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Executive Appointments at Jumeirah Group

Executive Appointments at Jumeirah Group

Dubai, 09 January 2012: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the appointment of new General Managers for two of its properties.

British national, Mark Griffiths joins Jumeirah Group as the newly appointed General Manager of Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa, Kuwait. Mark began his career in Hampshire, England, working as a Management Trainee at Tylney Hall Hotel before joining Le Meridien Piccadilly hotel in London in 1990.  Mark held various managerial positions with Le Meridien hotels and resorts over a 14 year period in the UK, Thailand and Indonesia. In 2004 he moved to Singapore as the General Manager of The Sentosa Resort & Spa. Mark joins Jumeirah Group from Majid Al Futtaim properties in Dubai where he was Vice President Asset Management Hospitality. Having worked in three continents, Mark brings a wealth of experience from diverse environments and will now be overseeing the pre-opening activities for the new Jumeirah hotel in Kuwait which is expected to open in 2012.

Marco Metge has been appointed Acting General Manager for Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto, Rome, the management of which is handled by Jumeirah from mid-January 2012. A German national, Marco joined Jumeirah Group in 2004 as Front Office and Revenue Manager in Jumeirah Beach Club Resort & Spa, then moved on to various managerial positions Jumeirah’s operations in Dubai and London. In 2010 he was appointed pre-opening Director of Operations in Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany. Marco started his hotelier apprenticeship in Mövenpick Hannover Airport Hotel in Germany in 1994. After three years he moved to Hyatt international in Germany before completing his graduate education in Hospitality Management in IHK Hotel Management Academy.

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 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. 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 Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-373-0164
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
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