Jumeirah Group Names Aaron Kaupp Regional VP, GM of New Resort

Jumeirah Group has named Aaron Kaupp as its regional vice president, and general manager of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, its latest addition to the Dubai shore, located next to Jumeirah Beach Hotel. In his new role, Kaupp will oversee all aspects of the new lifestyle resort, which includes a hotel, residences, a superyacht marina and a range of dining and lifestyle experiences.

His appointment will build on a rich background in luxury hospitality and three-year experience within the group as regional vice president Northern Europe and general manager of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah. Prior to that, he worked at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris, serving as general manager since 2016. He also served as general manager at Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence, and worked closely with Giorgio Armani to open and manage the Armani Hotel Milano.

Kaupp holds several prestigious accolades including the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards’ “Best General Manager of a Luxury Hotel/Resort Worldwide.” He is also a member of the European Hotel Managers Association.

Speaking on the appointment, Thomas B. Meier, interim CEO and COO of Jumeirah Group, said: “In his new role, he will lead the team in delivering truly exceptional service and impeccable operations in what will mark a new era of luxury hospitality for the Group. Aaron’s true passion for hospitality, stellar reputation and invaluable experience at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, where he was instrumental in delivering a new standard in hyper-personalised experiences, will push the boundaries of innovation at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, to craft uniquely memorable moments for a new generation of guests and residents."  

Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab in Dubai will complete the group’s oceanic hotel trilogy, which includes the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel and sailboat-inspired Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The new resort, which includes a hotel inspired by a futuristic superyacht that has 387 rooms and suites with four Penthouse suites, also offers 99 private residences. With all hotel rooms offering views of the Arabian Sea, the destination will also include a superyacht marina with 82 berths as well as signature culinary and leisure experiences.

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