Industry Update
Appointment24 November 2017

Luc Delafosse

Appointed Regional Vice President for Europe and General Manager
At Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London, United Kingdom

Luc DelafosseJumeirah Hotels & Resorts has announced the resignation of Katie Benson, its Regional Vice President for Europe and General Manager for its flagship European hotel, Jumeirah Carlton Tower. After almost three years with Jumeirah, Katie Benson will be pursuing a new career opportunity outside the group in the New Year, and will be succeeded in her role by Luc Delafosse who will start his new role effective 30th November 2017.
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Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Luc Delafosse (Class of 2014) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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Jumeirah Group

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London.
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