JA Resorts & Hotels - the Dubai-based international hospitality company - has announced the acquisition of a high-end all inclusive resort soon to launch in the Maldives.
JA Manafaru, located in the Northern Haa Alifu Atoll of the Maldives, will present couples and families a high-end holiday offering all year round - and marks the second international property in the company’s robust longer term global expansion strategy.
David Thomson, chief operating officer of JA Resorts & Hotels the brand was proud to announce JA Manafaru as the first in a series of leisure properties the company planned on launching in the future.
He explained: “JA Resorts & Hotels is looking to grow our exciting portfolio of luxury properties in line with a world-wide strategic growth plan.
“With the introduction of JA Manafaru to our portfolio of five-star leisure properties, we believe that JA Resorts & Hotels has laid a strong foundation for success, and we are now well-placed to explore a wider set of business opportunities and geographies.”
JA Manafaru is located 75 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport.
The property boasts 84 keys consisting of beach villas and water villas, eight food and beverage outlets, a spa and beauty complex, water sports and PADI dive centre, and extensive children’s entertainment area.
According to Thomson JA Manafaru will, as is the norm at all other JA-owned and managed properties, offer guests a distinctive experience of heartfelt hospitality and casual luxury.
“With over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels, as a company we remain committed to the values that have brought us to where we are today. We will continue to attract new luxury leisure travellers who are seeking stylish holidays and enduring memories of unforgettable holidays,” he added.
JA Resorts & Hotels’ present portfolio includes the all-suite five-star JA Palm Tree Court and four-star JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort.
On ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina the company owns the four-star JA Ocean View Hotel and the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower. All the properties are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The company also manages the highly exclusive, recently opened Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean’s blue waters and vibrant marine life, the resort is a secluded island hideaway, featuring just ten Creole-style villas with private plunge pools, beach access, and outdoor rain showers.
JA Hotels & Resorts
The JA Hotels & Resorts story all started with Jebel Ali Hotel.
Situated on a stretch of fine white sand overlooking the pearl-rich waters of the Arabian Gulf, this hotel helped pioneer the tourism industry in Dubai, attracting visitors from far and wide long before Dubai became a must-see destination.
Since 1981, JA Hotels & Resorts has operated and managed resorts and hotels, numerous highly recommended restaurants and world-class sporting facilities such as the champion-standard Resort Golf Course, the JA Shooting Club and the JA Centre of Excellence.
The brand has catered for premier events, staged concerts and hosted guests who return year after year.
The JA Resorts & Hotels team celebrates with WTA founder Graham Cooke at the 2013 Grand Final in Doha
Last year Jebel Ali Golf Resort was also recognised as the World’s Leading Family Resort by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
Like the best stories, this one features exciting new places, interesting characters and thrilling adventures – and it’s far from finished yet.
Established with the support of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Dutco, the parent company of what is now JA Resorts & Hotels, had the vision and foresight to invest in providing Dubai with two state of the art hotels - the JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel and the Hatta Fort Hotel.
These two iconic properties helped spearhead Dubai’s meteoric development as a world class tourist destination, and established JA Resorts & Hotels as one of the world’s most prestigious hospitality companies.
Today, the hotels remain at the forefront of the industry and are quite literally the living legends of Dubai.
With guests arriving from every corner of the globe, JA Resorts & Hotels continues to develop its extensive range of products and services to surpass the needs and expectations of the discerning luxury traveller.
JA Resorts & Hotels presently manages a unique portfolio of luxury Dubai hotels including the five-star JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Hatta Fort Hotel mountain retreat, JA Oasis Beach Tower apartments, the cruise vessel Bateaux Dubai, JA Ocean View Hotel, and Al Sahra Desert Resort.
Each of these special entities offers superior and distinctive products and services; while never losing sight of their Arabian heritage.
After many successful years in the hospitality industry JA Resorts & Hotels are actively pursuing potential management opportunities and have a number of unique luxury hotels, serviced apartment and leisure associated projects under development.