Gerald Lawless receives lifetime achievement award

Jumeirah Group president & CEO honoured by Conde Nast Traveller Middle East

Jumeirah Group president and group CEO Gerald Lawless
Jumeirah Group president and group CEO Gerald Lawless

Jumeirah Group president and group CEO Gerald Lawless has received the Condé Nast Traveller Lifetime Achievement Award at the publication’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards Middle East ceremony.

Lawless has headed up the company since it was set up in 1997, ahead of the opening of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel that year and the Burj Al Arab hotel in 1999.

He was presented the award by Ali Akawi, managing director of publisher APP Group, and Rhea Saran, editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, at the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers' Choice Awards ceremony, held on November 12 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai

“Over the years, Condé Nast Traveller and Jumeirah have become synonymous with the finest in travel,” said Lawless.

“Therefore I am honoured to receive this prestigious award and dedicate it to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to my family, as well as to almost 15,000 Jumeirah colleagues.

“As the company expands to new destinations, we continue to build on the foundation of our three very special hallmarks, the essence of the Jumeirah culture, which helped us succeed in Dubai and captured hearts and minds of travellers from all over the world.”

Look out for an interview with Gerald Lawless on the 15th anniversary of opening of the Burj Al Arab, in the December issue of Hotelier Middle East.

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