We all know Dusit Thani as a hotel, but what we didn’t know is that they have put up their own school for hospitality training in 1993 and is coming to Manila in 2018! It will be the first International Dusit Thani College outside of Thailand. Because Filipinos have good English and are known to be one of the most hospitable cultures in Asia, Philippines is a prime market for Dusit Hotel Management College.
With over 30 years of experience in running international hospitality education and operations, Managing Director of the Dusit Hospitality College in Manila and dusitD2 the Fort Mr. Lars Eltvik explains the program and the design of the school facilities.
With a 4-year course meriting a bachelor’s degree, students will get the full experience of having an internship in their 2nd year with the chance of travel as an exchange student, and a capstone project in their 4th year with some of Dusit’s real projects. The students will also have access and gain experience in first class hospitality and culinary facilities, including practical kitchens, 5 restaurants, function rooms, recreational facilities (swimming pool and fitness center), guest rooms and suites. The Tuition will match premium HRM colleges like Enderun and College of Saint Benilde. DHMC is generous with scholarships; the students just need to apply for it.
One of the most prominent chefs in the Philippines, Chef Cyrille Soenen brings his deep knowledge and skills in the industry as the Director of Culinary Arts at Dusit Hospitality Management College. An esteemed member in the the Maitres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France), an honorary rank that chefs around the world aspire for, Chef Cyrille is the first and only chef in the Philippines to be marked with this honor. He had undergone crucial training at Ecole Hoteliere Mederic, as well as the prestigious Hotel Ritz Paris.
Dusit’s HRM program is certified by Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (est. 1893), the oldest HRM school in the world, which makes DHMC Philippines the only HRM program to be certified by Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in the Philippines and the 3rd in Asia. On top of that, Institut Paul Bocuse exclusively works with Dusit College.
Dusit Hotel Management College targets both local and international students. Their premium culinary standards and exclusive certification make them a prime choice for HRM students across Asia. Internationally recognized for world class excellence, the students will have extremely good employability, as well as be capable of a fast-track senior management role.
Dusit Hotel Management College will open its student registration in September 2018.
The new school will be integrated with the dusitD2 The Fort hotel next to SM Aura, and doubles as a hotel with 120 rooms and 5 suites. The building will have 27 floors. The school will take up the first 9 floors and can hold up to 2,000 students. Admin and Tech will take up floors 10 and 11, and the rest will be for the hotel. Lined with fibre optic internet, DHMC will be fully connected.
The DHMC curriculum believes in having Open Practical Kitchens and Open Classrooms, so that anyone can observe and learn. They’ve also get a Wine Science Lab, which triggers the sommelier in me.
With bean bags, movable furniture and a relaxed atmosphere, the Think Tank area promote design thinking for students, inducing their best organically creative ideas.
Instead of a cafeteria, DHMC will have a Food Market, where the staff dine alongside guests and not in a dark corner in the basement. Just like Ritz Carlton, Dusit is made up of “ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen”.
For inquiries, please contact Mr, Lars Eltvik, Managing Director of Dusit Hospitality Management College and dusitD2 the Fort Manila.
Contact Number: (+63 917) 808-6606
(Pictures courtesy of DHMC.)