INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE
(Source: Dusit International)
New resort is slated to open in Q1 2019, providing direct access to two championship golf courses
Bangkok, 24 May 2018 – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has appointed Mr Eric Piatti as General Manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, the first Dusit-branded property within the country, scheduled to open in Q1 2019.
Mr Piatti is responsible for overseeing the pre-opening and ongoing operations of the new resort, which is located within the Laguna National Golf & Country Club and has the distinction of being the only resort in Singapore to offer direct access to a golf club.
Mr Piatti brings to his role more than 30 years of senior management experience at luxury hotels in the USA, Switzerland, Japan, China, India, Egypt and Thailand. Prior to joining Dusit International, he spent five years as General Manager of Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok, Thailand. During his career he has also served as General Manager of Swissôtel Beijing, China during the Olympic Games and Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers, Cairo, Egypt.
Operating under Dusit’s five-star Dusit Thani brand, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore will comprise 198 tastefully-decorated rooms and suites, plus eight Golfer Chalets with their own private pools, in a prime location only 10 minutes by car from Changi International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown. The property offers direct access to two championship golf courses, and has extensive facilities for corporate and private events.
“Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore represents a key milestone in Dusit’s global expansion and I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead this stunning resort and introduce Dusit’s Thai-inspired, gracious hospitality to the country,” said Mr Piatti. “Ideally positioned to meet the needs of golfing enthusiasts, leisure travellers, and MICE clientele, the resort has vast potential, and my team and I look forward to making it a huge success.”
Mr Piatti holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. His mother tongue is French, and he is fluent in English, German and Italian.
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 education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana.
The company currently operates 27 properties worldwide and has over 50 confirmed projects in the pipeline in key destinations such as Australia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and UAE.
Dusit International 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 2018 Dusit will open the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully integrated hospitality school and hotel in Manila, Philippines.
For more information, please visit www.dusit.com.