Dubai, 26 Sept 2011: Jumeirah Group’s first hotel in continental Europe, Jumeirah Frankfurt, hosted an official opening party on 22 September. The guest of honour was the Mayor of Frankfurt, Petra Roth – pictured cutting the ribbon with Jumeirah Frankfurt General Manager Dagmar Woodward and Jumeirah Executive Chairman Gerald Lawless.
The 218-room hotel, which sits at the heart of Frankfurt’s commercial and business district, started receiving guests on 1 August and witnessed a major surge in business during the Frankfurt Motor Show during September. By the day of the gala opening, Frankfurt was buzzing with the news of the new hotel – helped perhaps by the presence of 60,000 bees on the roof of the hotel who supply honey to Max On One, its signature restaurant.
During her speech, the Mayor of Frankfurt welcomed Jumeirah to the heart of her city and expressed her delight that one of the finest brands in Dubai had come to Frankfurt – an event made even more significant by the fact that the cities are twinned.
Gerald Lawless expressed his thanks to the Mayor and the people of Frankfurt, to the developers MAB, and most importantly to all the Jumeirah colleagues in Frankfurt, in Europe and in Dubai who helped bring this remarkable property to life and deliver the promise of ‘Stay Different’ to its guests.
This is the fourth Jumeirah hotel to open this year after Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. In the next nine months a further five hotels will open in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the Maldives, Baku and Kuwait.
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About Jumeirah Frankfurt:
- The five-star hotel is located in the centre of Frankfurt at the Thurn-und-Taxis square, in close vicinity to the business district, opera and shopping streets. Spread over 25 floors and enjoying stunning views over the city, the 218 rooms and suites have a minimum size of 35m2, making them the largest rooms in Frankfurt.
- The hotel’s signature restaurant, Max on One, is managed by Executive Chef Martin Steiner, previously of the Savoy Hotel in London and Hotel Adlon in Berlin.
- With its abundance of natural daylight, spacious meeting rooms and state-of-the-art facilities, Jumeirah Frankfurt is also ideal for meeting and event organisers. The 364m² ballroom can be divided into two smaller areas and offer stunning views of the Thurn-und-Taxis Palais. For functions and banquets, four meeting rooms accommodating between 30 and 100 persons are available.
- Guests of Jumeirah Frankfurt also have access to Jumeirah’s signature spa, Talise. Tropical rain showers and zen-inspired relaxation areas add an Asian touch to the spa.
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 Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. 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.
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