“That is a powerful message and if that is true we are rightly positioned, by that time we will be [firing] on all cylinders and ready for all these business people coming to town,” Queitsch concludes.
His persuasive powers have certainly set the scene and it is arguable that the opening of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai in quarter four will signal yet another new era for Dubai’s tourism industry.
With the backing of Emirates Group and the global distribution power of Marriott International, the potential is there to do for Business Bay what Atlantis did for Palm Jumeirah four years ago. And winning business from key cities worldwide would do wonders for Dubai’s reputation as a MICE destination, elevating it to an entirely new level.
If Queitsch can get the right sales team, who’s to doubt the hotel’s potential? Maybe this general manager will even be able to silence the naysayers, at least for the while.
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