Thomson described the hotel as complete, but confirmed that JAIH would be investing another US$ 20 million plus in the building to effect architectural upgrades
Regional GM Thomson is highly confident in the success of the JAIH formula for the new JBR hotel; he is expecting average occupancies of around 80 per cent all
's regional general manager David Thomson said although the hotel is complete, JAIH
would be investing more than $20m in architectural upgrades and fit-out.
is embarking on an ambitious overseas expansion plan and Wallace is the man credited with a host of new signings - with more expected.
The global growth is also expected to be the catalyst for a potential rebrand of JAIH
, although Wallace is remaining quiet on the matter for the moment.
This is Wallace's cue, having come on board to drive the overseas expansion of JAIH.
Another story for another day is we're looking at what brand we want to take forward as we expand outside Dubai, but for the time being we're going to retain JAIH, probably for only a few months I'd imagine.
regional general manager David Thomson told Hotelier Middle East yesterday: "We are delighted to announce that really the first acquisition for the company since we originally opened [Jebel Ali Hotel] 30 years ago is a property which is about half a kilometre from [Oasis Beach Tower] on the JBR next to Amwaj Rotana.
David Thompson, regional general manager at JAIH
, said the flexibility of the software allowed for the satisfaction of even the most discerning guests.