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Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa appoints new Director of Business Development and Marketing

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Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa appoints new Director of Business Development and Marketing

Kuwait, 26 October 2014: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has promoted Ahmed Ibrahim Jarkass to the role of Director of Business Development and Marketing.

An Egyptian national, Ahmed Jarkass was a key member of the hotel’s pre-opening executive team when he joined in November 2009 as Director of Sales. He successfully supported the hotel’s planning, sales strategies and activities to build and maintain strong relationships with customers and stakeholders. He has also been a main contributor in hiring the Sales and Marketing team from the local and international markets.

Ahmed Jarkass brings with him 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, covering senior sales positions across several prestigious hotel brands in Egypt and Kuwait. A graduate from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels with specialisation in Hotel Management from the Helwan University in Cairo, he also completed a programme in Marketing Strategy for Business Leaders from the Cornell University. 

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the Sales, Public Relations and Marketing, Revenue and Conference and Events teams with a strategy to strengthen the positioning of Kuwait’s idyllic resort as the first choice hotel for corporate and leisure markets in Kuwait and internationally. 

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About Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa:

The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa is ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and major attractions. The beachfront resort features 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 villas, six restaurants along with cafés and lounges, a 3 500 m2 ‘Talise Spa’, a 200-metres private beach, two swimming pools and a children’s play area. Additionally, extensive conference and banqueting facilities are available, including a showpiece 1 950 m2 Badriah ballroom.

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. www.jumeirah.com

For further information please contact:
Carol Roncoletta
Director of PR & Communications
Email: Carol.Roncoletta@jumeirah.com 
Telephone number: +965 2226 9656 ext. 7171

Amna Al Jarery
Action Kuwait
Email: Amna.j@actionprgroup.com
Telephone number: +965 2491 5616

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