BANGKOK, November 15, 2017 – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has continued its tradition for hospitality excellence by winning five prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards for two of its luxury Dusit Thani hotels – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi and Dusit Thani Maldives.
Alongside an award for ‘Best Luxury Hotel in the Middle East,’ Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, a five-star business hotel located in the city’s new government district, also received the award for ‘Best General Manager for the Middle East Region.’ This accolade was presented to the General Manager, Mr Desmond Hatton, during the Awards’ official Gala Ceremony, held in Bangkok, Thailand, in late October.
Dusit Thani Maldives, a luxury resort located on the stunning Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, added to Dusit’s haul by coming top in three prominent categories – ‘Best Luxury Hotel in the Indian Ocean,’ ‘Best Family Resort in the Indian Ocean,’ and ‘Best Hideaway Spa on a Global Level.’
The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards acknowledge the most exceptional hospitality experiences across 90 categories in over 170 countries. Winners are selected through a rigorous rating process which places an emphasis on quality feedback from guests.
“We are delighted and very proud that Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi and Dusit Thani Maldives have both been recognised for their gracious hospitality and luxury services by winning these prestigious awards,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “We would like to thank the dynamic management and staff of each hotel for their excellent work in achieving this success. These awards really reflect our company-wide commitment to achieving service excellence and always going the extra mile to deliver exceptional guest experiences wherever we set foot.”
With 28 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties exceed 70 within the next four-to-five years across key markets worldwide. Alongside Dusit Thani, other brands in Dusit International’s portfolio include dusitD2, Dusit Devarana, and DusitPrincess.
Awards success: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi and Dusit Thani Maldives won five categories at this year’s Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards.
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani Maldives
About Dusit International
Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose ﬁrst hotel was the Princess on Bangkok’s Charoenkrung Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management and education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana.
The company currently operates 28 properties worldwide and has over 50 confirmed projects in the pipeline in key destinations such as Australia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and UAE.
Dusit International also operates the signature Devarana Spa and has a fast-growing Education Division. The latter, established in 1993, comprises Dusit Thani College, which offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya; and Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School.
In 2018 Dusit will open the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully integrated hospitality school and hotel in Manila, Philippines.
For more information, please visit www.dusit.com.
About the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards
The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards was established in 2014 as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very highest achievements from across the global hotel industry. It aims to focus on hotels that do not want to win the “average” award and celebrates the very best in hotel experiences across seven continents, 172 countries and 90 categories. Participating hotels are generally seen as the benchmark in the industry as they create awareness about the value and importance of constantly raising the bar of excellence.
For more information, please visit www.hautegrandeur.com