2016 February 09 11:00
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah appoints Consultant Director of Sales
Dubai, 09 February 2016: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Seema Pande in a consultancy capacity as Director of Sales at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Seema joins from The Address Hotels and Resorts where she was Group Director of Sales and Marketing for Emaar Hospitality Group overseeing The Address Hotels + Resorts, Armani Hotels and Resorts and Vida Hotels. Her previous experience in Dubai includes roles at Emaar Hospitality Group; Al Manzil and Qamardeen hotels in Downtown and the Fairmont Dubai.
Throughout her career, she has gained a wealth of knowledge in key international markets and established a robust network of luxury agents.
In her new role, Seema will have oversight of the hotel’s sales effort and commercial strategy for a three month period, while the hotel completes its recruitment of a full-time Director of Sales. She will work closely with the revenue and marketing departments to focus on the launch of North Deck at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, which will open to guests in the second quarter of 2016.
Alison Broadhead, Chief Commercial Officer for Jumeirah Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured Seema for a fixed term period to assist us with this significant project. She brings so much good will and gravitas from her previous roles in Dubai and will be a tremendous asset to us as we prepare to launch the next phase of luxury and innovation in the form of the North Deck.”
The 10,000m2 private luxury deck will fan 100 metres out into the Arabian Gulf and accommodate 32 cabanas, 400 sun loungers, one fresh water pool measuring 612m2 and one salt water pool measuring 828m2, one restaurant and a bar.
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About Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab is managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding. It is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 meters. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel, with features including in suite check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round-the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach. The hotel’s 202 luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants and conference and banqueting venues.
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 VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
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