Jumeirah, the Dubai based luxury hotel group and operator of the world famous Burj Al Arab, unveils plans to operate a five star super deluxe hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. This was announced by Charles Price, CEO of Progress Property Developments (PPD) and Guy Crawford, CEO of Jumeirah Group, at a signing ceremony held in Glasgow.
Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel, Jumeirah's fifth hotel to be signed in Europe, is scheduled to open in 2011. Conveniently situated in Glasgow's International Financial Services District, with close proximity to the high end shopping district, the 25 storey hotel, designed by Ian Simpson Architects, will be one of the United Kingdom's most luxurious hotels, providing the award winning levels of service and facilities associated with the Jumeirah brand worldwide.
Guests will enjoy a range of leisure facilities which include an impressive infinity pool, Jumeirah's signature Talise Wellness spa, gym, rooftop cocktail lounge and several restaurants and bars. Extensive business and conference amenities will be supplemented by a 630 seat ballroom and a dedicated club lounge.
The Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will comprise of 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites and 85 Jumeirah Living serviced apartments to cater for guests planning an extended visit.
Councillor Steven Purcell, leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: "This announcement is a resounding vote of confidence in Glasgow and its future ambitions, made all the sweeter by the fact that Jumeirah does not operate anywhere else in the United Kingdom outside London."
Charles Price commented: "We are very pleased to have Jumeirah join us as a partner in this exciting development. We have already worked closely with Jumeirah over the last few months on the details of our proposed development and we are confident that their involvement will help further ensure the success of this exciting project."
Guy Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group reinforced the sentiment: "We are delighted to announce this exciting development for Jumeirah in the city of Glasgow. Located in the heart of such a dynamic city, Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will be the perfect addition to our portfolio, in line with Jumeirah's promise to 'Stay Different'."
Jumeirah properties are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The fast growing Dubai based luxury international hospitality group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world's most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York.
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