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Jumeirah hires new senior exec to drive hotel performance

Stephan Schupbach to oversee performance of Dubai, Asia Pacific properties as well as lead preparation for new openings

Jumeirah hires new senior exec to drive hotel performance
Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai (for illustrative purposes only)

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company, said on Sunday it has appointed a new senior executive to oversee performance of its hotels in Dubai and Asia Pacific.

The company said in a statement that it has appointed Stephan Schüpbach as vice president operations to manage Jumeirah's owned hotels in Dubai, managed hotels in Asia Pacific, and the global wellness brand Talise.

He will also lead the pre-opening preparations for Jumeirah's next phase of expansion in Asia and will report to Jumeirah Group CEO operations Nicholas Clayton, the statement added.

Since 2010 Schüpbach has been general manager of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, the Ottoman inspired resort on Palm Jumeirah, during which the property received over 50 awards.

Schüpbach joined Jumeirah in 2006 as hotel manager at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, then as general manager for Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf in Madinat Jumeirah.

Among the hotels that fall under his focus will be the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.

Jumeirah Group has a robust pipeline of new openings planned across Asia, the Middle East and Europe and a key element of Schüpbach's new role will be to drive the pre-opening preparations for new Jumeirah hotels due to open in the coming three years in China, Indonesia and India.

Jumeirah Group currently operates 22 hotels in 10 destinations around the world and has management agreements in place to operate a further 17 in the next five years.

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