Industry Update
Appointment17 September 2019

Jason Harding

Appointed Managing Director
At Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jason Harding

Originally from the UK, Jason's journey began in 1991, when he joined the London Hilton Park Lane. His career has included General Management roles across the Rocco Forte Hotels. In 2010 Jason relocated to Dubai and worked as General Manager and Regional General Manager at The Palace - Old Town and Armani Hotels and Resorts with responsibility for their Dubai and Milan properties. Jason then took on Area Director and Complex General Manager roles at Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Marriott International.

Jason has extensive managerial experience which includes handling overall hotel operations, strategic direction and overseeing multi-million pound renovations. He has an impressive record of growing profitability, improving guest satisfaction, increasing staff retention and delivering increased revenues.

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Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Jason Harding (Class of 2009) 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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