Burj Al Arab And Jumeirah Beach Hotel Welcome New General Managers
Heinrich Morio leads the team at Burj Al Arab, and Margaret Paul takes on principal role at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah has also appointed Margaret Paul as General Manager for Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the most established hotel in the Group’s portfolio. Margaret has been with Jumeirah since 2002, and is returning to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, where she previously worked as Hotel Manager, after working as Pre-Opening General Manager for Jumeirah Business Bay in Dubai, and Hotel Manager for Jumeirah Carlton Tower. Prior to joining the Jumeirah Group, Margaret worked for Le Meridien Mina Seyahi in Dubai and Europe.
This is another strategic step in building a solid platform for Jumeirah’s anticipated extensive growth in Dubai and around the world. With ambitious expansion plans to grow its portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts to 60 by 2012, this is an important step in aligning Jumeirah’s organizational structure to successfully manage the widespread growth and change the company is undergoing.
Marco Nijhof, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Jumeirah, said: “We are delighted to be announcing the recent management appointments within the Jumeirah team in what is a very exciting time for all of us. The knowledge and experience that Heinrich and Margaret will bring will help us to further develop and communicate the key strengths of Jumeirah’s beachside hotels as well as the Jumeirah brand throughout the Region and beyond.”
Jumeirah Group: Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The Dubai-based luxury international hotel management group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House in New York.
The Group’s activities are, however, not restricted to hotel and resort management. The Jumeirah Group portfolio also includes Jumeirah Living, the Group’s luxury brand of serviced residences offering effortless living in luxurious surroundings; global spa brand Talise Wellness; The Taste Department, the company’s dedicated restaurant division; Wild Wadi water park; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, the region’s only fully accredited third-level academic institution delivering specialised degree programmes in hospitality management; and Jumeirah Retail, with its 15 stores and dedicated luxury online store .
Building on this success, Jumeirah Group became a member of Dubai Holding in 2004, a collection of leading Dubai based businesses and projects, initiating a new phase of growth and development for the group.
Jumeirah has extensive expansion plans to grow its portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts into key gateway or letterhead cities and aspirational resort destinations worldwide. Currently, the Group has several luxury five-star properties under development in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Bali, Thailand, China, Argentina, Spain, England, Scotland and the US Virgin Islands. In 2009, the Group is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai, Jumeirah’s first hotel in the Asia Pacific region.
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