JUMEIRAH ENTERS SOUTH AMERICA WITH MANAGEMENT OF LUXURY POLO RESORT IN ARGENTINA
Jumeirah Group appointed by Culu Culu Lifestyle S.A. to manage the Jumeirah Culu Culu
Polo Lifestyle Resort, the world’s first specialised multi-field Polo and Equestrian estate incorporating a luxury resort.
Dubai, June 10th 2008 – Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury international
hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed
to manage a luxury lifestyle resort dedicated to polo and equestrian sports, located in Argentina.
This was announced at a signing ceremony held in New York on June 2nd 2008 attended by Gerald Lawless,
Executive Chairman of the Jumeirah Group and Al Alletzhauser, Founder of Culu Culu Lifestyle Resort.
The Jumeirah Culu Culu Polo Lifestyle Resort will be located in Lobos, a 30 minute ride from
Argentina’s Ezeiza International Airport and just one hour away from the lively capital of Buenos Aires.
Guests of the world class luxury resort will have access to eight polo fields, incorporating
two championship polo fields and a spa and fitness centre. The construction of this luxurious
polo community is due to be completed by 2010. The second phase of the development will
also encompass an 18-hole golf course and an additional 400 privately owned villas.
Jumeirah will manage the five-star hotel of 252 rooms, including 90 suites in a
central building and the remainder in one to four bedroom villas. Facilities will include
four restaurants and bars, Jumeirah’s signature Talise Spa, a health club, swimming
pools and tennis courts. The resort will also include 220 Jumeirah Living serviced privately-owned villas.
Phase One now selling; Contact us for availability and prices.
The Hotel 4BR Villas will be arguably the most luxurious contemporary villas to have
been designed in Argentina and will be launched in August 2008 whilst phase one of the
220 Polo Villas that are situated around centrefield are now offered for sale starting at around
USD1.5mn. Full property management and concierge services is handled by Jumeirah
Living who currently professionally manage some of Dubai’s most luxurious property.
This management agreement with Culu Culu Lifestyle S.A. marks Jumeirah’s entry
into South America and a key addition to Jumeirah’s rapidly growing portfolio of luxury hotels
and resorts, with Jumeirah hotels and resorts currently under development in Phuket,
Shanghai, Bermuda, Mallorca, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Aqaba and Doha.
"Our exciting polo resort lies on 1 kilometer of an untouched lake and bird sanctuary.
Polo playing, equestrian activities and bird watching facilities enable families to go back
to nature whilst dynamic Buenos Aires is only an hour away.
" Said, Al Alletzhauser, Founder of Culu Culu Lifestyle Resort. Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of the Jumeirah Group,
“Argentina is being rediscovered as a fantastic destination by
tourists and investors alike. Our first hotel in Latin America will be a showcase
of Argentinean and South American culture, as well as paying homage to
the equestrian lifestyle. We are very excited to bring the world-renowned
Jumeirah promise to STAY DIFFERENTTM to this part of the world.”
Notes to Editors:
Jumeirah properties are regarded as among the
most luxurious and innovative in the world and have
won numerous international travel and tourism
The Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management
group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab,
the world’s most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat
Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah
Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah
Essex House on Central Park South in New York.
The Group’s activities are, however, not restricted to hotel and
resort management. The Jumeirah Group portfolio also includes
Wild Wadi, regarded as one of the premier water parks outside of North America;
The Emirates Academy, the region’s only third-level academic institution
specializing in the hospitality and tourism sectors;
The Taste Department, the company’s dedicated restaurant division;
global spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Living, the Group’s luxury brand
of serviced residences offering effortless living in luxurious
surroundings; and Jumeirah Retail, with its fourteen stores
and dedicated luxury retail website www.jumeirahcollection.com.
Building on this success, Jumeirah Group became a member
of Dubai Holding in 2004, a collection
of leading Dubai based businesses and projects, in a step that aims
to initiate a new phase of growth and development for the group.
Jumeirah has extensive expansion plans to grow its portfolio of
luxury hotels and resorts into key gateway or letterhead cities
and aspirational resort destinations worldwide.
the Group has several luxury five-star properties under development,
including five in Dubai and others in Abu Dhabi, Aqaba, Doha, Phuket,
Mallorca and London, among others. The Group is eagerly anticipating
the grand opening of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in late 2008,
Jumeirah’s first hotel in China and flagship property in the Asia Pacific region.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Anne Bleeker – Director of Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 3647970
Fax: +971 4 3016655
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com