Redefining Asian hospitality through education

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(From left) Guglielmo Brentel, president of the École hôtelière de Lausanne Group, Khun Chanin Donavanik, vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee of Dusit International, Khun Suphajee Suthumpun, group CEO of Dusit International, Evelyn Singson, president and vice chairman of the Philippine Hoteliers Inc., Hervé Fleury, executive vice chairman of the Board of Institut Paul Bocuse, and Mr. Ron Hilvert, managing director of Dusit Hospitality Management College and dusitD2 the Fort, Manila

(From left) Guglielmo Brentel, president of the École hôtelière de Lausanne Group, Khun Chanin Donavanik, vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee of Dusit International, Khun Suphajee Suthumpun, group CEO of Dusit International, Evelyn Singson, president and vice chairman of the Philippine Hoteliers Inc., Hervé Fleury, executive vice chairman of the Board of Institut Paul Bocuse, and Mr. Ron Hilvert, managing director of Dusit Hospitality Management College and dusitD2 the Fort, Manila

Dusit Hospitality Management College to open soon in Metro Manila

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When a world-class hospitality managem ent college opens in Manila, expect the entire industry to take notice.

Dusit International and Philippine Hoteliers Inc. hosted a gala dinner to introduce their project, the Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC), which will be fully-integrated into the dusitD2 hotel, a contemporary diffusion hotel line of Dusit International, where students will have the benefit of training at an international hotel.

Dusit International (Dusit Hotels & Resorts) is individually collaborating with Switzerland’s École hôtelière de Lausanne and France’s Institut Paul Bocuse for DHMC.

“Filipinos are known to be one of the most hospitable and talented people in the world and we want to bring them a school that meets global standards,” says Ron Hilvert, managing director of the college. “A collaboration of this magnitude can change the hospitality industry.”

For his part, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. said, “DHMC will provide a stimulus for us to set a higher standard level for hospitality. Excellence and good performance is possible only in atmosphere of positive reinforcement. A highly motivated workforce is the key to success. Only light can cast away darkness; only happiness projects through hospitality.”

Each institution will contribute to a world-class curriculum that will come to define DHMC: Dusit International’s world-class hospitality delivered with the iconic touches of Thailand’s artistry, École hôtelière de Lausanne’s years of experience as the first hospitality management school in the world, and Institut Paul Bocuse’s approach of combining tradition and innovation using the French art of cuisine.

“We want to meet the growing demand for hoteliers and the Philippines provides the right setting for this industry to prosper,” adds Hilvert.

To date, DHMC is undergoing accreditation from the Commission on Higher Education.
It will be located at the Mini Parkway in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

“We believe in providing the kind of education where students are rooted in the environment they will eventually work in,” shares Khun Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive officer of Dusit International. “We’re ready to launch the next generation of Filipino world-class hoteliers and restaurateurs. Our future alumni will set the new standards for the industry, whether they work in the Philippines or abroad.”

 

 

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