Dusit Thani College’s newest Campus in Pattaya City Opens in June 2011
Dusit Thani College, the leading centre of hospitality learning in Thailand established by Dusit International, marks another milestone with the expansion of its newest campus, in one of Asia's most well-known travel destinations - Pattaya, Thailand. Dusit Thani College Pattaya City will open its doors to the public in June 2011.
"We chose Pattaya because of the existence of many international hotel chains, including our two properties located in the city, Dusit Thani Pattaya and dusitD2 baraquda pattaya. This is a distinct advantage which will provide our students with great opportunity for training and working in the field," added Mr Donavanik.
Dusit Thani College Pattaya City conveniently located on Sukhumvit Highway near mini-Siam Pattaya, will initially offer three popular degree programmes which are Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Resort Management, Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts, and Bachelor of Business Administration in MICE and Events Management. The programmes are designed and to provide graduates with the highest technical skill and competency for the hospitality industry. In addition, Dusit Thani College Pattaya City will offer various short programmes and specialised training courses for executives and personnels who are already in the industry and general public who are interested in learning more about hotel and tourism to improve their skills and career advancement.
Dusit Thani College Pattaya City will introduce more degree programmes in the subsequent years when the facilities of the Pattaya Campus are fully expanded.
"Dusit Thani College Pattaya City is an extension of the high quality education of Dusit Thani College in Bangkok. This new campus will feature the complementary combination of excellent curriculum, outstanding facilities, proficient faculties, and effective student activities. We target to register 200 new students for the first academic year starting this coming June," said Ms Veera Pardpattanapanich, Rector of Dusit Thani College.
"The campus consists of three classroom buildings, comprising of lecture classrooms, demonstration kitchen, practical kitchen, bakery, bartending room, practical restaurant, student canteen, library, and language laboratory. Indeed, all area will be fully equipped with highest standard equipments and appliances. As Dusit International's affiliate, our outstanding curriculum is designed to meet the industry's need. In addition to studying both theoretical and practical courses on campus, each student will be required to complete extensive supervised field training or internship at business venue relating to student's major to gain real working experience," added Ms Pardpattanapanich.
Dusit Thani College is one of Asia's leading private hospitality colleges offering internationally recognised degree programmes as well as non-degree programmes in all aspects of hospitality, culinary, restaurant and tourism management. The college aspires to prominence as Asia's premier international educational and training institute offering superb hospitality education with quality facilities, faculty, curriculum and research.
About Dusit International
Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose ﬁrst hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road. Today the company 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. The company currently operates 29 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; Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School; and the recently opened Dusit Thani Hotel School, which is Thailand"s first hospitality school based on the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals. 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.