Maldives, 23 September 2019: Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, is pleased to announce Mr Thomas Weber has been appointed as the new General Manager of Dusit Thani Maldives as of September 16, 2019.
Mr Thomas brings with him more than 25 years of international experience leading pre-opening and operational hotels for brands such as Sun International, Hilton, Mövenpick, and The Leela. During his career, he has worked in seven different countries, including Hong Kong, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, India, Kenya, Switzerland and the Maldives. He began his management positions as Food and Beverage Manager and worked his way up to become Executive Assistant Manager, General Manager and Regional General Manager.
Prior to joining Dusit International, he held the position of Regional General Manager Maldives for the five-star Diamonds Thudufushi Resort and Athuruga Resort, both under the Planhotel Hospitality Group. He was also involved in the pre-opening of Sandies Bathala, a new resort with 70 rooms and overwater villas.
During his career, he has served as General Manager of Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Mövenpick Hotel & Spa, Bangalore India; and Oberwaid Kurhotel & Privatklinik, St Gallen Switzerland, amongst others.
Mr Thomas, a Swiss National, holds a Management degree from Belvoirpark Hotel Management School in Zürich and an Executive Leadership degree from SHV/VDH in Switzerland. He started his career as a chef at the Hotel Pardenn in Klosters, Switzerland.
Speaking about Mr Thomas’s appointment, Mr Thierry Douin, Senior Vice President – Operations of Dusit International, said: “Thomas’s appointment is a key milestone in the whole journey of Dusit Thani Maldives. His energy, enthusiasm and regional experience is another great asset to have him on board. I have no doubt Thomas will do a great job and continue to achieve great results and provide our guests with memorable experiences”.
Located just 35 minutes by seaplane from capital city Malé, and 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll, Dusit Thani Maldives comprises 94 villas and residences, along with three restaurants, two bars, and Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa. The resort is surrounded by a rich house reef, white sandy beaches and a turquoise lagoon. A well-equipped Kids Club adds to the resort’s family-friendly appeal.
About Dusit International
Dusit International was founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's Charoenkrung Road. Today the company is a leader in hotel management and hospitality education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana.
Alongside growing its operations globally, with more than 50 properties in the pipeline across key destinations, Dusit International is also expanding its business to provide new experiences for customers across the lodging spectrum.
The company recently entered the vacation rental market with the full acquisition of Elite Havens, the leading provider of high-end vacation rentals in Asia, and it also announced plans to enter the lifestyle market with the launch of ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial minded travellers with authentic local experiences in vibrant cities and resort destinations worldwide. The company 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; and Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School.
In 2019, Dusit International will redevelop its flagship Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel as part of a landmark mixed-use project comprising residences, an office building, retail areas, and a new Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel. The new hotel is expected to open in 2023.
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