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Jumeirah appoints Vice President of Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific

Jumeirah appoints Vice President of Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific

Dubai, 14 April 2014: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Eddie Wong as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific, based in Shanghai.

An Australian national, Mr. Wong has worked in the luxury hotel industry for 19 years and has extensive experience in China and the surrounding region. In previous roles he worked across all major market segments in luxury hotels including the MICE, corporate and leisure markets for Hyatt Hotels, Peninsula Hotels, Renaissance and Ritz-Carlton.

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, he most recently worked at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai as Director of Sales and Marketing. He led a team of 50 people and was responsible for PR, Marketing, Sales, Revenue Management and Conference Services. Wong previously spent five years with Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong and worked his way up to Regional Director of Sales. His early career was with the Hyatt Regency in Hong Kong.

With a proven track record in luxury hotel sales, Mr. Wong will be tasked with driving outbound business from the Asia Pacific region into Jumeirah’s portfolio of 22 luxury hotels, resorts and residences around the world. In addition he will be helping to drive regional and domestic business into the company’s first hotel in China, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai.

Jumeirah Group has a strong focus not only on attracting business from China and South East Asia but also on opening new hotels in the region. The company has so far has signed five management agreements for hotels in China in Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Macau, Sanya and Qindaohu, and one in Bali, Indonesia.

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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 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
Fax: +971-4-301-6655                                        
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
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