Dubai, 27 May 2013: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed John Roberts as General Manager of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai.
An Australian national with almost 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, John joined Jumeirah in 2010 as Hotel Manager of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. His extensive experience in Food & Beverage and hotel operations ensured the successful opening Jumeirah’s first hotel in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Jumeirah, John was General Manager at the Marco Polo Jinjiang, Fujian in China. Earlier in his career, John worked with Sheraton, Hyatt, Kempinski, Westin & Le Meridien, working in Australia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Turkey, Taiwan, South Korea and China.
Under John’s leadership, the team of managers and colleagues at Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai has continued to deliver excellent guest experiences in service and facilities and defining the ‘STAY DIFFERENT’ brand promise, since opening in 2011.
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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 FengShui elements. Designed by world-renowned architect ArataIsozaki, 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.
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
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com