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Jumeirah Group President and CEO receives Condé Nast ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

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Jumeirah Group President and CEO receives Condé Nast ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Dubai, 16 November 2014:  Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is delighted to announce that Mr. Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO, has been presented with the prestigious  Condé Nast ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the annual ‘Readers’ Choice Awards’ ceremony in Dubai.

For over 25 years, the Condé Nast Traveller awards have set the gold standard for the tourism and hospitality industry around the globe, with votes being cast by the title's discerning readers who are connoisseurs and consumers of luxury s‎ervices.

Mr. Gerald Lawless, an Irish national, joined Jumeirah Group in 1997 and has helped establish the company as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world. 

On receiving his award, Mr. Lawless said: “Over the years, Condé Nast Traveller and Jumeirah have become synonymous with the finest in travel. Therefore I am honoured to receive this prestigious award and dedicate it to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to my family, as well as to almost 15,000 Jumeirah colleagues. As the company expands to new destinations, we continue to build on the foundation of our three very special Hallmarks, the essence of the Jumeirah culture, which helped us succeed in Dubai and captured hearts and minds of travellers from all over the world.”

The award was presented by Ali Akawi, Managing Director of APP Group, and Rhea Saran, Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveller Middle East at the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers' Choice Awards ceremony.                                                       

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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. 

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: www.jumeirah.com

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