Thai hotel Dusit Thani Dubai invests in people
Dusit Thani Dubai the first hotel in the ME to achieve recognition by Investors in People
Dubai: August 2011 - In a bid to further position the hotel as a preferred employer, Dusit Thani Dubai has aligned with Investors in People (IIP), a global framework for improving business productivity, performance and competitiveness in organisations through good practice in people management.
The Dusit Thani Dubai is the first hotel in the Dusit International group and in the region to gain recognition by IIP gaining The Standard certificate. This was achieved by working towards a number of standards set down by IIP to ensure that all people management and development activities in the hotel were aligned with business goals and targets.
The hotel is following the Dusit International corporate HR objectives to be an employer of choice attracting and retaining talent through the four guiding principles: happiness, identity, engagement and development.
“Investors in People has provided a necessary framework to address structured change within our HR department and also the hotel as a whole.” said James Wilson, general manager, Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai. “We have a much more vibrant team, empowered and willing to engage. We can already see improvements in both staff retention and the profitability of the hotel”
An early assessment was carried out by IIP in 2010. During the following year, the senior team at the Dusit Thani Dubai worked to address the gaps identified at that time. These included a need to strengthen the connections between business planning and the planning of learning and development and the measurement of outcomes of this investment in terms of how it supported the business.
On their return visit a year later, the IIP assessor was impressed by the level of commitment shown by the senior team. The business planning process had been strengthened and a strengthened management competency framework was introduced to improve managerial capability and assist with succession planning
The Dusit Thani Dubai is now working towards the highest level of the programme, the gold level. This requires a further 126 evidence requirements, or business issues, in addition to The Standard already achieved.
About Dusit Thani Dubai
Dusit Thani Dubai hotel is an iconic 5 star hotel that captures the essence of Thailand in the vibrant centre of Dubai’s Business District.
In the heart of the commercial district with easy access to business and leisure pursuits, this luxury hotel is located a few minutes from the World Trade Centre, Dubai’s International Convention Centre, Dubai International Financial Centre, Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall and is a short drive to Dubai’s International Airport and major shopping malls.
Dusit Thani Dubai hotel combines the latest in luxury amenities with traditional Thai hospitality in all 321 superbly furnished rooms and suites providing the comforts expected of a luxurious international five star hotel. The Dusit Club Rooms and Dusit Grand Rooms are supported by the Dusit Club Lounge and offer additional facilities including complimentary breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea, non-alcoholic beverages all day, butler services, pressing and laundry facilities and limousine airport transfers. Seven food and beverage outlets offer a superb choice of dining options from Italian to Thai and the signature restaurant Benjarong is the first specialty restaurant to bring Royal Thai Cuisine to Dubai.
Ideal for business meetings or social gatherings, the magnificent Al Wasl Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests theatre style or 350 guests banquet style. Dusit Thani Dubai hotel’s meeting centre comprises 5 meeting rooms and a dedicated executive boardroom complemented by free wireless internet, a central coffee/food station and a fully equipped business service centre guarantees every function to be a success.
While staying at Dusit Thani Dubai, guests can enjoy a workout at the luxury hotel’s fully equipped gymnasium, enjoy swimming at the rooftop pool or relax at the Jacuzzi. Guests with more free time can contact the hotel’s concierge for
a variety of tours and excursions of Dubai and neighbouring Emirates.
Dusit Thani Dubai hotel offers superior five star comforts, impeccable service, complemented by fine dining restaurants, which together ensures a total luxurious experience, incorporating Thai design and style with modern ambience.