Dusit strengthens security measures amid Sri Lanka, Nairobi terror attacks

Dusit International has increased security at five of its hotels in the Middle East

Dusit's dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai will be one of the hotels ramping up security
Dusit's dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai will be one of the hotels ramping up security

Dusit International has confirmed increases in security measures at all of its hotels across the world, including in the Middle East, following a series of terror attacks.

Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Market show in Dubai’s World Trade Centre, Dusit International’s chief operating officer Lim Boon Kwee told Hotelier Middle East that they are continually making improvement specifications to its security systems.

The move follows a terror attack in Sri Lanka earlier this month that impacted three five star hotels – Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotels – in Colombo.

Did you like this story?
Click here for more

The increase in security measures has also been prompted following one of its complexes, DusitD2, being bombed in Nairobi, Kenya in January 2019, which reportedly killed 15 people.

The company operates five hotels across the Middle East, including three in the GCC, and plans to have nine hotels in operation in the GCC by the end of the year.

“The events in Sri Lanka and Nairobi were tragic and if you try to prevent, it is very hard, but we need to create deterrents and we need to have intelligence and act on intelligence in the hotel,” Kwee told Hotelier Middle East.

“We have measures to scan all the cars coming into the hotel and then before anyone can come into the building, they are also being scanned too through metal detectors. We also have cameras everywhere that can sometimes pick up audio and have the ability to zoom in.”

Kwee also revealed to Hotelier Middle East that they are implementing measures behind the scenes, but he would not confirm the details.

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine