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Jumeirah Group announces new Marketing and Public Relations appointments

Jumeirah Group announces new Marketing and Public Relations appointments

Dubai, 01 March 2012: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the appointment of Detria Williamson Chapman as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Burj Al Arab (Dubai) and Christopher Walters as Director of Public Relations forJumeirah Essex House (New York).

Detria Williamson (photo on the left) has worked in marketing and branding since 1998, starting as a Strategic Marketing Analyst for  AT&T Broadband. Detria then joined the Disney and ESPN Television networks in 2000 as a Sales and Marketing  Coordinator. She worked in several marketing management roles including Director of Marketing & Research for Discovery  Channel Networks International in 2004, before moving to Abu Dhabi as Director of Corporate Marketing for Media Zone  Authority of Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 2010. She is an Honours graduate of Pepperdine University, with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Advertising. Detria’s role oversees all marketing and public relations activities for Burj Al Arab.

 Christopher Walters (photo on the left) brings more than a decade of hospitality experience to Jumeirah Essex House, which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary as a classic art deco city landmark. He joins Jumeirah Essex House from Harrison & Shriftman, a public relations, special events and marketing firm where he consulted on luxury lifestyle and hospitality brands. Christopher also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his new role, Chris will oversee all traditional and social media relations for the hotel and its modern-American restaurant, South Gate.

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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 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 Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; 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.

As part of its ambitious expansion plans, Jumeirah opened eight new hotels since the beginning of 2011 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Rome, London and two in the Maldives. A further four properties in Mallorca, Dubai, Kuwait and Baku will open in 2012.

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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
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com