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Dubai hospitality major Jumeirah to open luxury resort in Mauritius in 2018

Dubai hospitality major Jumeirah to open luxury resort in Mauritius in 2018

The hotel project undertaken by the company in Mauritius is currently under development, located approximately 50km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, and will be set on 68.5 hectares of land. (Image: Jumeriah Beach Resort)

The hospitality sector of Mauritius will get another feather in its cap with Dubai-based hotel and resorts major Jumeirah Group poised to open its first property in the island economy, following an agreement signed to operate a luxury resort in Mauritius.

The hotel project undertaken by the company in Mauritius is currently under development, located approximately 50km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, and is scheduled to open in 2018.

The property will be set on 68.5 hectares of land and will include restaurants, a lounge, meeting and spa facilities, a health club and a swimming pool.

“Our track record in delivering the very best in luxury hospitality, combined with the success of our two other tropical island resorts – Jumeirah Vittaveli and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives – fills us with confidence that our guests will warmly welcome the addition of a property in Mauritius,” Gerald Lawless, Jumeirah’s president and chief executive told Gulf News.

Gerald Lawless explained that they are delighted to be expanding their portfolio of hotels and resorts to embrace the beautiful island of Mauritius.

Jumeirah, already present in the UAE and Kuwait, is also in talks to sign hotel management agreements in Qatar and Bahrain, and expects to see the opening of Jumeirah at Saraya Bandar Jissah in Oman in two-and-a-half to three year’s time.

Gerald Lawless also noted that by the end of September, Jumeirah expects to make an announcement for at least one hotel being signed up in Saudi Arabia.

The hotel operator plans to expand projects in 11 countries, worth Dh8 billion (or MUR 65.78 billion), which includes the addition of 4,300 hotel rooms over the next three years.

Jumeirah is presently at work on the new property at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, which is well-underway in the fourth phase, and it is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015.

The company is looking forward to be present in Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, and is considering opportunities in Iran, and within the UAE, in Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi.

Company Profile

Jumeriah Hotels and Resorts

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts is regarded as one of the most luxurious and innovative hotel chains in the world. The company was founded in 1997 with the aim of becoming a hospitality industry leader by establishing a world class portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts.

In 2004, Jumeirah Group became a member of Dubai Holding – a collection of leading Dubai-based businesses and projects – in line with a new phase of growth and development for the Group, which saw it winning numerous international travel and tourism awards.

Jumeirah currently operates 22 hotels and serviced apartments, including 11 in the Gulf, eight in Europe and three in Asia. An additional 17 hotels are under development.

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