Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, will highlight its 22 luxury hotels, resorts and residences across 11 destinations worldwide during its annual GCC roadshow, which includes a stop in Doha, Qatar. During the Doha event, Jumeirah representatives will address top travel trade, tour operators, travel agencies and clients on 24 November 2014 at St. Regis Hotel Doha. They will also showcase its STAY DIFFERENTTM brand promise and its full range of luxurious and innovative offerings for business and leisure guests.
Qatar is a key source market that registered a 37% growth in room nights and 32% room revenue year-to-date in comparison with the same period last year. Jumeirah Group will focus on family tourism as it responds to the international Muslim community requirements. The roadshow will also provide a chance to share updates on current developments and the new brand VENU with strategic partners in Qatar. In 2014 year-to-date, the combined business from countries in the Gulf region accounted for 326,644 room nights and 22.7% of revenues. Furthermore, the average room rates across the company’s portfolio grew by 1.4% with occupancy increasing by 4% which in turn contributed to a 7.4% growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR).
During 2013/2014 Jumeirah Group signed management agreements to operate a hotel in St Petersburg, Russia, two hotels in a luxury resort on the coast of Oman, near Muscat, four properties in China and a hotel in Mauritius. The company also signed a series of letters of understanding in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe, which are expected to mature into management agreements, adding to the robust pipeline of new developments.