|15 June, 2019

Dusit International appoints Gerhard Stutz as GM of Dusit Doha Hotel

Seasoned hotelier brings with him more than 30 years of international hospitality experience

Gerhard Stutz

Gerhard Stutz

Doha, Qatar: Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has announced the appointment of Gerhard Stutz as the General Manager of Dusit Doha Hotel and Dusit Doha Hotel & Suites – the first Dusit-branded properties in Qatar.  

German national Mr. Stutz brings to the role more than 30 years of experience gained from leadership positions in five-star hotels and restaurants across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

Prior to joining Dusit International, he was Pre-Opening General Manager of the Hotel Salsabil by Warwick. He also spent more than 15 years working for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in senior management positions such as Executive Chef, Director of Food and Beverage, Hotel Manager, and General Manager.

He joined Dusit Doha Hotel in the pre-opening stage of the property, in July 2018, and subsequently played an instrumental role in leading the hotel towards a successful opening in April this year. He is now tasked with establishing the hotel as one of the market leaders in Qatar, as well as preparing Dusit Doha Hotel & Suites for opening soon.

On his appointment, Mr Stutz, said, “It has been a great opportunity for me to steer the project right from the start and finally bring it to life for the people of Qatar. I am overwhelmed with the trust and confidence the executive board members of Al Majed Group and Dusit International have bestowed upon me to make it happen. I am confident that our experienced team at Dusit Doha Hotel will deliver exceptional results for the brand and will provide guests with the ultimate in luxury and comfort, uniquely delivering Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality while capturing the true essence of Qatari hospitality inspired by the rich heritage and culture of the country.”

Located in the heart of Doha’s vibrant West Bay area, adjacent to the breezy Corniche, Dusit Doha Hotel is a modern oasis only 20 minutes by car from Hamad International Airport, and just a five-minute walk from Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, the City Center Mall and The Gate Mall, making it a perfect stopover for business and leisure travellers alike.

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About Dusit Doha Hotel
Gracious hospitality inspired by authentic Thai values enriches every experience at Dusit Doha Hotel, the first Dusit-branded property in Qatar.

Located in the heart of West Bay, adjacent to Doha’s breezy Corniche, this five-star modern oasis is only 20 minutes by car from Hamad International Airport and just a five-minute walk from Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

The hotel comprises 360 guestrooms, suites and apartments, which perfectly blend luxury and modern comfort, for people looking for short stays as well as extended vacations. Guests can enjoy a range of leisure and recreation facilities including a rooftop swimming pool with children’s pool and a sundeck area offering panoramic views of West Bay.

Dusit Doha Hotel also features world-class restaurants offering a unique selection of culinary experiences, including Dusit’s signature Thai restaurant, Benjarong, offering authentic flavours from the Land of Smiles; Taste, a contemporary all-day dining restaurant; and The House, offering premium steaks and seafood. The hotel also houses a rooftop lounge where guests can enjoy a serene atmosphere, and Antoinette’s Café, serving fresh French pastries and European favourites.

Guests can benefit from a complete array of features including the signature Devarana Spa, a fully equipped gym, a Business Centre, an indoor kids’ play zone, ladies’ and men’s salons, and banquet facilities for business meetings and special occasions. 

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

Media contact:
Joann Deeb | Director of Marketing and Communications | Dusit Doha Hotel    
Tel: +974 3380 8910 | Email: joann.deeb@dusit.com 

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

Media Contact:
Sureerat Sudpairak | Assistant Director – Corporate Communications | Dusit International         
Tel: +66 (0) 2200 9999 ext. 3321 | Fax: +66 (0) 2636 3549 | Email: sureerat.sp@dusit.com 

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