Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The company was founded in 1997 with the aim to become a hospitality industry leader through establishing an excellent portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts. Building on this success, in 2004 Jumeirah Group became a member of Dubai Holding – a collection of leading Dubai-based businesses and projects – in line with a new phase of growth and development for the Group.
Travel and tourism is one of the worlds largest economic and employment sectors with consequently large impacts. Our current priority is to focus on the impact of our hotels and resorts, where we can have the greatest influence over creating positive outcomes. We are committed to investing in our local communities around the world and the tourism infrastructure. By creating unique employment and career opportunities, sourcing local products and services and helping build local supplier capacity, we aim to bring sustainable economic worth and empower our local communities.
We also remain committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and getting involved in broader community investment activities through establishing the Jumeirah Foundation (subject to Dubai Government approval). This charitable foundation will support a range of community welfare and educational programmes, led by our Colleagues of Exceptional Value. All guests staying at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts will also have an opportunity to contribute to it.
We have also focused on our carbon footprint and are looking at ways to measure the environmental impact of our operations. In this way, we can specify an increasingly ecological approach to the building of new hotels and resorts whenever we talk to owners and investors.