Breaking Travel News interview: Benjamin Ackhurst, hotel manager, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

breaking travel news interview benjamin ackhurst hotel manager mandarin oriental jumeira dubai

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Katie Jensen speaks to Benjamin Ackhurst, hotel manager at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, about recognition by the World Travel Awards

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, has been celebrating its recognition by voters at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Having opened just under two years ago, the top property has been honoured with the titles of World’s Leading Hotel Penthouse and Middle East’s Leading Luxury City Resort.

Speaking to Breaking Travel News about the trophies, Benjamin Ackhurst, hotel manager, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, said: “It has been a tough year for everybody, particularly in this industry, but we have pulled through and we are very privileged to have won these awards.

“We have been blessed with some great business over the past three months, and I think Mandarin Oriental in general has been very supportive.”

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai recently unveiled its palatial Royal Penthouse, a luxurious addition to its signature suites.

Taking exclusivity to new heights, the Royal Penthouse is secluded on the top floor of the luxurious beachfront resort.

A private lift whisks guests to their 850-square-metre haven with sweeping views over the Arabian Gulf.

This glamorous and lavishly appointed one-bedroom suite is complemented by a large, bright and generous living space with its very own chic bar area, dining room for entertaining up to 16 guests and full kitchen.


There is also a world-class sound system available throughout.

Guests will wake up to the endless blue vista of sea and sky from the spacious bedroom.

The king-sized bed is topped with 1300TC sateen linen by Ploh.

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