JA Ocean View Hotel Dubai acquires fifth star

JA Resorts & Hotels is following through on a strategic enhancement programme of properties in its portfolio

A superior sea view room at JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina.
A superior sea view room at JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai Marina.

JA Ocean View Hotel in Dubai Marina has officially been recognised as a five-star beach hotel by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

The news comes as JA Resorts & Hotels is following through on a strategic enhancement programme of properties in its portfolio.

JA Resorts & Hotels chief operating officer David Thomson said: “The decision to move from a successful four-star to adding a well-deserved fifth star, is strategic. This development creates synergy in our portfolio, as all our properties now enjoy the highest classification.”

“So far, the corporate enhancement strategy for our existing portfolio has made quite an impact,” he continued. “The changes we made at JA Manafaru in the Maldives resulted in a fantastic listing as one of the world’s 10 best resorts by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017. We’ve also completely renovated JA Hatta Fort Hotel to elevate it as a product, so that it now further reflects our brand promise of 'Heartfelt Hospitality and Casual Luxury'. Every enhancement strengthens the brand’s positioning. Our next focus will be JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, our flagship property and Dubai’s only true resort.”

Thomson made mention of the company’s enhancement strategy when he was included in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50 list. He oversaw the rebranding of JA Resorts & Hotels in 2012, the same year that JA Ocean View Hotel opened on The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence.

“The fifth star is great news,” said Yasser Mansour, cluster general manager of JA Ocean View Hotel and deluxe serviced hotel apartments JA Oasis Beach Tower. “Five-star status is an excellent accolade to take us through our five-year birthday celebrations. It’s a pleasure to manage this property and my team and I look forward to continuously welcoming many loyal guests, who have contributed over 3,000 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, in addition to new guests from across the globe.”

All the rooms and suites at JA Ocean View Hotel have private balconies and Arabian Gulf sea views. The hotel features six restaurants and bars, an infinity swimming pool, spa, salon, gym and a Speedflex fitness zone. Children enjoy access to a splash pool, kids’ club and a playground.

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