Jumeirah checks in to Glasgow
on: November 5, 2008, 5:11 am
Release Author: Jumeirah
Release Summary: Jumeirah Group has signed a deal with Progress
Property Developments for the first international luxury business
hotel in Scotland.
Release Body: Jumeirah, the Dubai based luxury
hotel group and operator of the world famous Burj Al Arab,
unveils plans to operate a five star super deluxe hotel in Glasgow,
Scotland. This was announced by Charles Price, CEO of
Progress Property Developments (PPD) and Guy Crawford, CEO of
Jumeirah Group, at a signing ceremony held in Glasgow.
Glasgow Hotel, Jumeirah's fifth hotel
to be signed in Europe, is scheduled to open in 2011. Conveniently
situated in Glasgow's International Financial Services District,
with close proximity to the high end shopping district, the 25
storey hotel, designed by Ian Simpson Architects,
will be one of the United Kingdom's most luxurious hotels, providing
the award winning levels of service and facilities associated
with the Jumeirah brand worldwide.
will enjoy a range of leisure facilities which include an impressive
infinity pool, Jumeirah's signature Talise Wellness spa, gym,
rooftop cocktail lounge and several restaurants and bars. Extensive
business and conference amenities will be supplemented by a 630
seat ballroom and a dedicated club lounge.
Hotel will comprise of 160 luxurious guest rooms
and suites and 85 Jumeirah Living serviced apartments to cater
for guests planning an extended visit.
Steven Purcell, leader of Glasgow
City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau,
said: "This announcement is a resounding vote of confidence
in Glasgow and its future ambitions, made all the sweeter by the
fact that Jumeirah does not operate anywhere else in the United
Kingdom outside London."
Price commented: "We are very pleased to have
Jumeirah join us as a partner in this exciting development. We
have already worked closely with Jumeirah over the last few months
on the details of our proposed development and we are confident
that their involvement will help further ensure the success of
this exciting project."
Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group reinforced
the sentiment: "We are delighted to announce this exciting
development for Jumeirah in the city of Glasgow. Located in the
heart of such a dynamic city, Jumeirah
Glasgow Hotel will be the perfect addition to our
portfolio, in line with Jumeirah's promise to 'Stay Different'."
Jumeirah properties are regarded as among the most luxurious and
innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel
and tourism awards. The fast growing Dubai based luxury international
hospitality group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab,
the world's most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning Jumeirah
Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton
Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex
House Hotel in New York.
Details: PR Contact:
Corporate Communications Manager
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 364 7947
Fax: +971 4 301 6655