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Andreas Kohn leaves Jakarta for JW Marriott Dubai

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 19 February 2004

Travel trade professionals, hoteliers and the media joined Mr. Ibrahim Barghout, General Manager of the JW Marriott Dubai and his associates at a cocktail reception last night to bid farewell to Mr. Jeff Strachan and welcome to Mr. Andreas Kohn as Director of Marketing.

Mr. Strachan is leaving the JW Marriott Dubai to take up the position of Country Director of Marketing for all Marriott properties in Kuwait, including the recently-opened Courtyard by Marriott Kuwait City.

"During his time at the helm of our hotel's sales and marketing team the hotel has flourished. Jeff has been instrumental in ensuring that the JW Marriott Dubai has remained the number one business hotel in the city," said Mr. Barghout. "I am sure that Jeff will rise to the new challenge and achieve great things in the Kuwait market, and I know that we all wish him every success with his new role," he added.

Taking over from Mr. Strachan as Director of Marketing, Mr. Barghout presented Mr. Andreas Kohn, who joins the hotel from the JW Marriott Jakarta, where he previously held the position of Director of Marketing.

"Andreas brings with him a wealth of sales and marketing experience, having worked in locations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We are glad that he has chosen to join us here in Dubai and look forward to working with him in the years ahead," Mr. Barghout said.

Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Dubai, adjacent to the Hamarain commercial and shopping complex, the JW Marriott Dubai offers 344 luxuriously appointed rooms, 39 spacious suites and four Royal Suites with private swimming pools.

The JW Marriott Dubai has 31,000 square feet of flexible meeting and conference space. Two magnificent, column-free ballrooms provide elegant banquet space or break down for smaller functions, while eleven additional conference rooms can cater for small to mid-size functions.

The hotel also offers a wide variety of food and beverage options, including the award-winning JW's Steakhouse; Italian restaurant, Cucina and Polynesian outlet, Bamboo Lagoon. Traditional Lebanese cuisine is available in Mays El Reem, while Shisha can be enjoyed under the stars at Awafi rooftop caf. For international tastes, Market Place offers breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, and typical Bavarian cooking can be sampled at the hotel's original Hofbrauhaus. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, fully equipped health club, two squash courts and a sauna.

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