Dusit Thani Manila, a five-star luxury hotel and Dusit Thani flagship property in the Philippines, was recognized as the Best City Hotel – Manila at the TTG Travel Awards 2017. Recognizing the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel industry since 1989, TTG Travel Awards is one of the most coveted and influential awards to be won in the region. The annual awards are decided based on votes cast by the readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice, TTG-BTmice China, TTGassociations and TTG Asia Luxury. To maintain its award-winning status as one of Manila’s iconic five-star hotels, Dusit Thani Manila has continuously upgraded its facilities. It recently completed an extensive renovation of its rooms, and the property will unveil its new-look signature Benjarong Thai restaurant next month. “In over 40 years of operating in this business we have never veered away from our vision to always deliver gracious hospitality that exceeds guests’ expectations,” said Ms. Evelyn Singson, Vice Chairman and President of Philippine Hoteliers Inc., the owning company of Dusit Thani Manila. “And to win this prestigious award as Best City Hotel – Manila makes me immensely proud of what we have achieved”, she added. Mr. Bruno Cristol, General Manager of Dusit Thani Manila, said, “We are honored to have this remarkable vote of confidence for our five-star service and excellence. It truly highlights our dedication and commitment that serves as a true source of motivation for the entire team of Dusit Thani Manila. We give our biggest thank you to our staff, who should claim credit for this success. It is our mantra to give the best service to our guests, and this reward is but a testimony to this passion.” Dusit International is now set to expand its presence in the Philippines, with new hotels set to open in Cebu, Davao and La Union within the next three years. Dusit will also bring international hospitality education to the Philippines with the opening of the Dusit Hospitality Management College in 2018. The college will be fully integrated with the dusitD2 The Fort Manila hotel, set to open at the same time, and will operate in partnership with Ecole hôteliere de lausanne (EHL) and Institut Paul Bocuse (IPB).