Jumeirah announces 19 hotels under development
10/23/2008|7:55:00 AM|Etravelblackboardasia
Wednesday, 22 October 2008: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company that manages the world famous Burj Al Arab, announced at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) that it had signed five new hotels in the last two weeks, bringing the total number of new properties under development to 19.

This latest announcement came with the appointment of Jumeirah to manage Jumeirah Bali Resort in Indonesia, Jumeirah Maldives Resort in the South Malé Atoll, Jumeirah Al Salam Resort in Bahrain, Jumeirah Al Salam Yiti Resort in Oman, and Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel in Kuwait. The five new hotels and resorts are scheduled to open over the next three years. This comes in addition to recent announcements of hotels in Guangzhou, Glasgow and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

“With the support of our parent company, Dubai Holding, we are well on target to achieve our objective of globalising our luxury brand, and we expect to have 60 properties either in operation or under development by 2012,” said Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of the Jumeirah Group. “Our discerning guests first experienced the Jumeirah STAY DIFFERENT™ promise in Dubai, then in London and New York, and we look forward to soon welcoming them to our luxury hotels around the world.”

Jumeirah currently manages 11 hotels and resorts.