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Operations Director appointed at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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Operations Director appointed at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

London, 07 May 2015:  Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Russell Durnell as Operations Director at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London.

Russell joins with a wealth of experience from across the luxury hotel and travel sector. For the past 20 years, he has held pivotal leadership roles at many international hotel brands including Langham Hospitality, W Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Prior to his appointment Russell was General Manager and Chairman of Property Body Corporate at Palazzo Versace, the world’s first fashion branded hotel on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Welcoming Russell to the Jumeirah Carlton Tower team, General Manager, Katie Benson, said: “I am delighted that Russell is returning to the UK to lead operations at the hotel, helping to build on its already impressive credentials and to enhance the guest experience wherever possible."

Voted England's Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards for three consecutive years (2011 – 2013), Jumeirah Carlton Tower is one of London’s finest hotels. Set in the heart of Knightsbridge, it offers an elegant, classic setting and the recently refurbished ballroom further accentuates its superb venue credentials. Jumeirah Carlton Tower is recognised for its fine dining, exclusive Peak Health Club & Spa and its enviable location off Sloane Street.

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About Jumeirah Carlton Tower:
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, is a landmark hotel acknowledged as one of London’s finest. The hotel is noted for its fine dining, exclusive Peak Health Club & Spa and enviable location off Sloane Street – the Capital’s most fashionable shopping area. Jumeirah Carlton Tower offers 216 rooms and suites, styled with a calm and contemporary feel, together with world-class dining in The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, Chinoiserie and The Club Room.

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, Bodrum, 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 Restaurant Group Dubai; 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:
Anna Hollingworth
The Communication Group
19 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6LB
Main Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7630 1411
Email: ahollingworth@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

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