Industry Update
Appointment16 October 2020

Azar Saliba

Appointed General Manager
At Jumeirah Al Naseem in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Azar Saliba

Jumeirah Group, the leading luxury hospitality leader, has announced the appointment of Azar Saliba as General Manager of Jumeirah Al Naseem, its contemporary beachside property in Dubai.

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Azar joined Jumeirah Group in 2006 as Director of Rooms at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, his first position in a successful 12-year tenure within the Group. His impeccable management of the guest service, reservations and concierge operations resulted in subsequent promotions and in 2015, Azar was appointed as General Manager of Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, prior to joining Jumeirah Al Naseem in 2017 as General Manager and then Jumeirah Mina A'Salam in 2018.

During his tenure as General Manager of Jumeirah Al Naseem in 2017, the hotel won several accolades from prestigious international award giving bodies, namely Prix Villégiature Awards for being the "Grand Prix of the Best hotel in Middle East", National Geographic Traveler awards for being "The Best Resort" and a Readers' Choice Awards from Condé Nast Traveler Middle East for being "The Favourite Hotel Resort for Dining".

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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