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Jumeirah Group Appoints Chris Ely as General Manager for
the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Resort in the Maldives

Dubai, 12 September 2012: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has promoted Chris Ely to the role of General Manager for the five-star Jumeirah Dhevanafushi resort in the Maldives.

Chris, a British national, joined Jumeirah in 2005 working in Sports & Leisure for various hotels and resorts in Dubai. In 2007, he was promoted to a Director’s role with Jumeirah’s Development team, working on several projects in Dubai. Then, in 2010, he was the first Jumeirah colleague to join the pre-opening team of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi as Director of Operations, overseeing Rooms, Food & Beverage, Spa, Engineering and Housekeeping.

Prior to joining Jumeirah Group, Chris worked as manager for two private health clubs in London (UK), Virgin Active and Holmes Place. He holds a degree in Leisure Management from the University of Manchester.

In his new role, Chris will lead the team as they continue to build on the success and reputation of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, which opened in 2011.

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is located in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll of the Maldives, 400 km south of the capital city of Malé. Spread over two islands, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi resort counts 22 private villas enjoying the rich flora of the main island, and 16 water villas, each with its own private deck and direct access into the ocean.

About Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality 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 Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; 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; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. 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.


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