Emirates Hotels picks Oz rep

Emirates has selected Global Sales Agent,
Tourism Portfolio to represent its premier hospitality management division,
Emirates Hotels & Resorts, in Australia.Tourism Portfolio will market the new Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, a
world-class conservation resort due to open in Australia’s Blue Mountains
in late 2009.  The Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is the division’s first hotel
project outside of Dubai and is anticipated to attract international and
luxury travellers seeking a unique Australian experience.

In addition, Tourism Portfolio will provide sales and promotion support for
all of the division’s properties in the Australian market. These include
the conservation-focused and award-winning Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa and
the recently opened Marina Hotel & Residence which will be re-branded as
The Harbour Hotel & Residence from January 2008. Both these properties are
based in Dubai.


David Garner, Manager, Commercial, Emirates Hotels & Resorts welcomed the
appointment: “Australia is starting to become familiar with Emirates Hotels
& Resorts. Moving ahead our partnership with Tourism Portfolio will help us
build a stronger profile for the division and its properties in the
Australian market.”



The division also announced the appointment of Judith North as Business
Development Manager for Emirates Hotels & Resorts in Sydney.


“We are pleased to have Judith North and Tourism Portfolio onboard as we
move into the next exciting phase of development,” added David.


“Judith has a wealth of experience having previously held senior positions
with P&O Australian Resorts and Virgin Blue Airlines, and will prove to be
a strong asset for our team.”