Dubai, 01 February 2015: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed industry veteran Sven Wiedenhaupt as General Manager of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, assuming the role from Grant Ruddiman, who left the company at the end of January 2015.
Sven Wiedenhaupt joins Jumeirah from Four Seasons, where he was most recently General Manager of The Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies. He brings more than 24 years of luxury hotel management experience in resorts and hotels around the world.
Sven was with Four Seasons for 10 years, having started back in 2004 as the Director of Food & Beverage in New York. In 2008, he was promoted to Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Doha in Qatar. In 2011 he transferred to Syria, where he became General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Damascus. In his earlier career, he worked for major hotel brands including Intercontinental Group and Marriott and for a number of properties in Arizona, California and Wisconsin.
German-born Sven is fluent in three languages – English, French and German – and is a graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. Stepping into his new role, he said: “I am delighted to take on the management of Jumeirah Emirates Towers. This is not only an iconic hotel, mall and office complex, it is a smooth-running machine that delivers the very best in luxury hospitality for the business traveller and increasingly for holiday-makers keen to experience dynamic Dubai.”
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About Jumeirah Emirates Towers:
An architectural masterpiece, Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers luxurious experiences in the heart of UAE’s most dynamic city. Soaring high above the central business and commercial district, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a dramatic backdrop to Dubai's skyline and a visible statement of the region's growing corporate success. Comprising of two equilateral triangles, this landmark structure is home to an Office Tower, Hotel Tower and shopping Boulevard. The hotel encompasses 400 spacious rooms and suites, 15 world-class restaurants and bars, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa as well as elite shopping and lifestyle attractions at the Boulevard, a unique and prestigious retail destination. Additionally, the award-winning hotel has multiple venues for inspiring events including the grand Godolphin Ballroom seating 500 and 16 Congress and meeting rooms, making it the ideal destination for travellers from all walks of life.
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
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