Two of Jumeirah International group's hotels in Dubai, the Emirates Towers and The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, have received awards in several categories during the 2002 Business Traveler Middle East Awards.
The Emirates Towers Hotel, the group's five star business hotel, which celebrated its second anniversary last month, received awards in two categories: ‘Best Business Hotel in the Middle East' and ‘Best Business Hotel in Dubai', while The Jumeirah Beach Hotel was recognized by the readers of Business Traveler as the ‘Best Leisure Resort Hotel in the Middle East'.
Operating since 1997, Jumeirah International group encompasses the Dubai landmark Burj Al-Arab, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Emirates Towers Hotel, Offices and Shopping Boulevard, The Jumeirah Beach Club, The World Trade Centre Hotel Dubai and Wild Wadi water park. In addition, the group opened The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in summer 2001.
Jumeirah International has expanded outside the Middle East into London, taking over the management contracts of The Carlton Tower and The Lowndes Hotel in London's Belgravia last December.
The company's latest expansion is the Madinat Jumeirah resort development. Madinat Jumeirah will include two 300 room five star hotels and clusters of 340 rooms and suites all featuring authentic architecture reflecting the heritage and culture of Dubai and the Arabian region. The first phase of the resort is scheduled to open in September 2003 followed by the second phase in autumn 2004. — (menareport.com)
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