The Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach hosted The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) for the official handover ceremony of their 5-star classification. The event was attended by Bader Abdullah Mohammad Abdulla Mohammad, Deputy Director, Nasser Mohammed Bin Qattami, Inspectors Supervisor and Khalid Al Marri, Supervisor, Licensing from DTCM, Richard W. Riley, Chief Executive Officer, ADNH, Fabrice Ducry, Resident Manager, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, and the management team.
Sami Nasser, Sofitel Vice President, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean commented on receiving the news: "We are delighted to receive the official 5-star classification plaque from DTCM and proud to display it at the hotel entrance. On behalf of the management, we would like to offer our sincerest thanks and praise to the DTCM and our owners ADNH for their support and co-operation in our efforts to ensure that we met all criteria for the 5-star classification. Consistent with the Sofitel Luxury brand's 5-star image and positioning, we are confident that Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach will become a landmark property for the Sofitel brand in the UAE and will complement the two new properties that will open in Dubai in 2012".
Richard W. Riley, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Hotels, the owning company of the property, said at the handover ceremony, "We would like to thank DTCM for all their help in ensuring that the hotel met the high standards required for the 5-star classification. It is the fine spirit of cooperation between Dubai and Abu Dhabi which inspired us to develop this property and we look forward to sharing in Dubai's continued success in the years to come."
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach occupies one of the most beautiful waterfront sites within the Dubai Marina, in Jumeirah Beach Residence. The hotel offers 438 rooms and suites, 5 restaurants and lounges: the A.O.C French Brasserie; the Italian restaurant, Rococo; The Hub bar; Plantation and the Infini Pool Lounges.
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