Dubai, 8 September 2016: Jumeirah Group has been named as Gulf Business Company of the Year and Tourism and Hospitality Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2016 in Dubai.
The fifth edition of the awards hosted some of the biggest business leaders in the UAE. The awards celebrated excellence in the corporate world and recognised companies and business leaders across nine industries.
Alison Broadhead, Chief Commercial Officer, Jumeirah Group, said: “Jumeirah has become one of the world’s most outstanding international luxury brands since its launch in 1997 and we are extremely proud to have won these two awards. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to excellence as we continue to expand and develop the portfolio. This year we announced the launch of Jumeirah Al Naseem at Madinat Jumeirah and redefined Dubai’s most recognisable landmark, the Burj Al Arab, by building ‘The Terrace,’ a one-of-a-kind restaurant, pool, beach and cabana space set over 106,000 square metres.”
A total of 25 awards – judged by an independent panel and public voting – were presented during the evening, which also celebrated the 20th anniversary of Gulf Business magazine. The judging panel included: Ian Fairservice, Motivate managing partner and group editor-in-chief; Neil King, editor of Gulf Business; Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO and co-founder of Souq.com; Brandy Scott, host of Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye 103.8; and Hisham Farouk, CEO of Grant Thornton UAE.
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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) 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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