Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha GM Ahmet Antepli. Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha GM Ahmet Antepli.

Dusit International has appointed Ahmet Antepli as general manager of the upcoming Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha.

Antepli has over 18 years of experience working in various hospitality positions for hotel chains across the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Most recently, he was general manager at Doubletree by Hilton Dhahran Hotel, Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia.

He has also worked for Rocco Forte Hotels and Emirates Palace (a Kempinski Hotel), both in Abu Dhabi, as well as Mövenpick Hotels in Doha and Istanbul, and Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Raffles in Turkey.

Antepli, who holds an MBA degree in General Management for Service Industry from Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland, is a Turkish national but was born and raised in Doha. 

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Dusit International chief operating officer Lim Boon Kwee said the appointment is important to for the company's expansion in Qatar.

“With his solid experience and proven track record, we are confident he will be instrumental in introducing our gracious Thai hospitality to Doha, leading the team through a successful pre-opening phase and beyond,” he commented. 

Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha is set to open in Q2 2017, located in Doha’s West Bay district.

Currently, Dusit International operates 28 hotels and resorts throughout Thailand, Maldives, the Philippines, UAE, Egypt, India, China, USA and Kenya, with more than 40 confirmed projects in the pipeline in.