Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Aaron Kaupp as Regional Vice President of Jumeirah Group and General Manager of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, its latest iconic destination.
In his new role, Kaupp will oversee all aspects of the new lifestyle resort, which will include an avant-garde hotel, exclusive residences, a superyacht marina, and a wealth of unique dining and lifestyle experiences.
His appointment will be based on his extensive background in luxury hospitality and three years of experience with the group as Regional Vice President Nordics and General Manager Jumeirah Carlton Towers. During his tenure at the flagship London hotel in the heart of stylish Knightsbridge, following the largest refurbishment in the hotel’s 60-year history, he led the hotel’s successful re-opening and repositioning as an iconic landmark and beacon of modern classic luxury.
Taking place at the height of the pandemic, the 17-storey building has been completely remodeled to offer larger accommodation spaces, a new state-of-the-art The Peak health club and spa, and London’s largest naturally lit swimming pool, Al Mare – A Purpose Italian restaurant, iconic lobby bar and lounge, and a beautiful event facility filled with natural light overlooking Cadogan Gardens.
Kaupp is well-respected in the industry, having been repeatedly recognized for excellence in service delivery and expertise, and has received several prestigious accolades, including “Best General Manager of a Luxury Hotel/Resort Worldwide” at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards. He is also a member of the European Association of Hotel Managers.
“Jumeirah Group is delighted to welcome Aaron Kaupp as Regional Vice President and General Manager of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab. In his new role, he will lead the team to deliver truly exceptional service and impeccable operations that will mark the Group Entering a new era of luxury hospitality,” said Thomas B. Meier, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group. .
“With Aaron’s passion for hospitality, reputation for excellence and experience at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, he has set a new standard for hyper-personalized experiences at Jumeirah hotels that will push the boundaries of innovation at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab to create a unique And memorable moments for a new generation of guests and residents,” he added.
Perched atop a peninsula in the heart of Dubai’s most exclusive private beach, Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will complete the group’s ocean hotel trilogy, which includes the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the sail-inspired Burj Al Arab.
The new resort includes a futuristic superyacht-inspired hotel with 387 rooms and suites and four penthouse suites, as well as 99 private residences set in lush landscaped gardens. With panoramic views of the sparkling Arabian Sea from all hotel rooms, the statement destination will also include an 82-berth superyacht marina and signature culinary and leisure experiences.
Commenting on his new role, Kaupp added: “I am delighted to lead the team at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab and honored to be part of such an important new chapter for the group. This iconic destination not only This new era for Meiya Hotels & Resorts will further establish the brand globally. I look forward to embarking on this exciting journey and providing guests with truly memorable experiences.”
Kaupp joins Jumeirah Carlton Tower with extensive experience in senior leadership roles at top European luxury hotels, where he has been General Manager of Le Royal Monceau at Raffles Paris since 2016. Before that, he worked closely with Giorgio Armani at Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence, successfully opening and managing the Armani Hotel Milano. – trade arab news agency