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Jumeirah appoints General Manager for Azerbaijan hotel

Jumeirah appoints General Manager for Azerbaijan hotel

Dubai, 25 May 2011 – Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Mete Atakuman as General Manager of Jumeirah Bilgah Hotel, Baku in Azerbaijan.

An Australian-Turkish citizen who also speaks Azeri, Mete Atakuman has over 18 years of hospitality experience including a number of senior operational roles in high-profile hotel chains including Hyatt, Hillside, Starwood, Accor, Intercontinental and Hilton.

As General Manager he will lead the day-to-day operations of the hotel and implement Jumeirah’s Stay Different™ brand promise. 

Set to open in 2011, the Jumeirah Bilgah Hotel will consist of 176 sea-facing guestrooms and suites, several restaurants and bars, a 300m2 spa with traditional Turkish and Finnish bath areas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a 1500m2 conference centre. The hotel complex will also include 14 villas and a waterpark.

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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. 
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For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Public Relations and Communications 
PO Box 73137 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-05-644-5608
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com