Dubai, 16 November 2014: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is delighted to announce that Mr. Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO, has been presented with the prestigious Condé Nast ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the annual ‘Readers’ Choice Awards’ ceremony in Dubai.
For over 25 years, the Condé Nast Traveller awards have set the gold standard for the tourism and hospitality industry around the globe, with votes being cast by the title's discerning readers who are connoisseurs and consumers of luxury services.
Mr. Gerald Lawless, an Irish national, joined Jumeirah Group in 1997 and has helped establish the company as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world.
On receiving his award, Mr. Lawless said: “Over the years, Condé Nast Traveller and Jumeirah have become synonymous with the finest in travel. Therefore I am honoured to receive this prestigious award and dedicate it to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to my family, as well as to almost 15,000 Jumeirah colleagues. As the company expands to new destinations, we continue to build on the foundation of our three very special Hallmarks, the essence of the Jumeirah culture, which helped us succeed in Dubai and captured hearts and minds of travellers from all over the world.”
The award was presented by Ali Akawi, Managing Director of APP Group, and Rhea Saran, Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveller Middle East at the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers' Choice Awards ceremony.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
About Jumeirah Emirates Towers:
An architectural masterpiece, Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers luxurious experiences in the heart of UAE’s most dynamic city. Soaring high above the central business and commercial district, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a dramatic backdrop to Dubai's skyline and a visible statement of the region's growing corporate success. Comprising of two equilateral triangles, this landmark structure is home to an Office Tower, Hotel Tower and shopping Boulevard. The hotel encompasses 400 spacious rooms and suites, 15 world-class restaurants and bars, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa as well as elite shopping and lifestyle attractions at the Boulevard, a unique and prestigious retail destination. Additionally, the award-winning hotel has multiple venues for inspiring events including the grand Godolphin Ballroom seating 500 and 16 Congress and meeting rooms, making it the ideal destination for travellers from all walks of life.
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