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Jumeirah Group appoints Anthony McHale as General Manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

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Jumeirah Group appoints Anthony McHale as General Manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Dubai, 23 November 2014:  Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Anthony McHale as General Manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel.

Anthony McHale takes up the role as of 11th January 2015, joining Jumeirah Group after more than five years as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London. During his time at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, he successfully opened Bar Boulud in 2010, as well as Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in 2011, which has secured two Michelin stars and worldwide recognition. In 2011 he also spearheaded the opening of One Hyde Park Residences, the most expensive real estate in Europe.

His 35-year career in the luxury hospitality business includes nine years with Orient Express Hotels, (now Belmond) as General Manager of Keswick Hall Club and Estate in Charlottesville Virginia, and the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to Orient Express he was Hotel Manager at Hotel Bel Air, Los Angeles for three years and also held senior management positions with a variety of hotel groups, including The Peninsula Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Welcoming Mr. McHale to the leadership of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Nicholas Clayton, CEO of Group Operations at Jumeirah Group, said: “We are delighted that Tony is joining Burj Al Arab Jumeirah as it celebrates its fifteenth year of operation. Our guests expect the very highest level of luxury hospitality and Tony has both the experience and the profile that promises to guide our hotel and its 1,500 colleagues to continued success in the market place. As Dubai continues to grow as an internationally recognised destination for both leisure and business travel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah stands as a beacon of luxury and a symbol of the city’s successful growth. We look forward to Tony helping us take the hotel to new levels of excellence, as Dubai builds momentum towards EXPO 2020.”

Born and brought up in the UK, Mr. McHale also has US and Canadian citizenship and has been a member of the Chaine des Rôtisseurs, an officer of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and a board member of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Association.

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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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. 

About Burj Al Arab Jumeirah:

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding. It is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 meters. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel, with features including in suite check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round-the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach. The hotel’s 202 luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants and conference and banqueting venues. 

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 
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com 
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com

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