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Jumeirah Group makes senior appointment for Europe

Jumeirah Group makes senior appointment for Europe

Dubai, 30 November 2017: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Luc Delafosse as VP Europe and General Manager Jumeirah Carlton Tower, with immediate effect.  Mr. Delafosse returns to Jumeirah having previously been General Manager of its flagship hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.  

Commenting on Mr. Delafosse’s appointment, Marc Dardenne Jumeirah Group's Chief Operating Officer Marc Dardenne commented, "Luc brings a wealth of experience to this important strategic role and we are delighted to welcome Luc back to Jumeirah.  During his prolific career in hospitality, Luc has managed some of the world’s most loved hotels, including Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.  Luc’s unique insights into luxury hospitality and his hotelier expertise make him a very impressive addition to the Jumeirah team.”  

Mr. Delafosse has had an international career spanning 30 years, working in Monaco, Monte-Carlo, London, Dubai, Paris and Los Angeles.  His hotelier expertise is founded upon a passion for excellence and a profound understanding of the sophisticated needs of the discerning traveller, as well as both owners and operators.  In addition to managing properties, Mr. Delafosse has led a number of exceptional hotel projects through construction, pre-opening and openings phases and worked as Head of Hotels for a leading hotel construction and development company based in London. 

Since leaving Jumeirah in 2009, Mr. Delafosse has been General Manager at Hotel de Crillon in Paris and the recently opened Waldorf Astoria in Beverley Hills.  In addition to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Mr. Delafosse previously worked at the Savoy Hotel, The Meridien Piccadilly and The Ritz Hotel in London and the Hotel De Paris (Monaco).

A French national, Mr. Delafosse speaks English, French, Italian and German.

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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; Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and 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 wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme; and isme by Jumeirah™ an app based rewards programme in the UAE. Future openings include luxury hotels in the UAE, Indonesia, China, Oman, Jordan, Malaysia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. www.jumeirah.com



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