Jumeirah Announces Management Appointments for Maldives Resorts

By Jumeirah, PRNE
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DUBAI, UAE, December 30, 2010 - Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of
Dubai Holding, has announced two management appointments for its two upcoming
properties in the Maldives: Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli,
scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2011.

Stefan Huemer joins Jumeirah Group as area general manager for the
Maldives, with a particular remit to lead the pre-opening team of Jumeirah's
first two resorts in the Maldives. Mr. Huemer has over 20 years experience in
the hospitality sector, having previously worked for international brands
such as Radisson, Kempinski, Le Meridien and Mandarin Oriental. His career
has included senior hotel positions in Austria, France, Singapore,
Philippines and Germany. Most recently, Mr. Huemer was the general manager of
Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel. In fact, Mr. Huemer is no
stranger to the Maldives, having been the regional general manager and island
chief for the Kuredu & Komandoo Island Resort & Spa for five years.

As part of this latest wave of appointments, Jumeirah is also welcoming
Alexandre Hulen, who has been appointed as director of sales & marketing for
the Maldives. Mr. Hulen brings 12 years of international experience in the
hospitality industry, having worked for prestigious hotel groups such as
Concorde Hotels, The Eton Collection, Le Meridien and Anantara. Prior to
joining Jumeirah, Alexandre was working for the prestigious Anantara Group,
overseeing the Sales and Marketing activities of three luxury hotels in the

These two latest appointments to key roles within the luxury hotels
Maldives (
sector highlight the care and importance Jumeirah is
placing on the upcoming opening of its two new properties - Jumeirah
Dhevanafushi (
and Jumeirah Vittaveli.

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Notes to Editors:

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member
of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts.
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts Dubai hotels (
include Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers,
Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah The Meydan and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams; as well as
international properties with Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes
Hotel in London; and Jumeirah Essex House New York luxury hotel

Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah
Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty
programme. Jumeirah Group has recently unveiled VENU Hotels, a contemporary
lifestyle hotel brand.

    For further information please contact:
    Mia Hedman
    Director Corporate Communications
    Jumeirah group corporate communications
    PO Box 214159
    United Arab Emirates


For further information please contact: Mia Hedman, Director Corporate Communications, Jumeirah group corporate communications, PO Box 214159, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971-4-364-7947

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