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From Dubai to Shanghai: New Talent Joins Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai Leadership

From Dubai to Shanghai: New Talent Joins Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai Leadership

Shanghai, 09 October 2013: Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, the first Jumeirah hotel in Asia Pacific, has announced the appointment of new Executive Assistant Manager of Operations Alice Mafaity and Executive Chef Tobias Pfister.

A French national, Alice Mafaity has over 14 years of hospitality experience. In 2007 Alice joined Jumeirah as Assistant Food and Beverage Director at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. More recently, she worked as the Director of Food and Beverage for Mina A’ Salam Hotel, one of the three hotels in the Madinat Jumeirah Resort Dubai, responsible for the management of nine restaurants and bars. With six years’ experience in Dubai, Alice’s Jumeirah journey now takes her to dynamic China where she will assist the General Manager John Roberts in managing the operations of five outlets, rooms and lifestyle facilities.  

Tobias Pfister joins as the new Executive Chef of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, having worked as Executive Sous Chef for eight years at the world’s most luxurious hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Originally from Germany, Tobias has over 18 years’ experience in the industry across Germany, Switzerland, London, Dubai and now Shanghai. Before Dubai, Tobias worked with star chefs including the legendary Swiss chef Anton Mosiman.  In his new role, Tobias will oversee the operation of five outlets and banqueting facilities at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel.  

Carrying the rich Jumeirah experience with them from the group’s origins in Dubai, Alice and Tobias join the management of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai under the leadership of General Manager John Roberts. 

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About Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel:

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, the first hotel of Jumeirah Group in Asia Pacific is a masterpiece of modern luxury infused with Chinese soul and Feng Shui elements.  Designed by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, the hotel is part of the landmark Himalayas Center (owned by Zendai Group), a spacious new arts and cultural hub located in the heart of Pudong. KCA International, whose portfolio includes another landmark Jumeirah property, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, designed the impressive interiors of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. Featuring 401 contemporary Chinese styled guestrooms and suites, four eclectic restaurants and lounges, plus a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, the hotel also offers extensive meetings, conference and event facilities, including two grand ballrooms and a 5,000sqm rooftop Infinity Garden. In its first year of operation, the hotel has received numerous awards and recognition including International Hotel of the Year from European Hospitality Award 2012, Best New Hotel awards from Condé Nast Traveler Annual Hot List 2012, Voyage and TimeOut Shanghai. 

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel 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 Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; 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 Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. 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:
Eve Z. Barkley
Director of Marketing Communications 
1108 Mei Hua Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Dir. +86 21 3858 0828
Fax. +86 21 3858 0893
Email. Eve.barkley@jumeirah.com 
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