News for the Hospitality Executive
Europe's JJW Hotels & Resorts Join Forces
|LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2010 -- Los Angeles-based hotel
representation company K Hotels is proud to announce a joint venture
with the Austrian subsidiary of JJW Hotels & Resorts, a premier
collection of more than 60 hotels in Europe and the Middle East. In an
effort to provide hotel members the best service possible, as well as
an extended system of sales and marketing support K Hotels and JJW
Hotels & Resorts will join forces starting this spring.
This extraordinary partnership will expand K Hotels' presence in the European market under the moniker K Hotels Europe. Properties will benefit from brand-new services previously unavailable to K Hotels members made possible by the joint venture with JJW Hotels & Resorts, an exponential increase in overall sales and marketing expertise and a larger outreach. K Hotels will establish a sales office in Vienna and will augment European sales and operations personnel, thus creating new relationships and opportunities throughout Europe and the Middle East for member hotels.
"This new relationship between the two groups will prove fruitful for both companies to promote greater hotel relationships throughout the world," said the founder and chairman of JJW Hotels & Resorts, Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber. "K Hotels brings a wealth of experience in sales and marketing and is a highly interesting complement to the strategy for our unique properties in Europe and the Middle East."
"We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with JJW Hotels & Resorts, a wonderful and exclusive hospitality group," said Michael Palmer, CEO, K Hotels. "The creation of K Hotels Europe will really serve to increase K Hotels' worldwide presence, and we look forward to creating new relationships in Europe and the Middle East through JJW Hotels & Resorts."
"The new strategic partnership between JJW Hotels & Resorts and K Hotels creates a win-win situation for both partners and exciting new possibilities for the more than 110 hotels involved," stated Karim Jalloul, Owner's Representative and Managing Director of JJW Hotels & Resorts Austria and Eastern Europe. "With the exchange of our respective advantages in the European and the US market and our combined effort we are to create a strong and worldwide network with mutual benefits."
"Our overall strategy at K Hotels is to provide the best in hotel representation throughout the world and partnering with JJW Hotels & Resorts is a great step towards accomplishing this goal," said Lara Weiss, Managing Director, K Hotels. "By establishing this partnership, K Hotels will really be able to continue to bring the support and results we're known for to all of our members."
K Hotels boasts a collection of more than 50 member hotels in 16 countries around the globe, while JJW Hotels represents more than 60 throughout Europe and the Middle East. For more information on K Hotels, around the world locations and services, please visit http://www.k-hotels.com. To learn more about JJW Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://www.jjwhotels.com.
ABOUT K HOTELS
K Hotels represents a worldwide collection of independent hotels. K Hotels approaches each member (and traveler) with an exclusive relationship supported by professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm. Applying direct sales strategies, personalized marketing campaigns and customized services, K Hotels distinguishes itself from its competitors. With the mission of growing consumer awareness and strategically defining the independent hotels' position in each market around the world, K Hotels has succeeded in being a leader in its category, and providing unforgettable experiences for its members and travelers alike.
JJW Hotels & Resorts owns and manages 63 hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa from corporate offices in London, UK; Paris, France; the Algarve, Portugal; Vienna, Austria and Cairo, Egypt. The hospitality and leisure company is part of the MBI International & Partners global group of Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, a self-made businessman and philanthropist.
Included in the JJW Hotels & Resorts European portfolio are hotels such as the 5-star Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna, Threadneedles in the City of London, the Hotel Balzac in Paris and exclusive golf resorts in the Algarve such as the Penina Hotel and golf course, Dona Filipa Hotel, the famous San Lorenzo Golf Course and Pinheiros Altos private residential resort in Portugal with its 27-hole golf course.
The JJW Hotels & Resorts Middle East portfolio boasts exclusive destinations like the Amarante Pyramids, Amarante Garden Palms, Amarante Golf City, and Osiris and Isis Nile cruise ships.
Hotels & Resorts Group Acquires the De Vigny and Balzac Hotels in
Paris for $65 million / June 2004
|JJW Hotels & Resorts Acquires ANA Grand Hotel in Vienna; ANA Hotels Continues Sales and Marketing Services / Aug 2002|
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