Jumeirah Will End Recruitment Freeze

Jumeirah, the luxury hotelier based in Dubai, expects to resume hiring by the end of the year following a recruitment freeze, in anticipation of new hotel openings in 2010.  Jumeirah Executive Chairman Gerald Lawless said they are optimistic despite the global economic downturn and their visitors are the type of customers “who do not trade down.”  Lawless said they aim to operate 30 hotels by 2013. 

Jumeirah has suffered, like the rest of the hotel industry, from the global financial crisis because of falling demand as multinational companies tighten their belt and reduce expenses.  Lawless said during the first quarter  room rates decreased up to 25% but occupancy rates at key beach hotels exceed 90% following various promotional activities.

More Hotels
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, will be closed for renovation in summer 2018
Hilton’s ‘bleisure’ travel option – a new way to work and play
Family friendly hotels most popular for long weekends
Latest Travel News
Emirates to launch services to Santiago ...
First floating drive-through debuts in D...
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to...
Featured Sights To See
Clarence House

Clarence House

London, United Kingdom

Clarence House, which stands beside St James's Palace, was built between 1825 and 1827 to the designs of John Nash for Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence. He lived there as King William IV from 1830 until 1837. During its history, the house has been altered, reflecting the changes in occupancy over nearly two centuries.   It was the London home of Queen Elizabeth from 1953 until 2002 ...

Chateau Ramezay Museum

Chateau Ramezay Museum

Montreal, Canada

The Château Ramezay Museum is contained in a historic chateau in Old Montreal.  The building was built in 1705 and served as the residence of the governor of Montreal (Claude de Ramezay).  During the American Revolutionary War, it briefly served as the Canadian headquarters of the Continental Army during the invasion of Canada.  Afterwards it once again became the governor’s residen...

Museu do Chiado

Museu do Chiado

Lisbon, Portugal

This gallery has a permanent art collection of 19th-20th century pieces from Rodin, Jorge Vieira and Jose de Almada Negreiros. Check the website for upcoming exhibitions. Tel: +213 432 148 Website: Address: Rua Serpa Pinto 4 Opening Times: 10am-6pm Tue-Sun Admission Prices: adult/under 14yr/concession €4/free/2.50, admission free 10am-2pm on Sundays ...

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

Hanoi, Vietnam

Although he asked to be cremated, Ho Chi Minh lies in state, embalmed and dressed in his favored khaki suit in an imposing, granite-and-concrete structure modeled on Lenin's tomb. A respectful demeanor is required, and the dress code mandates no shorts or sleeveless shirts. The mausoleum is usually closed in October and November, and is open three days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays b...