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Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa appoints two new directors

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Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa appoints two new directors

Kuwait, 7 October 2014: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has appointed Behiye Salk as the new Director of Rooms and Mohammed Al-Khatib as the new Director of Food and Beverage.

Behiye Salk has a 26-year career in the hospitality industry and has held pre-opening managerial positions across luxury hotel brands including the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and the Swissotel in Europe, Northern America, Canada and the Middle East.

With a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management from Turkey’s Uludağ University, Behiye has also attended training at Cornell University in New York and at Hunt Communication in Toronto. As the new Director of Rooms at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Behiye’s focus will be on enhancing the overall guest experience and promoting the hotel’s 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 private villas.

Mohammed Al-Khatib joins as the new Director of Food and Beverage with vast experience in the hospitality industry. His career includes roles in key food and beverage outlets at the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Viceroy Hotels and Resorts, Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts. Mohammed Al-Khatib holds a Master’s degree in Hotel Management and brings strong qualifications in operations, guest satisfaction, human resources, sales and revenue management and financial management. He also has extensive knowledge in restaurants, room service and kitchen operational procedures. These are further complemented by his expert knowledge in menu composition and food preparation.

As the new Director of Food and Beverage, Mohammed will be in charge of increasing the profile of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa's impressive dining options and enhancing product and service delivery across all its restaurants and room service packages. He looks forward to bringing personalised services to exceed guests’ expectations.

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Notes to Editors:

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• For restaurant bookings, contact +965 222 69666 or email Jumeirahrestaurant@jumeirah.com
• For spa bookings, contact +965 222 69 688 or email jmbtalise@jumeirah.com
• For bookings and enquiries, contact +965 222 69601 or email JMBreservations@jumeirah.com

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. 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:
Director of PR & Communications
Carol.Roncoletta@jumeirah.com
Telephone number: +965 2226 9656 ext. 7171
Or Amna Al Jarery
Action Kuwait
Amna.j@actionprgroup.com
Telephone number: +965 2491 5616

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