Industry Update
Appointment16 September 2019

Fergus Stewart

Appointed Regional Vice President – Europe
At Jumeirah Group in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fergus StewartFergus Stewart joins as Regional Vice President, Europe and will be responsible for overseeing the upcoming renovation of Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London in addition to the extended London portfolio and hotels in Europe. Originally from Scotland, Fergus has over 30 years' experience working in the luxury hospitality industry. He spent 25 years working overseas in 11 different countries and regions including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE. He joins Jumeirah from an 11-year tenure at IHG, where most recently he held the position of Vice President of the Luxury Hotels Division - Europe, responsible for overseeing iconic hotels including The Carlton Cannes, Paris le Grand, The Amstel in Amsterdam and the Intercontinental Park Lane. In addition, Fergus also oversaw Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Continental Europe, where he played an integral role in the expansion to key gateway cities.

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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