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New leadership for JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

New leadership for JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has appointed Balan Paravantavida to the role of hotel manager.

Before assuming responsibility of the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, Balan had an impactful two and a half year term as the general manager of the JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi.

With over three decades of experience in handling pre-openings, conversions and takeovers of Marriott International hotels in six countries, across three continents, he brings in strong operational background and experience in business, mega luxury convention and resort properties .

Balan has spent over ten years at the Marriott Marquis New York and handled over six leadership positions at this fast-paced luxury property.

Leading the hotel team of 1,450 associates and more than 70 nationalities, Balan is well placed to take on the position of hotel manager and leading the team to significant operational success.


General manager Bill Keffer maintains his position.

Owned by Emirates Group, Dubai’s first world-class convention and business destination hotel originally opened in November 2012.

Since opening the hotel won a total of 25 international industry and media awards for a combination of outstanding restaurants and lounges, architecture and design, and innovative business and convention facilities.