Jumeirah Group Appoints New Director of Sales & Marketing for Jumeirah Maldives

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Jumeirah Group Appoints New Director of Sales & Marketing for Jumeirah Maldives

Dubai, 02 December 2013: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Katja Graf as Director of Sales and Marketing for both Jumeirah resorts in the Maldives; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli.

An Austrian national with 10 years’ experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Katja first joined Jumeirah in 2011 as Director of Sales for Jumeirah’s Leisure cluster group. Since 2012, she has been Director of Sales for Jumeirah Zabeel Saray; the spectacular Ottoman Empire inspired beachside resort located on the West Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. 

Katja held similar positions at other luxury hotels in Dubai and Austria prior to joining Jumeirah
Katja joins the team at Jumeirah Maldives at an exciting time in their development, as both resorts continue to go from strength to strength. She will be reporting to Chris Ely, General Manager of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, and Graham Kiy, General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli.

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is a true secret hideaway in the heart of the Indian Ocean, located in the southernmost part of the Maldives, 400 miles from the capital of Malé. Offering complete seclusion in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the resort boasts an award-winning spa and 38 villas, each of which features private butler service. Those looking to enjoy personalised luxury closer to Malé can opt for Jumeirah Vittaveli, just a 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport. Far from the clutches of stressful city life, Jumeirah Vittaveli is nestled in a spot of outstanding sophistication, with an inspiring spa and exhilarating 5 star PADI dive centre. 

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About Jumeirah Dhevanafushi:

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, nestled in the Maldives, redefines notions of paradise with stunning geographical appeal and complete seclusion in the southernmost Gaafu Alifu Atoll. With only 39 exclusive villas, both beach and water based, all come with private butler and private pools to ensure a uniquely private and personalised experience. A short boat ride away from the Main Island lies a separate water village of ‘The Ocean Pearls’; 16 overwater villas perched on platforms overlooking the iridescent ocean, complete with own fine-dining restaurant and team of private butlers. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi also benefits from two further restaurants and a bar, as well as a breath-taking over-water Talise Spa and gym, two shared pools, and an expert yoga master. A host of water-sports ensures guests have immediate access of one of the best reefs in the Maldives. 

About Jumeirah Vittaveli:

A 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings you to Jumeirah Vittaveli. Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Whether beach-side or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters. An inspirational Spa, a well-equipped overwater gymnasium, a children's club and 5 star PADI dive centre mean guests are always able to try something new. 

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:
Shula Pannick
The Communication Group
19 Buckingham Gate, London
SW1E 6LB
Main Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7630 1411
Email: spannick@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

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