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 June 29, 2012
Dusit International Appoints Ms. Laura Buranasonggram Markes As Corporate Director of Branding

 Laura Buranasonggram Markes has been appointed Dusit International's new Corporate Director of Branding. In her new role she is responsible for the creation, development, implementation and maintenance of brand standards across all guest touch points for Dusit International's portfolio of brands. With 18 existing properties and 8 under development, her role is to build brand equity and increase brand awareness for the group globally.

Thai-British national Ms. Markes joins the company from QUO Keen, where she has worked in roles including Copywriter, Brand Concept Developer and, most recently, Strategy Director. Before that, she worked briefly in public relations. Ms. Markes holds a Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Note to Editor: Dusit International has more than 60 years' experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road, Dusit International has since acquired a unique portfolio of distinctive hotels, building upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalized welcome for all guests made distinctive under the Dusit International brand promise; the delivery of an 'experience that enlivens the individual spirit, no matter the journey'.

Dusit International comprises four hotel brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, and Dusit Devarana. It also operates Dusit Residences and its own signature Devarana Spa.