By Gavin Gibbon
The number of room nights GCC travellers stay in Germany has gone up by 10%
Jumeirah Group has revealed a four percent increase in the GCC guests' room nights into its global portfolio of properties compared to last year.
While Germany, in particular, is proving popular with visitors from the region, with room nights up 10 percent against the corresponding period for 2018.
The numbers were revealed by CEO Jose Silva, who also discussed the group’s plans in the region which include Jumeirah Muscat Bay in Oman, Jabal Omar Jumeirah in Makkah, KSA and their second property in Bahrain.
This is in addition to the recent opening of two new hotels in Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort and Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort.
Renovation has also been a big focus in the UAE and the UK with Jumeirah Group investing in the full refurbishment of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London reopening in spring 2020, and the completed renovation of the rooms and suites at Jumeirah Al Qasr.
The sixth floor of Jumeirah Al Naseem is also currently undergoing a transformation to create six luxurious suites due for completion in early December 2019. While a new infinity adult pool is being added at Jumeirah Al Qasr.
Silva said: “Jumeirah Group is expanding regionally and internationally and in the privileged position of having the loyalty of many of our guests from the GCC and beyond. That position comes with an obligation to keep delivering service beyond expectations, a key area of our strategy moving forward with a particular focus on dining, design and curating truly memorable experiences for our guests.
"The GCC is a very important market for us both from a visitor and growth perspective, and we continue to look for the right opportunities to extend our brand footprint across the region."