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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

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  • Business Operation of Each Business

    At present, the Company is engaged in hotel business-related service as follows:

    Hotel Business

    Characteristic of Products and Services

    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.

    a) The Company-Owned Hotel Business

    • Under Dusit Thani Plc. are 5-star hotels under Dusit Thani trademark.

      • Dusit Thani Bankok is a 5-star-hotel with 517 guestrooms consisting 232 Superior rooms, 138 Deluxe rooms, 71 Executive Suites, 36 Club Executive Suites, 23 Junior Suite (Thai Heritage Suite), 12 Club King, 2 Dusit Two Bedroom Suite (Princess Suite), 2 Rattanakosin Suites 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, touring 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 1 April 1973 to 31 March 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 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2018.
        On 22 December 2016, the Company has signed 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 Project Mixed Use.
      • Dusit Thani Pattaya is located in Chonburi province. The resort-style hotel with 457 guest rooms consisting 304 Deluxe, 58 Club rooms, 42 Club Grand Rooms, 24 Family Suite, 15 One-Bedroom Suite, 9 Cabana Room, 3 Dusit Suite, 2 Royal Princess Suite. Hotel’s facilities include Food & Beverage, banquet room, meeting  seminar rooms and others i.e. tennis court, swimming pool, fitness club jDFit’, 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 Landrmark Hotel Co., Ltd. starting from 1 October 1987 to 30 September 2017. Later, on 24 January 2000, the rights to lease has been registered to transfer from Landrmark Hotel Co., Ltd. to Dusit Thani Plc. with the period running from 1 February 1994 to 30 September 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 2 February 2006. The period of new land lease agreement is effective from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2027
    • Under Dusit Thai Properties Plc. are 4-star hotels under Dusit Princess trademark.

      • Dusit Princess Chiang Mai is located on Chang-Klan Road, Chiang Mai. It is a 4-star hotel with 198 guest rooms. The hotel provides accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and catering.
      • Dusit Princess Srinakarin is located on Srinakarin Road, Bangkok. It is a 4-star hotel with 198 guest rooms. The hotel provides accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and catering.
      • Dusit Princess Korat is located in Nakornratsima. It is a 4-star hotel with 186 guest rooms. The hotel provides accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms, catering and ‘Naam Spa’, a subsidiary spa brand under Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts.
    • 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 has 538 guest rooms; 406 Deluxe, 62 Grand Rooms, 44 Club Rooms, 23 Corner Rooms, 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 jDFit’, 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 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.

    b) Under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund

    • Under Dusit Management Co., Ltd.
      Dusit Management Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Company which the Company holds shares 99.99 percent. The purpose of incorporation is hotel operations, asset management of Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund. The company leased the 3 hotels namely Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, dusitD2 Chiang Mai and Dusit Thani Hua Hin from Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund, ownership (freehold) of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and dusitD2 Chiang Mai and leasehold, period of 30 years of Dusit Thani Hua Hin to perform.

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

      • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is located at Talang, Phuket. The hotel is decorated in a contemporary Thai style with 226 guest rooms and 28 villas, provides accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and caters to hotel guests and the general public. The Company acquired Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket via a formal tender process from Laguna Resorts and Hotels Public Company Limited amount of Baht 2,715 million and transferred such business to property fund on 24 December 2010.
      • dusitD2 Chiang Mai is located at Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai. The hotel has 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 at Amphur Cha-am, Petchaburi. The resort-style hotel with 296 guest rooms provides accommodation, food and beverage, meeting rooms and caters to hotel guests and the general public

    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 Plc.

      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:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Thani Bangkok Thailand
      Dusit Thani Hua Hin Thailand
      Dusit Thani Pattaya Thailand
      Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket** Thailand
      Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort*** Thailand
      Dusit Thani Manila Philippines
      Dusit Thani Dubai U.A.E
      Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi U.A.E.
      Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo Egypt
      Dusit Thani Maldives the Republic of the Maldives
      Dusit Thani Guam Resort U.S.A.
      Dusit Thani Dongtai, Jiangsu the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Fudu Qingfeng Changzhou the Republic of China

      UpcomingDusit Thani Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Thani Brookwater Australia
      Dusit Thani Sri Lanka Balapitiya Beachfront Sri Lanka
      Dusit Thani Cam Ranh Vietnam
      Dusit Thani Fushun Liaoning the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Fuzhou the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Huizhou the Republic of China
      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 the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Qingyuan Guangdong the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Residence Davao*** Philippines
      Dusit Thani Residence Maslak Istanbul Turkey
      Dusit Thani Samara Sousse Tunisia
      Dusit Thani Shaoxing the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Suining the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Suzhou the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Zaozhuang the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Zhabei Shianghai the Republic of China
      Dusit Thani Yangon Myanmar

      Remarks: * Leasehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund
      ** Freehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund
      *** Licensing Agreement with Dusit Thani Public Company Limited

    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 select 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:

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

      Upcoming Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Devarana Haikou Hainan the Republic of China
      Dusit Devarana Maldives
      Dusit Devarana Zhuzhou 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 traveler. dusitD2 hotels & resorts are a smart and happening place to stay for the savvy modern traveller. Offering a refreshing take on destinations’, the upper scale dusitD2 brand promises to inspire and energize.

      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:

      Hotel Location
      dusitD2 Chiang Mai* Thailand
      dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena U.S.A.
      dusitD2 Fudu Binhu, Changzhou the Republic of China
      dusitD2 Khao Yai, Thailand Thailand
      dusitD2 Nairobi Kenya
      dusitD2 Kenz Dubai** U.A.E.

      Upcoming dusitD2 Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

      Hotel Location
      dusitD2 Dabieshan Anhui the Republic of China
      dusitD2 Davao Philippines
      dusitD2 Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia
      dusitD2 Palm Mall, Muscat Oman
      dusitD2 Punaka Bhutan
      dusitD2 Residence Al Manzel Abu Dhabi U.A.E.
      dusitD2 Residence Cebu City Philippines
      dusitD2 Residence Yangon Myanmar
      dusitD2 Salwa, Doha Qatar
      dusitD2 Society Hill Tianjin the Republic of China
      dusitD2 Suining Sichuan the Republic of China
      dusitD2 Sunset Road Bali Indonesia
      dusitD2 Thimphu Bhutan
      dusitD2 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
      dusitD2 Phuket Aria Thailand
      dusitD2 Wave San Juan Philippines

      Remarks: * Freehold under Dusit Thani Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund
      ** Licensing agreement with Dusit Overseas trademark

    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 travelers.

      Current Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Princess Chiang Mai Thailand
      Dusit Princess Korat Thailand
      Dusit Princess Srinakarin Thailand
      Dusit Princess Panzhihua Sichuan the Republic of China

      Upcoming Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts’ brands listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Princess Aces Dubai* U.A.E.
      Dusit Princess Cebu City Philippines
      Dusit Princess Jiangyin Jiangsu the Republic of China
      Dusit Princess NAIA Gardens Manila Philippines
      Dusit Princess Residence Xuhui Shanghai the Republic of China

      Remarks: * Licensing agreement with Dusit Overseas trademark

    5. “Affiliate Properties”

      Current Dusit’s Affiliate Properties listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Island Resort Chiangrai* Thailand
      Pathumwan Princess MBK Centre Bangkok** Thailand
      Royal Princess Lanluang Bangkok** Thailand
      Pearl Coast Premier Hotel Apartments, Dubai U.A.E.
      Dusit Thani Residence Dubai Marina U.A.E.

      Upcoming Dusit’s Affiliate Properties listed below:

      Hotel Location
      Dusit Hotel and Suite Doha* Qatar

      Remarks: * Licensing Agreement with Dusit Thani Public Company Limited
      ** Licensing Agreement with Dusit Thai Properties Public Company Limited

  • Hospitality Education

    It is Dusit Thani Education Department’s great honour to inherit the company’s wisdom to provide academic programs and trainings in service industry in order to produce quality human resources to work in hotel and tourism industry in Thailand up to the present. In 1993, the Company offered the highest level of service industry program at Dusit Thani College Bangkok such as Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management, Tourism Management, and other management program related to hotels and resorts. Currently, we have developed international standard programs which are proudly presenting Thai authentic service such as Front Office Service Program, Management Program for Managers, Executives and Senior Executives. All programs are aligned with regulations of MOE and are certified in all levels, undergraduate level, graduate level, both bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.

    On September 2015, Dusit Thani Hotel School provided hotel study certificate program and undergraduate program and on June 2016, Dr. Sarote Phornprapha was appointed as President of Dusit Thani College and President of Education Department Thailand of Dusit Thani groups who is responsible for management of Dusit Thani College Bangkok and Pattaya and developed Dusit Thani Hotel School as well as other domestic projects. One of all projects for 2017 is to merge operation between Dusit Thani Hotel School and Dusit Thani College in order to maximize mutual benefits.

    Besides, Dusit Thani Education Department managed Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Co., Ltd. (LCBD) which is a joint venture between Dusit Thani Plc. and Le Cordon Bleu International B.V. The Company offered certificate program and under graduate program of French Cuisine and Pastry and expanded its branch to the Philippines under Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) which will be opened in 2018 offering service industry program of both bachelor’s degree and several programs for professional management. DHMC will be the first college who integrate instructions with management of dusitD2 The Fort.

    Education Department has a strategic partnership with some of the world’s best hotel schools and culinary arts institute. For example, in 2006, the Company cooperated with Le Cordon Bleu International B.V., France to open Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Co., Ltd. (LCBD) providing luxury culinary arts program of French Style Pastry, Thai Academic Kitchen, Baking Bread, Wine Studies, etc.

    In 2012, the Company teamed up with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland to run hotel and resort management program, and executive training program. In addition, cooperation with Institut Paul Bocuse to operate Dusit Hospitality Management College, Manila has been activated to offer culinary arts in food and beverage and other trainings.

    Dusit Thani Education Department also worked together with Aso College to offer Japanese language program and teamed up with Tsuji Culinary School, Japan and Gambero Rosso, Italy to provide Japanese and Italian culinary arts. Education business units consist of:

    Dusit Thani College

    Characteristic of Products and Services

    Dusit Thai Properties Plc. is grantee of the license to establish Dusit Thani College, provides the bachelor and master degrees in culinary, tourism, hotel management and other programs related to hotel and tourism business.

    Dusit Thani College started off as a vocational school under Dusit Thani Hotel Group on 1 June 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 30 May 1996.

    LE CORDON BLEU DUSIT CULINARY SCHOOL (Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Co., Ltd.)

    Characteristic of Products and Services

    Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Co., Ltd. (LCBD) is a joint venture between Dusit Thani Plc. and Le Cordon Bleu International B.V. The Company was established with the purpose of founding Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School. The School and its courses have been accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE). The joint venture officially opened on July 2008.

    Since the school opened it has enrolled between 1,200 – 1,500 students per year into its main French Cuisine and Pastry Classes (Classic Cycle Programme), which continue to be the school’s main revenue source. In 2010 the school developed and opened a 540 hour Professional Thai Cuisine Course to promote Thai cuisine internationally. Enrolments into the Thai cuisine program have been impressive. Also in 2010 the school opened its first Bakery course - the Art of Bakery - a 240 hour program which has also proved to be very popular. In April 2013, LCBD opened its first 45 hour Wine Studies Course which has become very popular and has been full each term. The Wine Studies program cooperates closely with local and international wine suppliers.

    Le Cordon Bleu Dusit also offers many short courses, workshops and a wide range of corporate team building or incentive activities as well as exclusive corporate member events which can be tailor-made to meet customers’ needs. All courses are sustained by chefs to support and expand learning and enrichment opportunities for students and alumni, but also a great place where the school’s reputation underpins its success.

    In 2014, LCBD opened special intensive cooking classes for children – known as Les Petit Cordon Bleus – offered during the Thai and International school breaks. It is hoped this new program will attract a lot of creative and motivated kids aiming at aged 8-11 and 12-15 years old who have a passion for cooking. We also plan to develop and offer more short courses in culinary management subjects - and also molecular gastronomy – a very new and exciting subject which is collaboration between our LCBD Chefs - and academics from well-known university. LCBD is committed to innovation - offering the general public courses which reÈect new trends in the market as well as a cooperation with well-known university such as Mahidol University.

    Le Cordon Bleu is a world’s renowned network of educational institutions dedicated to providing the highest level of French style culinary through world-class programs, today Le Cordon Bleu has a presence more than 50 campuses in 20 countries with 120 years of experience and heritage. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 LCBD was ranked in the top 3 culinary schools in Asia – an award announced at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore each year. Then, in 2014, LCBD was awarded First Place at the World Gourmet Summit and became the Electrolux: Best Culinary Institute in Asia. This was a wonderful achievement for the Joint Venture.

    In 2012, LCBD produced a very special book in-house on Somtum: A Meeting of Tastes, Flavours, & Cultures, which won Best Cook Book in the World (Asia category) at the International Gourmand Cook Book Awards held in Paris, France. Furthermore, the hotel is graciously participating in supporting “Operation Smile” Thailand Program with Dusit Thani hotel’s donation to the foundation generated from distribution of the book.

    Also every year since 2008, LCBD has supported the Royal Project Foundation in Chiang Mai; also known as “Le tour d’ Angkhang” whereby a full team of LCBD Chefs and support staff travel north to prepare gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinners for VIP clients of the Foundation for 2 nights and 3 days.

    The school has produced significant operating profits in the last 2 years, both 2015 and 2016, being the most successful year to date. 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 programs every year.

    Dusit Thani Hotel School (Dusit Thani Hotel Studies Co., Ltd.)

    Characteristic of Products and Services

    The concept of Dusit Thani Hotel School was developed after a vocational education section was established by an Education Department of Dusit Thani in late 2013. The school was created due to an identified high demand in the hospitality business for well trained and educated young professionals for jobs and careers in operations.

    The school offers hospitality courses at certificate and diploma levels which offer working opportunities for the youth especially high school to gain knowledge and professional skills required for the jobs in hospitality industry.

    Dusit Thani Hotel School was firstly established under Dusit Thani Hotel Studies Co., Ltd. with its office in the heart of Bangkok, Petchburi Road in August 2015.

    Dusit Thani Hotel School is a school for professional hotel training at certificate and diploma levels. The programs aim to provide knowledge and skills in various fields of the hotel business to youth who want to pursue careers in the hotel business to improve their skills to further excel in their profession with the course period range from 6-18 months.

    The programs are developed on the basis of adherence to the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals covering all areas of hotel operations, i.e., Food Production, Food and Beverage Service, and Rooms Division (Front Office and Housekeeping) which were prepared for flow of labour within ASEAN countries in 2015.

    The programs are segmented into 4 levels: Basic, Professional, and Advanced Certificate Programs, and Diploma Programs. The Basic Certificate Programs concentrate on competencies in basic skills, routine knowledge and attitudes in a defined context required for hotel personnels. Professional Certificate Programs concentrate on competencies in broad ranges of skills and attitudes in more varied contexts and team leader responsibilities. Advanced Certificate Programs concentrate on competencies in Greater technical competencies with supervisory skills. Finally, Diploma Programs concentrate on competencies in specialized competences with managerial skills.

    The curriculums for these programs are developed in close collaboration with experts and faculty of Dusit Thani College as to also ensure that students will earn credits, which can be transferred credits to their bachelor programs of Dusit Thani College or other colleges and universities that have signed Memorandum of Understanding with the school. The Dusit Thani Hotel School is the very first of its kind that adheres 100% to the ASEAN competence standards. This will qualify and enable graduates from these programs to seek employment and work throughout the ASEAN community

    By using unique curriculums that meets the needs of the labor market, both domestic and internationally, together with provision of quality and effective teaching from well qualified faculty who have knowledge and direct experience in the teaching field, arrangement of an internship with establishments in the industry, and extra-curricular activities to enhance professional skills, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and ability to work professionally in hotels or restaurants in the country and abroad. Their competencies and skills meet the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals per an official Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) that allowed skilled labor movement within ASEAN in 2015.

    Philippine Hoteliers International Center for Hospitality Education, Inc.

    Characteristic of Products and Services

    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 will offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and certified short courses in Culinary Arts and Hotel Operations.

  • Spa Business

    Characteristic of Products and 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 designed to enhance the natural beauty and well-being. They are 100% natural ingredients and are free from synthetic additives such as parabens, phenoxythanol, SLS, silicone or other artificial components to ensure its delicacy and non-sensitivity. For the organic product range, it has been developed with an ecological awareness in mind and promised to maximize ingredients from organic plant. Our main objective is, from planting to manufacturing processes, being harmless to the environment.

    Devarana Spa uses the products from the pioneer marine cosmeceuticals and thalassotherapy brand, Algotherm. The brand has been established since 1962 in France and won AsiaSpa Award in the category “Best Spa Brand” in 2009.

    The skillful therapists at Devarana expertly deliver a variety of treatments to provide guests with the ultimate relaxation and pampering. The massage section alone is inclusive of many kinds of massage from Eastern and Western styles such as Swedish Massage and Ayurvedic Massage etc. The “Devarana Signature Massage” is particularly outstanding as it combines several different massage techniques from the East and the West. A superb variety of treatments includes massage, deep-cleansing facial treatment, steamed treatment with Thai herbs, scrub and mask treatment and much more with a complete rejuvenation experience, using high quality products for both body and mind.

    Office Rent Business

    Characteristic of Products and Services

    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 Èoor with a total of 336 square meters.

Business goals

The group of the Company is using the Growth Strategy’s policy, together with Cost Efficiency’s policy aiming to expand hotel management business by increasing a number of hotels under Company’s management domestically and internationally in order to diversify risks. At the same time, the Company considers some hotel investment and its related businesses along with an expansion of hotel management business by focusing on income generation from investment in both hotel management business and hotel business as appropriate in a timely manner and occasion.


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