Jumeirah Group has appointed James Mabey as
Senior Vice President Development for the Asia Pacific region.
US national, James has 15 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific
For the past two and a half years he has
been working for Marco Polo Hotels and he previously held
positions in TGR Asia, the Royal Thai Government and the
International Resort Development Group.
In his new role James Mabey will be based
in Jumeirah’s Singapore office and shall be responsible for
securing new management contracts for hotels and serviced
apartments that meet Jumeirah’s luxury standards throughout Asia
Robert Swade, Jumeirah Group’s Chief Officer for
Development & Legal, said, “I am delighted to welcome James Mabey
to the team. Asia Pacific is central to Jumeirah’s international
growth strategy and the appointment of James demonstrates our
commitment to further brand expansion in the region.”
In 2011 Jumeirah opened its first luxury
property in China, the 401-room Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai.
The company has signed five other management
agreements for hotels that are under development in China. These
include Jumeirah Clearwater Bay Resort in Sanya, a 250-room hotel
with 50 private villas; Jumeirah Guangzhou, a 207-room hotel that
occupies the uppermost floors of the 50-storey GT Land Plaza;
Jumeirah Hangzhou, a 209-room hotel in the business district of
Qianjiang Rive New Town; Jumeirah Thousand Islands Lake Resort,
Qiandaohu, a luxury hotel with 89 guest rooms and a further 48
rooms in villas dotted among the trees of the surrounding forest;
and Jumeirah Macau, a planned 250-room hotel with views of the
The construction of the properties in Guangzhou,
Sanya and Hangzhou is already well advanced and the company
expects to start pre-opening activities within the next 18 months.
In addition, Jumeirah Group has signed management agreements to
operate hotels in Bali, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand.
company is also engaged in further negotiations to operate five-star
luxury hotels and resorts in other key locations throughout the
Asia Pacific region.
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