Dubai, 27 February 2013: Azar Saliba has been appointed Hotel Manager of Jumeirah’s Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf hotels. The Lebanese national has over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and 7 years with the Jumeirah Group in the UAE. Prior to this appointment he worked as hotel manager for Mina A’Salam, where his passion for dealing with guests and colleagues was quickly recognised. Saliba takes time to forge relationships with clients and improve customer satisfaction, as well as developing the commitment of team members to the delivery of “Stay Different” experiences throughout the Arabian resort. He is one of the youngest hotel managers within the group today.
Gisele Clark has been appointed Hotel Manager of Mina A’Salam. Prior to joining the Jumeirah Group in 2010, she worked for well-known groups such as Firmdale Hotels and Thistle Hotels in London, The Swiss Grand Hotel in Australia, and Marriott. Clark brings with her an exceptional 22 years of experience spanning 8 countries. Over the past 3 years as General Manager – Operations Support, she provided key support to Jumeirah’s properties in the Maldives, Azerbaijan, and Istanbul during their pre-opening phase, as well as to new openings worldwide. In her role as interim General Manager for Jumeirah Maldives during 2012, Clark inspired teams to deliver Jumeirah’s hallmarks, and developed culturally connected experiences that gave back to the local community.
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About Madinat Jumeirah:
Set on a private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Al Qasr and Mina A’ Salam, accommodation in 29 traditional summer houses in Dar Al Masyaf, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3km of waterways and landscaped gardens.
The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience showcasing the best of Arabia.
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 Creekside 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; 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:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates