Jumeirah International opens sales office in London to strengthen the group`s presence in the region
Dubai, June 2002: Dubai based luxury hospitality group Jumeirah International has opened a regional sales office for the United Kingdom & Ireland.
The regional sales team will be based at The Carlton Tower, one of the two prestigious London hotels Jumeirah International took over the management
of in December last year. Jane Armitage, Director of Sales & Marketing for the UK & Ireland will be heading up the team. Jane has worked for Jumeirah International for the last five years and has held a number of positions
in the group including Director of Sales at the award-winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.
Sadie Carrington, who has been appointed Regional Sales Manager - Leisure, will be responsible for UK trade. Before joining Jumeirah International, Sadie was with Le Meridien Hotels for five years, where she also worked in the sales & marketing field. Sadie`s main responsibilities will include managing and developing new and existing relationships with the main Tour Operators in the United Kingdom.
Janet Broomfield has been appointed Regional Sales Manager - Conference & Incentive. Before joining the company, Janet worked with the Weetwood Hall Hotel & Conference Centre in Leeds. Completing the team is Joanna Egglesfield, who has joined as Regional Sales Coordinator from Millennium and Copthorne Hotels.
Jumeirah International properties are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and design awards. The group encompasses the world-renowned Burj Al Arab that has become a true icon and landmark for Dubai, the award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Emirates Towers Hotel, Offices and Shopping Boulevard, The Jumeirah Beach Club, The World Trade Centre Hotel Dubai and Wild Wadi
water park. In addition, the group opened The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in summer 2001.
Jumeirah International has expanded outside the Middle East into London, taking over the management contracts of The Carlton Tower and The Lowndes Hotel in London`s Belgravia last December. Following on from Jumeirah International`s move into the UK, The Carlton Tower was immediately
included in the prestigious `Leading Hotels of the World` handbook following Burj
Al Arab, Emirates Towers Hotel and The Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
The company`s latest expansion is the unique resort development Madinat Jumeirah. Enhancing Dubai`s reputation as one of the world`s most idyllic destinations, the 100-acre resort will offer the ultimate Arabian
experience against the setting of a highly luxurious, world-class, multi-facility resort. Madinat Jumeirah will include two 300 room five star hotels and clusters of 340 rooms and suites all featuring authentic architecture reflecting the heritage and culture of Dubai and the Arabian region. The first phase of the resort is scheduled to open in September 2003 followed
by the second phase in autumn 2004.
Jumeirah International has officially opened its central reservations
office in Dubai, which handles reservations for all Jumeirah International hotels in Dubai and London.