Dusit Hospitality Management College welcomes École hôtelière de Lausanne to its premier learning facility at Bonifacio Global City 

MANILA, October 2019 – Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC), the premier institute for higher education distinguished by its unique integrated platform with dusitD2 The Fort, Manila welcomed Dusit International executives and esteemed educators from world-renowned École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) as part of its progressive academic certification. 

In 2018, Dusit Hospitality Management College launched its Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management as part of a trailblazing vision to groom the next generation of industry professionals and leaders. The program is certified by the esteemed École hôtelière de Lausanne which boasts of a rich 126-year history on higher learning and is currently ranked the number one school for hospitality management education under QS World University Rankings. With an inspired collaboration, DHMC presents the finest Swiss hospitality education has to offer with dynamic classroom learning, innovative industry approach and operation assignment set in hotels and restaurants of international standards. 


École hôtelière de Lausanne of Switzerland, the oldest and the first hotel school in the world is the partner of Dusit Hospitality Management College for its Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program. It is the top-ranked higher education institution for the hospitality management.

“Heartwarming service hospitality has been an attribute easily associated with Filipino professionals,” shares DHMC Managing Director, Frouke Gerbens. “It is in this spirit that Dusit Hospitality Management College chose to embark on this innovative and ambitious endeavor here in the Philippines in cooperation with École hôtelière de Lausanne. With its certified hospitality management program and qualified learning facilitators at DHMC, future hoteliers and concept entrepreneurs are enabled to pursue careers in the growing hospitality sector set in a global landscape.” 

Dusit Hospitality Education Philippines Board of Director and Managing Director for Vista Land, the Honorable Congresswoman Camille Villar cites how passionate the Villar Group of Companies is towards a project that will elevate the Filipino professional. The Villar Group of Companies is one of the leading conglomerates in the Philippines and among the visionaries navigating this endeavor to enhance the higher learning experience of the Filipinos. “Now is truly perfect time to enable our young students to be trained and to provide them with elevated opportunities in an industry where we have always been renowned given our approach to service hospitality,” Ms. Villar shares. “With industry growth projections and our work force, we are well positioned to cultivate the next generation of learned professionals and uplift the career potential of Filipinos in hospitality.” 


As part of École hôtelière de Lausanne’s world-class instruction and the stringent quality of higher education, management and faculty members of DHMC are progressively certified as qualified learning facilitators. This October, EHL returns to Philippine shores to visit its cutting-edge facility set in bustling Bonifacio Global City. EHL’s executive committee members forms the esteemed educators and officials visiting for DHMC’s accreditation since the college opened its doors to students batch 2019-2020 in August. With Dusit Hospitality Management College embodies the aspirational vision of Dusit International and the Villar Group of Companies, the EHL contingent is met by Dusit International’s Education Advisor, Mr. Ruud Reuland; Dusit Hospitality Management Director, Ms. Frouke Gerbens; Dusit International Managing Director for ASAI Hotels and Vice President of Development and Projects, Mr. Siradej Donavanik; Dusit International’s Group CEO, Ms. Suphajee Suthumpun; President of Dusit Hospitality Education Philippines, Ms. Beth Tolentino; Managing Director, Dusit Hospitality Management College and dusitD2 The Fort Manila.


École hôtelière de Lausanne executives visit Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) for the school’s progressive academic accreditation. The committee is welcomed by esteemed executives of DHMC, Dusit International and the Villar Group of Companies. From left to right: (front row) Suphajee Suthumpun – Dusit International Group CEO; Manny Villar – Chairman of the Board; Camille Villar – Vista Land Managing Director; André Witschi – EHL Foundation President; and Beth Tolentino – Dusit Hospitality Education Philippines President (back row) Frouke Gerbens – Dusit Hospitality Management College and dusitD2 The Fort Manila, Managing Director; Aloysius Michael – dusitD2 The Fort, Manila and Dusit Hospitality Management College Task Force Director – Hotel Operations & Facilities; Michel Rochat – EHL Group CEO; Ruud Reuland – Dusit International Education Advisor; Olivier Roux – EHL Group CMO and EHL Advisory Services SMD; Dr. Juan-Francisco Perellon – EHL Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. 

The official visit takes guests to Dusit Hospitality Management College’s cutting-edge facilities featuring: interactive classrooms with modern AV equipment; spacious learning kitchens; inventive learning venues including a wine science laboratory and operations simulation wing; and collaborative study areas with the learning resource center and students’ think tank. 

DHMC’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management links students to dusitD2 The Fort, Manila with its integrated platform. The modern-minimalist urban haven features 125 guest rooms, meeting rooms, shared work spaces, concept dining outlets, recreational facilities and serviced residence units. Set amidst an international hotel brand for practical operations learning, students are trained towards every aspect of operations in their first and second years of learning featuring departmental assignments and external internships. The third and final year of hospitality management instruction centers on organization development and strategic management training students to revolutionize the industry through innovative leadership. 

“While different industry landscapes continue to modernize and pursue efficiencies, hospitality is made special by the service element, interaction and engagement,” Frouke Gerbens notes. “And so while we innovate, study trends and introduce modern conveniences, we continue to promote the importance of the human element in this equation bringing us to our high tech high touch approach to learning.” 

Hoteliers, restaurateurs and next generation of industry entrepreneurs are welcome to view their college of choice for higher learning as Dusit Hospitality Management College holds campus tours and information sessions. For information on tour schedules or inquiries on its academic programs, call +63 2 250 8988 or visit our featured channels: 

Website: www.dusitcollege.ph | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dhmcmanila/ 


About Dusit Hospitality Management College and dusitD2 The Fort, Manila 

Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) and dusitD2 The Fort, Manila present an integrated hotel and college set to redefine the hospitality experience. DHMC is a premier institution for higher education in Hospitality Management. It is fully integrated with dusitD2 the Fort, Manila and features programs designed to train students and professionals through 21st century pedagogy and immersion in real-world operational experiences. 

dusitD2 The Fort, Manila is a city haven set in Bonifacio Global City. Featuring 125 rooms, function areas, bars, restaurants and recreational facilities, it presents warm accommodations, work spaces, special interest and lifestyle programs for the discerning urban traveler. 

The strength of DHMC and dusitD2 The Fort, Manila can be attributed to its roots traced to Dusit International which has similarly been the visionary company behind Dusit Hospitality Education thru Dusit Thani College in Bangkok, Thailand. 

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 Dusit Central Park, 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. 

For more information, please visit www.dusit.com.