JA Manafaru is a multi-award-winning resort in the Maldives which offers Chinese families everything required for an unforgettable kick off to 2020, the year of the rat.
Located in Al Furjan, Dubai, the 247-key property will focus on the corporate segment with competitive rates and contemporary design. The new four-star hotel is minutes from Ibn Battuta Mall, a nearby metro station and Dubai Production City.
With the Lake View property opening in Dubai, Thomas Grundner, vice president of sales and marketing at JA Resorts & Hotels, explains to Breaking Travel News what it will add to the portfolio. Speaking at World Travel Market in London, he also reveals the latest from the brand’s hotels in the Indian Ocean.
JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Karen Merrick to take over the leadership of multi award-winning JA Manafaru, a private island resort in the Maldives. The Scottish National is the second female general manager in the JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio of eight properties.
Opening on Sunday, JA Lake View Hotel will become the third unique property in the one million square metre experience-packed JA the Resort. It joins the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and the Mediterranean style villa-suites of JA Palm Tree Court to become the only true all-inclusive resort in Dubai.
The extensive refurbishment to JA Beach Hotel in 2019 is an important step in the repositioning of JA The Resort in Jebel Ali Beach, which is preparing to open its third hotel, JA Lake View Hotel in the sprawling grounds at the end of September.
Having taken over the role of chief executive with JA Resorts & Hotels last year, Anthony Ross here tells Breaking Travel News about his ambitions for this stalwart of the hospitality sector in the Middle East. With a series of renovations taking place at its properties in Dubai, and Expo 2020 just around the corner, the future appears bright for the brand.
As the company begins a brand refresh, Thomas Grundner, vice president of sales and marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels, tells Breaking Travel News all about it during ITB Berlin. Also on the agenda are an expansion in the Indian Ocean and the redevelopment of the original Jebel Ali property in Dubai.