Jumeirah has announced the appointment of Tony Cousens to the position of senior vice president Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.“It is an honor to join an energetic company in such an exciting phase of its expansion, especially as we develop Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and brand in Asia Pacific. This includes the opening of the Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai in late 2008, Jumeirah’s first hotel in China and flagship property in the Asia Pacific region as well the Jumeirah Private Island Phuket opening in 2009,” commented Tony Cousens. “I am impressed with the Jumeirah Group’s vision and commitment to excellence.”
Tony, who possesses dual British and Canadian nationality, has over 30 years of luxury hospitality experience, of which he has spent a significant part in the Asia Pacific region. Tony has managed some of the world’s greatest hotels including The Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore and Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Canada which were both Leading Hotels of the World. Prior to joining Jumeirah, Tony has worked in senior positions for some of the world’s leading hotel companies including Le Meridien Hotels Group and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
“We are very pleased to welcome Tony to the Jumeirah team in what is a very exciting time for all of us,” said Guy Crawford, chief executive officer of the Jumeirah Group. “Tony’s extensive international luxury hospitality experience and knowledge will help us to further build, develop and manage the key strengths of the Jumeirah brand in the Asia Pacific region, a geographical growth market of high strategic importance to us.”