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Jumeirah Group announces the winner of its 2nd Arts and Culture Award for the luxury sector

Jumeirah Group announces the winner of its 2nd Arts and Culture Award for the luxury sector

Dubai, 18 March 2012: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, is proud to announce the winner of its second Arts and Culture Award, presented at the 16th Annual Luxury Briefing Awards, celebrating the best in the luxury industry and taking place last week at The Corinthia Hotel in London.

The Jumeirah Group Arts and Culture Award celebrates leading international enterprises that are supporting artists and advancing artistic practice through innovative creative collaborations in the business arena.  The second instalment of the award went to Montblanc and its Young Artist World Patronage.

This unique project, created by Montblanc in 2004, gives young and up-and-coming artists a platform to present their name and talent to a broader public and the international art scene in particular. The concept is to have more than 330 Montblanc boutiques worldwide act as a gallery and exhibit simultaneously for a single artist with one particular artwork for a period of almost 6 weeks. Since 2004, Montblanc presented 18 young artists from all over the world.

Derek Picot, VP Europe for Jumeirah Group and Katie Gass, Art Curator for Jumeirah Group, presented the award to Montblanc Director for PR & International Cultural Affairs, Ingrid Roosen-Trinks.

The Luxury Briefing Awards also saw awards sponsored by leading luxury brands including Loewe, Swarovski, Escada, Barclays Wealth and Pernod Ricard.

Jumeirah Group has a strong dedication to the arts that is demonstrated through its global arts and culture platform. This platform includes 'Artist in Residence' programmes, international art fairs sponsorships as well as exhibitions and cultural initiatives in the Group's hotels, resorts and residences in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai and the Maldives.

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Top left photo: Katie Gass, Art Curator for Jumeirah Group and Derek Picot, VP Europe for Jumeirah Group, presenting the award to Montblanc Director for PR & International Cultural Affairs, Ingrid Roosen-Trinks.

Information about Jumeirah's global Arts and Culture platform available at http://www.jumeirah.com/culturallyconnected 

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. 

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About the Luxury Briefing Awards
Luxury Briefing is the business publication for the luxury industry. First created in 1997, the Luxury Briefing Awards are referred to as the 'Oscars' of the luxury industry and are recognised as the real insider's view on the best and the brightest luxury has to offer.

For further information, please contact:
Director of Corporate Communications
 Telephone: +971-4-373-0164
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
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