Dusit Thani College finds success in Pattaya

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With nearly 800 hotels and guesthouses within its boundaries, Pattaya has proven to be a successful location for Dusit Thani College.

Nearly a year after opening on Sukhumvit Road near Mini Siam, the hotel-management school opened in June 2011 by hotel operator Dusit International now has dozens of students in each of its three degree-level programs.

A school chef prepares to show off the cooking demonstration room.A school chef prepares to show off the cooking demonstration room.

At a May 3 open house, college administrators showed off its three buildings, which include lecture classrooms, a demonstration kitchen, practical kitchen, bakery, bartending room, practical restaurant, student canteen, library, and language laboratory. Reporters also baked cookies.

A satellite of Bangkok’s Dusit Thani College, the Pattaya branch offers three degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Resort Management, Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts, and Bachelor of Business Administration in MICE and Events Management.

A modern classroom where student chefs learn the tricks of the trade.A modern classroom where student chefs learn the tricks of the trade.

The college has 30-40 in each of its programs, hailing from Thailand as well as China, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, South Korea and the United States.

At the branch’s opening last year, Dusit International CEO Chanin Donavanik said the company chose Pattaya, “Because of the existence of many international hotel chains, including our two properties located here, Dusit Thani Pattaya and dusitD2 baraquda. This is a distinct advantage that will provide our students with great opportunity for training and working in the field.”

Students gain their textbook knowledge in modern classrooms.Students gain their textbook knowledge in modern classrooms.