Executive appointments at Jumeirah Group
Newly appointed General Manager of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Grant Ruddiman (top left image) joined Jumeirah Group in early 2010, overseeing the pre-opening activities for hotels and resorts in Kuwait and Jordan. An Australian national, he has worked in the luxury hospitality sector in South Africa, Malawi, Germany, Australia, Kuwait and Jordan over the past 27 years, gaining invaluable experience worldwide. He is currently finalising his research towards a Doctorate in Business Administration.
Earlier in 2010 Stephan Schupbach (top right image) was appointed General Manager for Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – a luxury resort inspired by the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire, located on the Palm Jumeirah island. With over 18 years of international hotel experience, Stephan has a Degree in Industrial Studies from his home town of Aarau, Switzerland. He joined Jumeirah in 2006 as Resident Manager for the region’s leading corporate hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, and then was promoted to General Manager for Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf in Madinat Jumeirah. Prior to joining Jumeirah, he worked for the prestigious Ritz Carlton hotel in Bachelor Gulch Colorado, USA. Stephan, who is fluent in German and English, brings years of professional experience and commitment to the job.
Replacing Stephan in Madinat Jumeirah is Anne-Marie Houston, (top center image) now General Manager of Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf in Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort. Joining Jumeirah in 2006 as Director of Food & Beverage for Madinat Jumeirah, British national Anne-Marie brings with her a wealth of experience from working with several hotel companies including The Gleneagles Hotel (Scotland), The Savoy (London), Raffles Brown’s Hotel, Boca Raton Resort and Club (Florida) The Sukhothai, Bangkok and The Peninsula Group. In this new role, Anne-Marie has been overseeing the day-to-day operations of the two hotels, along with The Souk and Talise Spa.
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