Dubai, June 2002: Dubai based luxury hospitality group, Jumeirah International, has recently announced the appointment of Mr. Guy Crawford as Corporate Director of Operations, based in the group`s corporate office in Dubai.
Mr. Crawford, (50) joined Jumeirah International from Heritage/ Macdonald Hotels where he held the position of Managing Director, overseeing the extensive portfolio of over a hundred hotels for the group in the UK and its strategic alliance with Grandes Etapes luxury hotels in France.
Before joining Heritage/Macdonald Hotels, he held the position of Managing Director for Heritage Hotels, a division of the Forte Hotel Group. Mr. Crawford held various senior management positions during his twenty-two years with the Forte and Le Meridien Hotel Group and has been based in South America, Monaco, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Morocco, the Bahamas and Belgium. He brings over thirty years of luxury hospitality management experience to Jumeirah International.
He comments: “I am delighted and privileged to join one of the world`s most prestigious hospitality groups and am looking forward to assisting in the continuing successful establishment of the Jumeirah International brand”.
He adds: “Our customers today have more and more choice and we must continue to focus on our guests, drive our standards of service delivery, never accept mediocrity and live our values. With the addition of the two London hotels, the Jumeirah International portfolio is now truly international and combined with the latest resort development for the group, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, this is a tremendously exciting time for Jumeirah International and for me to join the company”.