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Jumeirah takes on US property

Jumeirah is taking over the management of New York’s Essex House hotel- which will now go by the name Jumeirah Essex House - as the 515-room hotel celebrates its 75th anniversary.

“The Jumeirah Essex House represents the company’s first foray into the U.S. market and we are proud to have this landmark hotel added to the Jumeirah portfolio,” said Gerald Lawless, CEO of Jumeirah. “We plan to maintain the property’s historic elements, while enhancing its luxurious offerings.”

Lawless added that Jumeirah is focused on establishing the Essex House hotel as a premier destination property in New York City for both business and leisure travellers.

“In this exciting hotel market, Jumeirah Essex House will establish itself as a luxurious destination for both residents of and visitors to the ‘Big Apple’,” said Scott Dawson, General Manager of Jumeirah Essex House. “Our fully operational reservations system has already secured a full house on our first day of management and we are confident that with we will continue to achieve this level of success throughout 2006.”