New General Managers at New Jumeirah Properties

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company, has appointed two new general managers for two of its properties.

Mark Griffiths (below, left) joins Jumeirah Group as the newly appointed general manager of Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa, Kuwait. Griffiths began his career in Hampshire, England, at Tylney Hall Hotel before joining Le Meridien Piccadilly hotel in London. Griffiths held various managerial positions with Le Meridien hotels and resorts over 14 years in the UK, Thailand and Indonesia. In 2004, he moved to Singapore as the General Manager of The Sentosa Resort & Spa. He joins Jumeirah Group from Majid Al Futtaim properties in Dubai where he was Vice President Asset Management Hospitality. Griffiths will be overseeing the pre-opening activities for the new Jumeirah hotel in Kuwait, which is expected to open in 2012.

Marco Metge (below, right) has been appointed acting general manager for Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto, Rome, the management of which is handled by Jumeirah from mid-January 2012. A German national, Metge joined Jumeirah Group in 2004 at Jumeirah Beach Club Resort & Spa, then moved on to various managerial positions in Dubai and London. In 2010, he was appointed pre-opening Director of Operations in Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany. Metge started his hotelier apprenticeship in Mövenpick Hannover Airport Hotel in Germany in 1994. After three years he moved to Hyatt international in Germany before completing his graduate education in Hospitality Management in IHK Hotel Management Academy.

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