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Jumeirah to manage Spanish resort

Dubai-based luxury hospitality firm agrees long-term lease for five-star resort on island of Mallorca.

Dubai-based luxury hospitality firm Jumeirah on Monday said it is to take over the management of a resort and spa development on the island of Mallorca off the coast of Spain.

The five-star ‘Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca’, is currently under development and is scheduled to open in early 2010.

The 120-room hotel will feature conference and banqueting facilities, two swimming pools, a spa and wellness centre, as well as restaurants and bars.

"The hotel is a very strategic and important addition to our growing portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide," Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group, said in a statement.

Jumeirah, part of state-owned conglomerate Dubai Holding, has leased the resort on a long-term lease from Belgian real estate develop WingField.

The financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

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