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Jumeirah appoints new Directors for Dubai and MEASA region

Jumeirah appoints new Directors for Dubai and MEASA region

Dubai, 09 April 2014: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced three appointments to complete the new Commercial Leadership structure for Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA).

Linda Lewis has been promoted to Regional Director of Sales Dubai and MEASA, Shaf Butt has been promoted to the new Regional Director of Marketing for Dubai and MEASA and Marieke Siefers joins as the new Regional Director of Revenue Dubai and MEASA.

With a long and impressive career in sales, Linda Lewis has held senior global sales roles with InterContinental Hotel Group, Thistle and Zabeel Investments. In 2010 she joined Jumeirah as Director of Corporate Sales in Dubai, then worked at Jumeirah Beach Hotel as Director of Sales before joining the commercial team. Prior to her new appointment, Linda was Jumeirah’s Global Director of Strategic Partnerships and Sales Excellence. 

Shaf Butt, a British national, has been promoted to Regional Director of Marketing for Dubai and MEASA. He joined the Jumeirah Group in October 2007 and started with rooms marketing at Madinat Jumeirah. Since then he has led the central marketing function for all the Dubai hotels, including Food and Beverage, rooms, Conferences and Incentives, weddings, groups, corporate and leisure. Most recently he has acted as Director of Marketing and Communications at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Marieke Siefers has been appointed as the new Regional Director of Revenue Dubai and MEASA. A Dutch national, with over 10 years of Revenue Management and Distribution experience, Marieke has worked in both Dubai and London. For the past seven years she led the Dubai regional revenue management team for Marriott Hotels and was responsible for the recent openings of the JW Marriott, Marriott Al Jaddaf and Marriott’s existing operations in the region. In her new role Marieke will lead the Revenue Management teams across Dubai and MEASA.

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Notes to Editors:

  • Photo above (L-R): Linda Lewis, Merieke Siefers and Shaf Butt
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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, 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 Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; 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 LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. 

For further information please contact:
Director of External Communications
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7849
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
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