 1, 2017. For this purpose, the college sub-leased approximately 50% or approximately 3,473.75 square meters of usable area of approximately 6,947.5 square meters of a building at 588/5 Phetchaburi Road, Ratchathewee District in central Bangkok from Dusit Excellence Co., Ltd. The building has 7 stories, built on 1 rai and 66 square wah plot of land, fully equipped with modern classrooms, IT infrastructure, demo and practical kitchens, mock-up rooms for front office and house-keeping operations, cafeteria, and other supporting facilities. Apart from use for offering short courses and corporate training, DTEC will also be utilized as research facilities for College’s future projects.

Philippine Hoteliers International Center for Hospitality Education, Inc.
Philippine Hoteliers International Center for Hospitality Education, Inc. (PHI Education) has operated the Education Institute, registering in the Republic of the Philippines since 15 July 2015. PHI Education at Dusit Hospitality Management College offers Bachelor degree programmes in Hospitality Management, and Tourism Management, and through the Professional Advancement Centre a number of certified courses in Culinary Arts and Hotel Operations.

3. Other businesses

The Mixed-Use Property Development Project

The Mixed-Use Property Development Project (Mixed-Use Project) is a joint investment between Dusit Thani Public Company Limited which proceeded through its subsidiary and associate companies with Central Pattana Public Company Limited which consists of the new Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok, a residence, a retail shopping center and an office building. The total investment value will not exceed Baht 36,700 million. This investment is developed on 23-2-2.72 rais of land located at the intersection of Silom Road and Rama IV Road with details as follows:

  1. The joint investment in the Property Development Project which will consist of the rights to land lease, develop and construct a hotel, a residence and a retail shopping center through Vimarn Suriya Company Limited.
  2. The joint investment in the shopping center project through Suanlum Property Company Limited.
  3. The joint investment in the office project through Saladang Property Management Company Limited which Phraram 4 Development Company will be assigned the land lease right from Dusit Thani Public Company Limited for the Office Project and Saladang Property Management Company Limited will sublease the land from Phraram 4 Development Company Limited.

The investment of the mixed-use property development project will be located on the leased land of 15-3-67.84 rais which the Company have entered into an agreement with the Crown Property Bureau on July 31, 1968 for the period of 30 years from April 1, 1973 to March 31, 2003. The Company is entitled to extend for another 2 terms which are 15 years each and the rental fee would be renegotiated. The Company firstly renewed the lease agreement for the land of 18-1-28.20 rais with the term of 15 years from April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2018. The Company which later waived to extend the existing leasing agreement and has entered into the new agreement with the Crown Property Bureau for 23-2-2.72 rais of land with the term of 30 years signed on December 22, 2016 (Additional land of 5-74.52 rais from 18-1-28.20 rais which Olympia Building, Thai Insurance Building and 9 blocks of commercial buildings are located).

This project is an expansion to the main hotel business to diversify, increase competitiveness and strengthen Dusit Thani brand by its uniqueness of Thai heritage preservation as well as utilized maximization of the land which will also benefit for tourists and Thai citizens. This location is truly a city center which consists of business center, major Bangkok’s transportation connected ways to BTS sky train and MRT subway, an A-grade residential areas located at the opposite of Lumpini Park, the big greenery area of Bangkok. The Company is confident that this project will be a new landmark of Bangkok similar to 48-year-ago that Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok has embarked its history which will also strengthen the Dusit brand. The project construction is expected to start at the end of 2019 and to be completed at the end of 2023 till the middle of 2024.

Nevertheless, Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel still operates until January 5th, 2019 which was postponed from the original plan to cease its operation on April 2018 after the Company has considered related factors and spent more time in details of the designs and project development with prudence, care and delicacy of every step to design the project that answers the needs of both conservation and innovation. This includes not only building greenery area connected to Lumpini Park, but also connecting all levels of transportation consisting underground, ground area or sky-high to relieve the congested traffic problem in this area.

In summary, the Mixed-Use Property Development Project is currently under demolishing office buildings and commercial building on the additional land of 5 rais located next to Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok’s office building and parking area.

Dusit Thani Property REIT

The Company operates and manages trust and it is currently a trust manager for Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust. Its major revenue is from trust management fee and disposition / acquisition fee of assets of trust. Presently, Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust has invested in hotel projects as follows:

  • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is located in Talang, Phuket. The hotel is decorated in a contemporary Thai style with 225 guest rooms providing accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and caters to hotel guests and the general public.
  • dusitD2 Chiang Mai is located on Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai. The hotel consists of 131 guest rooms combining modern amenities with Thai hospitality and atmosphere to serve the needs of its guests.
  • Dusit Thani Hua Hin (leasehold) is located in Amphur Cha-am, Petchaburi. The resort-style hotel with 296 guest rooms providing accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and caters to hotel guests and the general public.
Devarana Spa

Spa business is operated under Dusit Thani Public Company Limited with 11 locations; 4 in Thailand and 7 overseas.

Four Devarana Spas in Thailand are at

  1. Dusit Thani Bangkok
  2. Dusit Thani Pattaya
  3. Dusit Thani Hua Hin
  4. dusitD2 Chiang Mai

Seven Devarana Spas overseas are at

  1. Dusit Thani Manila
  2. Dusit Thani Maldives
  3. dusitD2 Nairobi Kenya
  4. Dusit Thani Guam, USA
  5. Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo
  6. Dusit Devarana Hot Springs & Spa ConghuaDusit Devarana Hot Springs & Spa Conghua
  7. Dusit Thani Dongtai, Jiangsu

Products or Services

Devarana Spa has developed its own exclusive lines of spa products such as natural massage oil blends, shampoo, soap, shower gel and body lotion. All spa product formulations are environmental friendly and are designed to enhance natural beauty and well-being. They are 100 % natural and are free from synthetic additives such as parabens, phenoxythanol, SLS or other artificial components.

Devarana Spa also offers reputable natural organic spa products. These premium organic product ranges have been developed with an ecological awareness in mind and promised to have the organic plant ingredients up to 70%. For facial, Devarana Spa uses products from the pioneer marine cosmetics and thalassotherapy brand, Algotherm. The brand has been established since 1962 in France and won AsiaSpa Award in the category of “Best Spa Brand” in 2009.

Skillful therapists at Devarana Spa expertly deliver a variety of treatments to provide guests with ultimate relaxation and pampering. Massage section includes many kinds of massage from Eastern and Western sides of the world such as Swedish Massage and Ayurvedic Massage. The “Devarana Signature Massage” is particularly outstanding as it combines several different massage techniques from East and West. A superb variety of treatments includes massage, facial, body treatments, water treatments, beauty treatments and many spa exclusive programs for a more complete rejuvenation experience, using high quality products to nourish and rejuvenate for both body and mind.

Naam Spa

Naam Spa offers health-related service (spa) for 4-5 star hotel whose concept depicts simplicity and straightforward both design and service which is located at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Office Rent Business
The Company operates 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 13,245.54 square meters and basement floor with a total of 336 square meters.
Business goals

The Company has planned a 9-year business strategy (Year 2016 – 2025) for the sustainable growth as follows:

  1. Balance - to create the revenue balance for increasing overseas business ratio to 50% as well as to balance the business development between owned hotels (Capital investment) and managed hotels (Asset light) minimizing the capital investment and maximizing the return on assets ratio.
  2. Diversify - to boost the variety of business types for the risk diversification by goal setting of a 10% revenue contribution from investment in new businesses.
  3. Expand - to expand the business by doubling hospitality business to 14,000 rooms within 2021.

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