Jumeirah CEO hints at Burj al Arab expansion

Gerald Lawless reveals photo suggesting hotel could be about to get more beach area and extension
Jumeirah CEO hints at Burj al Arab expansion
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By Staff writer
Thu 12 Nov 2015 02:58 PM

Gerald Lawless, president and CEO of Jumeriah Group, has hinted that the luxury hotelier may be set to expand its flag ship property, the iconic Burj al Arab, it was reported.

Speaking on Wednesday at the Conde Nast Traveller Forum in Dubai, Lawless let slip something rather fascinating, ShortlistDubai.com reported. At the end of his speech, he put up a slide of the Burj Al Arab, and said “if you look closely, you may notice something different.”

The ocean facing side of the hotel had a large expanded triangular area in white, showing what looked like an expanded beach and possibly retail/restaurant facility.

“We will be announcing something soon,” Lawless said.

The Burj al Arab opened in December 1999 and, at 280 metres, it is the third tallest hotel in the world.

Below: The latest Google Earth photo of the Burj al Arab


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