JA Resorts & Hotels' Family Focus at ATM 2016
JA Resorts & Hotels' Family Focus at ATM 2016
ATM 2016, the region’s largest travel trade fair, is right around the corner and JA Resorts & Hotels will be featuring their domestic and international offerings at the fair. JA’s Chief Operating Officer, David Thomson, will be speaking at ATM as part of the Family Tourism panel discussing simple changes hoteliers can make to capture a share of the $140bn family holiday market.
Mr. DAVID GRANT THOMSON - Chief Operating Officer JA Resorts & Hotels, who describes himself as a Scot with an outrageous English accent, originally moved to the Middle East in 1984. He joined JA Resorts & Hotels in 2001, then Dutco Hotels part of the Dutco Group of companies, after a successful career in marketing and hospitality with some of the world’s largest agencies and world-class hotels.
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort was touted as the World's Leading Family Resort at the World Travel Awards at the of 2015. JA Resorts & Hotels also garnered acclaim at the 2015 Travel Agents Choice Awards as the Top ‘Hotel/Resort for Families’. JA’s Dubai based and international properties, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, JA Oasis Beach Tower and JA Manafaru in the Maldives are amongst the group’s prime hotels properties that attract families with their family-friendly facilities, variety of engaging activities and designated play areas and activity zones.
Mr. Stephen Banks - Group Commercial Director JA Resorts & Hotels, a British national, has developed and maintained a successful career in sales and marketing across the hospitality sector for approaching 40 years.
JA RESORTS AND HOTELS PROPERTIES
JA Hatta Fort Hotel
Set In 80 acres of gardens, surrounded by the majestic Hajar Mountain range and wild nature, this 4-star hotel retreat in Dubai is the ideal destination for leisure, business and incentive stays.
Just an hour’s drive from Dubai, the charming Hatta Fort Hotel with its 50 deluxe chalet-style rooms and suites, as well as two-bedroom villas all feature a private balcony or terrace.
JA Oasis Beach Tower
The iconic 245-metre JA Oasis Beach Tower is a deluxe hotel apartment tower on the beach, located on ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina. JA Oasis Beach Tower offers 180 spacious;; luxury serviced apartments and is the ideal choice for large groups or families who opt for self-catering or meal-inclusive stays.
JA Ocean View Hotel
Experience an unforgettable Dubai beachfront holiday in the vibrant and modern four-star hotel with amazing sea views from your private balcony. With 338 rooms and suites, spread over 25 floors and sized between 36 and 75 square meters, the hotel features comfortable interconnecting rooms and suites that all have sea views and balconies. Guests staying in club rooms and suites have complimentary access to the 24th floor Coral Lounge, which offers personalised check-in and check-out, pressing service, a full breakfast buffet, plus complimentary refreshments during the day and evening cocktails with canapés.
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
The award winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort has two picturesque properties within its gates, the JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court.
The JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel is a friendly, beachfront hotel with a long tradition of heartfelt hospitality.
The JA Palm Tree Court is dedicated to an exceptional standard of family-friendly travel. Just steps from the sea, are 208 spacious low-rise 1 and 2 bedroom suites, as well as junior suites with private balconies or terraces that overlook the beautiful gardens.
JA Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre
This unique desert resort is set in 37 million square feet of undulating sand dunes and indigenous flora and fauna. Its state-of-the-art entertainment complex encompasses the spectacular Al Sahra Amphitheatre.
This multi-purpose venue offers visitors an experience of true Arabian hospitality, heritage and culture, set in a natural desert environment. Located in the massive Dubailand development, this fully-licensed venue is ideal for one-of-a-kind private events or functions set within a magical desert setting.
The elegant Bateaux Dubai offers a bespoke experience to explore the waterways of Dubai Creek. Bateaux Dubai is a culinary journey that offers extensive selection of fine beverages, Contemporary live entertainment and signature personalized service. With the capacity to host up 230 seated or 300 standing guests, Bateaux Dubai is ideal for intimate dinners, elegant soirees or magnificent events.
JA Manafaru Maldives
JA Manafaru offers the perfect romantic hideaway or an activity packed family vacation, complete with pristine beaches, world class dining and plenty of activities to entertain the entire family.
From sheltered Beach Bungalows that nestle in tropical growth to Water Villas with expansive ocean views, we have both romantic couple enclaves and spacious family villas. A total of 84 rooms and villas exist in harmony with nature on the island.
Enchanted Island Resort Seychelles
Enchanted Island Resort is a secluded five-star boutique island hideaway in the Seychelles. Imagine retreating to an enchanting island getawayset in the most spectacular Marine Park in the Seychelles – Sainte Anne Marine Park. The resort features 10 unique pool villas each designed with their own walkways to access the beach, a private infinity pool and outdoor bathroom mirror the mix of luxury, colonial décor, and modern facilities which make this island uniquely distinct.
ABOUT JA RESORTS & HOTELS
Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, owned by the Dutco Group of Companies, is an international hospitality company with over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels. JA Resorts & Hotels employs approaching 2,000 associates across an inspiring portfolio and is proud of its rich diversity of cultures and nationalities. JA Resorts & Hotels’ award-winning portfolio includes the all-suite five-star JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, which was recently recognised with a Blue Flag certification, showcasing the properties efforts in sustaining its high quality beach. The four-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, are both located along ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina. JA Resorts & Hotels are dedicated in maintaining high standards of sustainability at all properties, with their efforts being rewarded at two of the properties, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and JA Ocean View Hotel which have both been awarded a Green Globe Certification. JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio also includes the JA Hatta Fort Hotel, a secluded getaway located in the mountainous area of Hatta. The company also offers a floating prestige dining experience in the form of Bateaux Dubai on the Dubai Creek. Additionally, JA Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre, the JA Centre of Excellence and the JA Shooting Club.
In addition to its UAE based properties, JA Resorts & Hotels extended their offering with two five-star tropical resorts in the Indian Ocean – Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles and JAManafaru in the Maldives. The company’s third luxury beach resort, JA Eclipse Beach Resort, is under construction on the East Coast of Sri Lanka and is due to open in the last quarter of 2017.
JA Resorts & Hotels LLC is a limited liability company with share capital of AED 10,000,000 and licensed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under Licence No. 230295. For further information on JA Resorts & Hotels and its luxurious properties, please visit www.jaresortshotels.com.