Dusit in strategic partnership with Japan's Prince Hotels
Distinguished Asian hospitality groups Dusit International and Prince Hotels (Japan) have entered into a strategic partnership that positions both companies to expand their reach in the region and beyond.
This partnership demonstrates Dusit's growing commitment to the Japanese market, which ranks amongst the top 3 inbound geographic source markets both to Thailand as well as to Dusit Hotels and Resorts. Recognising the significance of this market, in 2002, Dusit established a Japanese Centre within its Bangkok headquarters, followed by the opening of a Regional Sales Office in Tokyo in 2013.
Prince Hotels is Japan's largest hotel chain, operating 51 hotels across Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Hawaii, U.S.A. Prince Hotels also comprises a golf and ski resort business with a further 28 golf courses and 10 ski resorts currently in operation. Thailand ranks amongst the top 5 inbound source markets for Japan, as well as for Prince Hotels.
"We are extremely happy to have reached this agreement on a marketing alliance with Dusit International," said Mr Masanori Kobayashi, President of Prince Hotels, Inc. "We expect that the synergies between Dusit, a company that delivers the 'Gracious Hospitality' of Thailand, and Prince Hotels which fosters the spirit of Japanese 'omotenashi' hospitality, will successfully enhance international awareness of both brands."
On the signing, Khun Chanin Donavanik, Managing Director and CEO of Dusit International said, "We are pleased to enter into his partnership with Prince Hotels as Japan is a key feeder market for Dusit across the group. This is especially significant as we prepare to launch our highly anticipated Dusit Thani Guam Resort in Q2, the tallest building on the island and the newest resort to open since 1999. Being home grown hospitality brands who share common core values of Asian hospitality, this mutually beneficial alliance enables us to strengthen our brand presence as well our international footprints. I am confident this partnership will be successfully rewarding for many years to come."
About Prince Hotels
Prince Hotels, Inc. is one of Japan's leading hotel and leisure companies, as well as the core company of Seibu Group. Under its three main brands The Prince, Grand Prince Hotel and Prince Hotel, the company operates 43 hotels in cities and resort areas throughout Japan including Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Karuizawa, Hakone, Sapporo and Furano, where it specializes in providing its unique brand of Japanese "omotenashi hospitality spirit and techniques."
In addition to hotels, the company also operates a variety of other unique leisure facilities in Japan including 28 golf courses, 10 ski resorts, onsen hot springs, tennis courts, movie theaters and aquariums. The company also operates hotels, golf courses and ski resorts overseas in Hawaii, China, Taiwan and Malaysia with sales offices in major cities including Honolulu, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, Taipei and Bangkok. For more information, please visit www.princehotels.co.jp
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.