Dusit International (DTC) has more than 60 years' experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 by honorary chairwoman Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was The Princess on Bangkok's Charoen Krung Road, DTC has since acquired a unique portfolio of distinctive hotels in Thailand and abroad. Chanin Donavanik, the managing director and chief executive, discusses the company's strategy and outlook.
What is DTC's business model?
DTC has three core businesses: owning hotel assets, hotel management and education. We have been a hotel owner for a very long time, and currently the majority of the hotels we own are predominantly in Thailand. However, we are looking to expand our investments abroad. Our second business, hotel management, is a natural extension of hotel ownership. We manage most of our own hotels, and in fact there are only two we do not own.
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