Dusit Thani Dubai’s General Manager picks up much anticipated award
08 February, 2013
Dubai, UAE: Dusit Thani Dubai’s newly appointed General Manager, Prateek Kumar, has been named as one of PeopleAsia magazine’s People of the Year 2012.
The much anticipated award ceremony, held at Dubai’s sister property, Dusit Thani Manila, coincided with the magazine’s 13th anniversary and recognized distinguished personalities for their contribution and achievements for the Philippines.
Prateek, who was the General Manager at Dusit Thani Manila for four years, was appointed to take over the same position for Dusit International’s flagship hotel in the Middle East, Dusit Thani Dubai, in January this year. His experience saw the successful re-launch of the Manila property following its extensive refurbishment. Previous to that he worked for a number of luxury hotel brands in Singapore and Australia.
Speaking after the ceremony, Prateek said: “It is a great honour to be named alongside some very successful individuals of the Philippines. I had some great years working for Dusit Thani Manila and look forward to similar successes with my recent appointment.”
Aside from Prateek, People of the Year awards were also given to Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas, fashion retail magnate Ben Chan, actresses Anne Curtis and Angel Locsin, as well as champion basketball coach Norman Black and MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino.