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Industry Recognition for Dusit International’s Jiri Kobos
Hotelier Middle East Power 50 Award presented to Jiri Kobos by Kylee Robertson representing award sponsors Voglia
In 2012, the Power 50 list is dedicated to hotel operators, judged on their management merits, as determined by the editorial team at Hotelier Middle East.
“I am honoured to be standing alongside the leading professionals of our industry and happy to see number of old friends and colleagues here as well. Everyone can be very proud of what has been achieved in recent years in the industry globally. Combined we dedicate ourselves to shape the future and directions of this fabulous industry and to make a positive difference in the lives of our communities,”
A 30-year industry veteran, Mr Kobos has held senior management positions in Africa, Europe and Asia, including ten years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He is currently responsible for the operations and performance of the Dusit International worldwide hotel portfolio, taking a proactive role in the execution of quality standards, employee performance and guest satisfaction whilst also supporting the acquisition of leads for new properties. He is also responsible for the concept, faciities and standards management of any new hotels, the most recent being Dusit Thani Maldives (http://www.dusit.com/
In the Middle East, Kobos’ focus remains on the core Dusit Thani brand, which launched in Dubai 11 years ago with new hotels opening in Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Bahrain.
Kobos was previously managing director and general manager of the 440 room Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, and is now based at the Dusit International Corporate Office in Bangkok.
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.