Mr. James Robert Wilson has been appointed
General Manager of the
Dusit Thani Dubai.
In 2000, Mr. Wilson joined Dusit taking on
his first challenge as the General Manager of Pathumwan Princess,
Bangkok. With his strong leadership and guidance, the hotel became
the first of Dusit International’s hotels to receive an
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001
Certification, certifying a quality management system. Pathumwan
Princess has become one of the group’s top performing hotels.
In 2005, he was awarded Thailand’s “General
Manager of the Year” by Jacobs Creek & Thai Hospitality Magazine.
After six years of outstanding performance, he was appointed as
Vice President of Operations who oversaw the restructuring,
renovation, hotel operations and new openings for all Dusit
Princess Hotels & Resorts, which eventually led him to overlook
all Dusit International’s five brands. His responsibility extends
from developing standards and implementing procedures to
supporting new projects being welcomed to the Dusit International
Graduating in Hotel Catering and Institutional
Management Association from the University of Ulster, UK, with a
postgraduate diploma in Administrative and Legal Studies, as well
as graduating as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered
Secretaries & Administrators (ACIS), Mr. Wilson established a
career in prominent international hotels such as the
InterContinental Hotels Group, Swallow Hotels, and First Stop
Hotels International. He first became General Manager at the young
age of 32 for Swallow Hotel, East Kilbride, Glasgow UK.
Outside of work, Mr. Wilson seeks to fulfill his
passion in adventures outdoor. His energy extends him to go from
white-water rafting, glacier climbing, reef diving, horse trekking
on the Rocky Mountains, volcano trekking, trekking through the
Amazon jungle and Inca Trail, rainforest trekking on elephants,
mountain hiking, to visiting hill tribes of Thailand.
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