By The Nation
The college said that the programme operates in accordance with international standards secured by the academic certification of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world-leading hospitality management school in Switzerland that has been a pioneer in hospitality education for over 125 years.
This programme focuses on expanding new horizons in hotel and resort management; fostering critical thinking, analysis, strategic planning, and innovative management. Hands-on experience is also included in the programme to offer a variety of real-life business challenges, to best utilise and further develop knowledge and skills in problem-solving and hospitality management, the college said.
In this session, Dusit Thani College invited Stefan Heintze, general manager of Pathumwan Princess Hotel and an alumni of EHL as well as a part of the EHL Bangkok Stamm Committee, to discuss with students the topic of “Hotel renovations and refurbishments – The Case of the Pathumwan Princess”.
His talk explored how the Pathumwan Princess has renovated its rooms in the past year to maintain its strategic positioning in the Bangkok market; decision factors that led to the renovation (customer feedback, increasing competition, potentially decreasing average daily rate; how the renovation was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and how the hotel took advantage of the forced hotel closures to speed up the renovation process and decrease the impact of Covid-19.
Dusit Thani College was established to meet the demand for well-trained professionals and is a private educational institution specialising in tourism and hospitality management. The college offers three bachelor's degree programmes in the Thai language: Hotel Management, Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management, and Service Innovation in Tourism Industry, along with a Master of Business Administration. English language bachelor's degree programmes are offered in Hotel and Resort Management, and Professional Culinary Arts.
In addition, many specialised short courses are also available. All programmes are recognised nationally and internationally.
The college is accredited to the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organisation) and international standards of excellence by The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education.