Thursday, July 04, 2013

Nakheel establishes new hospitality division

Nakheel, the leading Dubai-based real estate company, has established a new division Nakheel Hospitality and Leisure to focus on the increasing number of hotels, beach clubs and community recreation centres.

Headed by Managing Director, Thorsten Ries, the division is responsible for monitoring development and operation of hotels and clubs, รก key element of company’s business strategy.

As part of further expansion, Nakheel is building a 240-room hotel at Dragon Mart, a five-star, 40-storey hotel forming part of Nakheel Mall and Hotel complex on Palm Jumeirah and an economy hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall. More hotels by Nakheel are in pipeline. The developer also owns and operates several recreation and leisure clubs such as the Jebel Ali club, Jumeirah Islands club and the Shoreline Beach Clubs on Palm Jumeirah.

The newly appointed German-born Thorsten has an extensive hoteliers’ background with more than 20 years of rich experience in the industry. He has worked in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and began his career with Kempinski before moving to Marriott, Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton among others. 

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