Bangkok, October 15, 2012 – Reflecting its current growth strategy, Dusit International has announced the appointment of two top-flight professionals based in Bangkok.
Sergey Kutuzov, Russian national, assumes the role of Director of Sales - Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and New Zealand native, Dorinda Chua is Director of Sales – Meetings and Incentive Travel.
The appointees each bring impressive credentials to their new responsibilities. Sergey Kutuzov began his hospitality career in his native Russia, with the Kempinski Grand Hotel Europe St. Petersburg before assuming increasing responsibility in a number of management roles in Russia and the Middle East, leading to his most recent position as Assistant Director Sales and Marketing, Starwood – Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers.
Sergey was educated at St. Petersburg State University, Russsia and is fluent in his native language and English. He is also conversant in French and Arabic.
In his role as Dusit International Director of Sales - Russia and Eastern Europe he will be responsible for driving sales and increasing brand awareness in one of the company’s most important markets. Russia is now already the 6th largest tourism source market globally, and the number one European source market to Thailand, with 19% year on year growth in 2012.
Dorinda Chua began her impressive hospitality career in Auckland, New Zealand, as Business Development Manager with the CDL Hospitality Services. A series of similar positions led to her acquiring more than 10 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience, from New Zealand and Australia and a special expertise in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE), corporate and leisure segments.
Prior to joining Dusit International, Ms Chua’s most recent position was Director of Sales & Marketing, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers.
The role of Director of Sales - Meetings and Incentive is focused primarily on driving revenue through the acquisition of MICE related events for Dusit International Hotels globally.
Note to editor: Dusit International has more than 60 years' experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road, Dusit International has since acquired a unique portfolio of distinctive hotels, building upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalized welcome for all guests made distinctive under the Dusit International brand promise; the delivery of an 'experience that enlivens the individual spirit, no matter the journey’.
Dusit International comprises four hotel brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana. It also operates Dusit Residences and its own signature Devarana Spa.