Prateek Kumar to lead the Dusit International EMEA Region as Regional Vice President
Dusit International has appointed Prateek Kumar as EMEA Regional as Regional Vice president. Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International appointment of Mr Prateek will oversee areas in strengthening Dusit’s operations and supporting development efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer of Dusit International has said that in coordination with the company’s strategy for sustainable and profitable growth, which includes balancing the company’s portfolio of hotels to have half of the operations outside of Thailand by 2022. The company is committed to increasing the resources to facilitate the expansion in the EMEA regions.
On remarks of the
appointment of Mr. Kumar, Mr. Lee has said “Mr. Kumar has a proven ability to
create strategic approaches, drive revenue growth, set best operational
standards, and deliver results, so we are confident he will help establish a strong
presence for our brands in the region.”
Mr. Prateek Kumar holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Griffith University in Australia. For the past two years Mr. Kumar has been working as Area General Manager in charge of Dusit’s Operations in Dubai. Moreover, with the new role as the Regional Vice president to EMEA Region, he will also continue to serve as general manager of Dusit Thani Dubai, linking with the company’s head office in Bangkok in supervising the operations and pre-opening properties in the new regions.
Prior to joining Dusit
International Mr. Kumar has overseen the successful pre-opening of Ascott
Raffles Place, luxury all-suit hotel in the heart of Singapore’s financial city
scape. In addition to this he has also worked at Raffles Hotels& Resorts,
Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels.
Dusit international founded in 1948, has come a long way in establishing as a leading luxury brand. Today the company operates 29 properties worldwide and is a leader in hotel management franchising 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.
international operates the signature Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani College,
established in 1993. The college offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality
degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya. Also Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary
School, and recently opened Dusit Thani Hotel School, which is Thailand’s First
Hospitality School. Moreover, Under the Dusit International Hospitality
Education division, Dusit will be opening its first pioneering project in
Hospitality industry in 2018. Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique
fully integrated hospitality school and hotel in Manila, Philippines.