Dubai-based Jumeirah Group, a luxury hotel chain, is set to open its first property in India – the Jumeirah Mumbai hotel by 2019 and Jumeirah Goa hotel thereafter. Both the properties would be newly built.
“We have already signed a management contract and by 2019 we plan to have our first operational property under the Jumeirah brand in India,” said Gerald Lawless, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group.
Apart from this, the luxury hotel chain is also searching for potential developers and investors in India who would be interested in having Jumeirah as their operator along with attractive conversion options simultaneously.
“We are keen to venture in the Indian market as we already have a high awareness of the Jumeirah brand in India. Due to the proximity of India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indian travellers have known our brand for decades. Thus, we are trying hard to debut in the Indian market as early as possible. It is great opportunity for us to be in India and we believe that we will be welcomed with open hands,” exclaimed Gerald Lawless.
The property will consist of over 300 spacious rooms, suites and serviced apartments, a wide range of restaurants and bars, extensive conference, wedding, banqueting, meeting facilities and a Talise Spa.