Jumeirah (hotel chain)

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Jumeirah Group
Business group
Industry Hotels
Founded 1997 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Parent Dubai Holding
Website Jumeirah.com

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts is a Dubai-based international luxury hotel chain and part of Dubai Holding.


The Jumeirah Group was created in 1997 and joined the Dubai Holding in 2004.[1]

Professional golfer Rory McIlroy was the company's global ambassador from 2007 to 2012.[2]

In 2011, the Jumeirah Shanghai hotel opened.[3] As of 2012, Jumeirah's expansion plans include projects currently under development in India, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Jordan, Qatar, Thailand, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia, Azerbaijan and the Caribbean.[4]

In 2016, the Jumeirah Group announced its expansion plan of 10 hotels in Asia, including 8 in China.[3] In December 2016, Gerald Lawless, the president and CEO of the Jumeirah hotels for 18 years, stepped down, replaced by Stefan Leser.[5]


Jumeirah's activities include management of Wild Wadi Waterpark, spa brand Talise, Jumeirah Restaurants (the company's restaurant division) and runs both The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management[6] and Jumeirah Hospitality.[7]

The Jumeirah Group is part of Dubai Holding which is majority-owned by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.[8][9]

The president and CEO of Jumeirah Group is Stefan Leser.[5]

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  1. ^ "About Jumeirah Group". Jumeirah.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jumeirah - The page cannot be found". www.jumeirah.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Julia Hollingsworth (1 November 2016). "Dubai hotel chain Jumeirah has Asia firmly on its radar". Scmp.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Future Plans - Jumeirah Group". www.jumeirah.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Gerald Lawless passe le flambeau de Pdg du Jumeirah Group". Hospitality-on.com (in French). 12 December 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Emirates Academy // Your EAHM". www.emiratesacademy.edu. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Jumeirah Group - An overview of the corporate structure". www.jumeirah.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dubai to build $1.7b man-made islands Marsa Al Arab by 2020". Thenationalonlineng.net. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Top 5 Arab Men Having a Positive Impact on the World". Huffingtonpost.com. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 

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