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Jumeirah appoints new managers in Dubai and The Maldives

Jumeirah appoints new managers in Dubai and The Maldives

Dubai, 01 July 2014:  Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding is delighted to announce two new management appointments. 

David Stepetic has been appointed as the new General Manager of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, taking over from Chris Ely who has returned to Dubai to embark on the role of Hotel Manager at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

An American national, David joins Jumeirah from Laucala Island Resort in Fiji where he has been General Manager for the past two years. 

David’s industry experience spans over 26 years, 19 of which were with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives, Tokyo and the United States where he held a number of senior roles in the areas of Food and Beverage and Banqueting.

In his new position David will lead the team and continue to build on the success and reputation of the award-winning resort in the Maldives.   

A British national, Chris joined Jumeirah in 2005 working in Sports & Leisure for a number of our hotels and resorts in Dubai. In 2007, he was promoted to a Director’s role with our Development team, working on several development projects in Dubai. 

In 2010, Chris was the first Jumeirah colleague to join the pre-opening team of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi as Director of Operations, overseeing Rooms, Food & Beverage, Spa, Engineering and Housekeeping. 

Two years later he was promoted to General Manager and has since established a strong team on the island and successfully led the operations at the resort.   

Prior to joining Jumeirah, Chris worked as a manager for Holmes Place, a private Health Club in London.  In his new role as Hotel Manager, which will be effective from 23 July 2014, Chris will support Mahmoud Sakr, General Manager, Jumeirah Beach Hotel with the day-to-day operations of the hotel.

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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. 

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Jumeirah Group
Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications 
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
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