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.
Jumeirah Bali Resort is being developed by PT Bali Nusa Intan. The luxurious, mixed-use development is situated on the southernmost point of the island, in the prestigious Sawangan area and will include a five star hotel and luxury villas, together totalling 225 rooms and suites. In addition the resort will offer three restaurants and bars, a wedding chapel and a destination spa, managed by Talise Wellness, the Group’s global spa and wellness brand.
Jumeirah Maldives Resort, developed by EoN Resorts Group, will welcome its first guests in 2010 and is located in the South Malé Atoll. The iconic world-class luxury resort will be built around the principles of sustainable development, a commitment that will be reflected throughout the life cycle of the project, and will feature 48 beach villas and 43 water villas serenely scattered on a tropical island. Facilities will include four restaurants and bars, a health club and Jumeirah’s signature Talise Wellness spa, as well as a fully equipped dive centre.
Sama Dubai is developing both Jumeirah Al Salam Resort in Bahrain and Jumeirah Al Salam Yiti Resort in Oman, which are scheduled to open in 2010. Jumeirah Al Salam Resort in Southern Bahrain will consist of a 293-room hotel, seven hotel villas (divisible into 56 guest rooms and 21 suites), 33 spa suites and a large convention centre. The prestigious resort is located on 300 metres of private beach and will also offer one indoor and three outdoor swimming pools, eight restaurants and bars and extensive business and spa facilities. Jumeirah Al Salam Yiti Resort is located just south of Muscat and will comprise of a 202-room hotel and 148 chalets. The well appointed resort will also feature five restaurants and bars, banqueting and conference facilities, swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts and Talise Wellness spa.
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel, located in Kuwait City, is being developed by Al Aziziah United General Trading and Contracting and is scheduled to open in 2010. The luxurious beachfront development will feature 395 rooms and suites, including 80 serviced apartments and 12 chalets. The hotel has direct access to a 200 metre private beach and will feature extensive conference and banqueting as well as spa facilities, a swimming pool, a children’s play area and six restaurants and lounges.