Juma Al Majid Group Launches Hospitality Arm
Juma Al Majid Group Launches Jood Hospitality, Takes Over Management of Ex-TAJ Palace Hotel Dubai Deira
Dubai, UAE - 16 September 2015 – Juma Al Majid Group, the Dubai-based family-owned conglomerate, today announced the inauguration of its new division, Jood Hospitality. Marking its entry into the hospitality space with a legacy property, the company will now manage Jood Palace Hotel- Dubai, formerly Taj Palace Hotel.
This strategic decision to establish a hospitality management division is a natural step for Juma Al Majid Group. Already a leader and pioneer across various industry sectors including automotive and construction, the conglomerate has owned the property since it opened 14 years ago. The handover from TAJ Hotels Resorts and Palaces to Jood Hospitality is the first step in the company’s expansion into the hospitality sector.
With the handover of the property comes the promise to build on the delivery of quality and service to Jood Palace Hotel’s new and existing customers. Located in Dubai’s central Deira neighborhood, the hotel will uphold the values of Visionary, Founder and Chairman H.E. Juma Al Majid, remaining sympathetic and deeply rooted to its historical and traditional surroundings. The value of honor will be a central focus in Jood Hospitality’s mission to create culturally connected and palatial hotels of inimitable style, as underlined by Jood Palace Hotel’s brand tagline ‘Be Our Guest of Honor’.
Speaking on behalf of Jood Hospitality, Mr. Ziad Shahrouri, a senior executive officer at Juma Al Majid Group, said, “Cognizant of the United Arab Emirates’ stance as the established hospitality hub of the Gulf region, Juma Al Majid Group’s independent entry into the sector is with a distinct value, and a new dimension of hospitality. Jood Hospitality and Jood Palace Hotel are geared to be reflective of the doctrines of H.E. Juma Al Majid and Vice-Chairman H.E. Khalid Juma Al Majid, which remain firmly fixed to an intrinsic ideal: to uphold the honor of true hospitality.”
“Above all, Jood Palace Hotel is guest focused. We aspire to truly connect with our guests in order to provide the highest level of hospitality through our commitment and engagement. Passionate service that exceeds guest expectations through the philosophy of utmost graciousness and generosity is our brand focus. We look forward to welcoming every guest that comes through our door as our guest of honor”, said Mr. Ahmed Badawy General Manager, Jood Palace Hotel- Dubai.
Jood Palace Hotel- Dubai has been fully repurposed and has not made any changes to its operational staff. Founded in 2001, the property boasts 147 rooms, 12 suites, and 90 serviced apartments, as well as a selection of F&B outlets and a wide variety of meeting and convention facilities.
About Jood Palace Hotel Dubai
The Jood Palace Hotel, formerly Taj Place Hotel, is an experience of sheer sophistication complemented by warm Arabian hospitality. Situated at the heart of Deira’s commercial and business district, the hotel boasts 147 tastefully designed rooms, 10 ambassador suits, 2 royal suites and 90 serviced residences. Jood Palace Hotel’s facilities include a luxurious selection of culinary venues, the Jood Spa, recreation and fitness facilities as well as conference and event spaces. The property opened its doors to welcome guests in July 2001.
About Jood Hospitality
Derived from the Arabic word for ‘generosity, Jood represents an iconic core value that symbolizes the Arabian way of life. Jood Hospitality represents the hospitality management arm of the Juma Al Majid Group and is reflective of the values of H.E. Mr. Juma Al Majid. The company aims to offer distinct value with ‘A New Dimension of Hospitality’. It currently manages the Jood Palace Hotel- Dubai.
About Juma Al Majid Group
UAE-based Juma Al Majid Group opened its doors to business in 1950. The conglomerate is involved in many distinct business disciplines such as automobile, heavy equipment, trading and manufacturing, contracting and services, FMCG, properties, investment, travel and hospitality.