Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has just announced the appointment of Prateek Kumar as Senior Vice President – Operations.
Graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, Prateek Kumar held several positions during his career. He worked for Raffles Hotels and Resorts and was responsible for the preopening of Ascott Raffles Place in Singapore.
He also worked in senior management positions for the former Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Renaissance/Marriott Hotels in Australia.
Prateek Kumar joined Dusit International in 2008 as General Manager of Dusit Thani Manila. Five years later, he became General Manager of Dusit Thani Dubai. Two years later, he was promoted to Area General Manager – UAE, followed in 2017 by his most recent role: Regional Vice President – EMEA.
During his career, he has spearheaded the opening of several new Dusit Hotels and Resorts in EMEA while overseeing multiple operating and preopening properties.
In his new role, he will be responsible for enforcing brand quality standards, enhancing customer satisfaction, and delivering optimum financial returns at each property under his supervision. He will also continue to drive business development in EMEA and India. His working base will remain to be Dubai, where he will continue to serve as General Manager of Dusit Thani Dubai.
Testament to his expertise and talent, he was recently featured on Hotelier Middle East’s renowned Executive Power List 2022, which features the 50 most influential hospitality leaders in the MENA region. He was also featured on this list in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
A talented leader with a keen eye for strategic planning and a relentless focus on customer experience, Prateek Kumar has played an integral role in driving sustainable business results for Dusit in the MENA region, and we are delighted to expand his role and scope of responsibilities with this much-deserved promotion. His track record in enhancing operations speaks for itself, and we are confident he will achieve even more outstanding accomplishments as we continue our mission to put Dusit at the forefront of the hospitality industry in the post-pandemic world.
Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International
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