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Akram Touma appointed General Manager of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai

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Mr Akram Touma has been appointed General Manager of Jumeirah's first hotel in China, the Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai.

Akram, an Australian national, has over 25 years of international experience in the luxury hospitality industry with major chains in six countries and three continents. After starting his career in London, Akram soon moved to hotels in the Middle East, then Australia and Thailand. Since 1993, Akram has been managing hotels in several Chinese cities: Guangzhou, Guilin, Shenyang, Macau and Shanghai, mainly for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Prior to joining Jumeirah, he was the General Manager of Le Royal Mridien Shanghai since its pre-opening days in 2006.

I am delighted to join a fast growing company like Jumeirah just as it enters the Chinese market, saidd Akram Touma. I intend to set new levels of hospitality standards and service with the opening of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai.

Jumeirah is already managing prestigious hotels in Dubai, London and New York; Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi, scheduled to open in Shanghai in late 2008, will be Jumeirahs first hotel in China and its flagship property in the Asia Pacific region. The luxury hotel, designed by New York based Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and Japanese interior design firm Super Potato, will feature 309 spacious guestrooms, suites and villas, extensive, state-of-the-art conference & banqueting facilities as well as the Talise Wellness Spa, Jumeirah's global spa brand.

Akram brings a wealth of international and Asian luxury hospitality experience to the Jumeirah team, added Tony Cousens, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Jumeirah Group. His deep knowledge of the Chinese market will help us to successfully position the Jumeirah brand in China.

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