India is one of the most important markets for Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, that operates numerous high-end properties in many countries. With an aim to foster and build new relationships in key source markets, including India, the senior management of the Jumeirah Group has recently concluded a roadshow in India, covering the two biggest source cities – Mumbai and New Delhi.
The Jumeirah Group delegation was led by Alexander Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Jumeirah Group, and included Ashraf Mohammad, General Manager, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Islands and Kirti Anchan, General Manager, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. According to a press statement, being a strategic partner of the UAE, India is a key source markets for Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, especially its properties in Dubai, London and Asia Pacific. Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a world-class portfolio of over 6,500 rooms in 25 luxury properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
With over 858,000 tourists, India accounted for 12 pc of visitor arrivals to Dubai in the first six months of the year 2022, an increase of 109 pc over the corresponding period of year 2021. Eager to enhance its presence in such a rapidly growing market, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts used the roadshow to share key updates on its ongoing investment in guest experience and product enhancements at its Dubai properties, as well as key new resorts opened in popular new markets with Indian audiences, including the Maldives and Bali.
Key enhancements at Jumeirah properties in Dubai include the current renovation of the beachfront at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, designed to deliver a unique lifestyle destination in Dubai with access to the very best leisure, health, and wellness facilities, and the full refurbishment of its ultra-exclusive Malakiya Villas at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf to impress the most discerning guests.
Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts also shared information about the upcoming Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, Dubai, due to open in late 2023. This new property will lead a new generation of Jumeirah Group’s ultra-luxury portfolio. The new property designed as a futuristic superyacht will complete Jumeirah’s oceanic trilogy, which includes the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel and sailboat-inspired Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Internationally, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has also continued to expand its offering with new openings in other locations popular with Indian travellers, including the reopening of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London last year, following the most extensive makeover in its history. The group also opened its new, all-villa Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island resort in October 2021, marking its entry into another top location for Indian tourists.
The press statement adds that the luxury hospitality leader continued its path of international expansion in 2022, with new resorts opened in Bali and Muscat earlier this year. Further new openings in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are expected to launch in the coming months.
The press statement adds that beyond its properties and resorts, Jumeirah Group is also dedicated to destination dining experiences, combining the most authentic and diverse cuisines with spectacular settings to create those unforgettable moments worth sharing. With over 85 restaurants across its portfolio, Jumeirah Group’s award-winning homegrown concepts including Sal, Kayto, Shimmers, Al Mare, Pierchic and French Riviera, enjoy an enviable reputation for culinary excellence, with ten featuring in the Gault & Millau UAE 2022 guide. The group also has three Michelin starred restaurants – Shang High, L’Olivo and Al Muntaha.