Chanin Donavanik Success Story

Chanin Donavanik Success Story

Chanin Donavanik


Chanin Donavanik is a leading entrepreneur of Thailand. Mr Donavanik is the Chief Executive Officer-cum-Managing Director of Dusit Thani Public Company Limited. He is Chairman, Philippine Hoteliers, Inc. Donavnik is Vice-Chairman-International Operations of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd.


Chanan Donavanik did his MBA from Boston University. His mother, Thanpuying Chanaut Piyaoui is the Founder of Dusit International. Piyaoui was the Honorary Chairperson of the Dusit Thani Group of companies. Established in 1948, the company has approximately 22 hotel properties in Thailand.


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Chanan Donavanik joined The Dusit Thani Group of Companies in 1994. A hotel and resort company based in Bangkok, it is also known as Dusit International.

Donavanik took the Group to greater heights of success. Spearheading the expansion process, he blazed a trail of acquisitions. Dusit International bought Hotel Nikko Manila in 1995, a year after Donavanik took the reins of the company in his hand. Adding another feather to his cap, Donavanik targeted the Middle East and established 'Dusit Thani Dubai' in 2005. He went a step further and established a regional office in Dubai, creating a stronghold in Gulf Cooperation Council's member countries.


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Donavanik surged ahead, adding an extension of DusitD2 hotels and resorts under the 'Dusit Lifestyle Collection'. The first property was constructed in Chiang Mai in 2006. The second property was launched three years later in Baraquada Pattaya.

Success continued to smile upon Donavanik and Dusit International. The Company built ' Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments'. Diversifying further, The Group partnered with one of India's leading hospitality-technology companies, Bird Hospitaliy Services (BHS). The collaboration will bring Dusit International property brands to India.

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Moving from strength to strength, Dusit International is all set to explore the hospitality market in China, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Jeddah.

The Group established the Dusit Thani College in 1993. The college instituted a programme with Lyceum of the Philippines University. Dusit International collaborated with Le Cordon Bleu, the world's largest culinary arts institute in Paris. The Group establised the “Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School” in 2007. This is another milestone for Dusit International.


Chanan Donavanik was President, Thai Hotels Association and Asean Hotels and Restaurant Association. Donavanik is a board member of Dusit Thani Public Co. Ltd., Dusit Worldwide Co., Ltd., Worldclass Rent a Car Co. Ltd., Dusit Thani Properties Co. Ltd., , Dusit Thai Properties Public Co., Ltd., Devarana SpA Co. Ltd., Dusit International Management Holding Co. Ltd., Dusit Enterprises Co., Ltd., Dusit Overseas Co., Ltd., Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore Pte Ltd., Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Co., Ltd., Chanut & Children Co. Ltd., Piyasiri Co. Ltd., Dusit Management Co. Ltd., Dusit China Capital Co. Ltd., Dusit Bird Hotels Pvt Ltd., DMS Property Investment Pvt Ltd., Dusit Thani College, Dusit USA Management, Inc., Dusit Fudu Hotel Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Thana Jirang Co. Ltd., New Atlantic Co. Ltd., and JTB (Thailand) Co. Ltd.

Donavanik was on the board of Dusit Executive Development Center Co., Ltd.

Khun Chanin Donavanik Interview with CNBC

Full Name :
Chanin Donavanik
Born :
1st-Jan -1965
Birth Place :
Education :
Boston University Massachusetts
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