Dubai-based hospitality firm JA Resorts & Hotels has announced the appointment of Anthony Ross as the company’s new chief executive.
Ross, an Australian hotelier and corporate strategist, joins JA Resorts & Hotels from Indonesian-based Aryaduta Hotel Group where he was chief executive.
He has more than 30 years’ industry leadership experience in the hospitality sector, spanning roles in multiple continents.
Previously the executive vice president for Preferred Hotels & Resorts, he oversaw 120 hotels in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Ross contributes an ownership approach and in-depth understanding of hotel operations, having been both a unit general manager alongside developing and operating his own luxury lodge in New Zealand.
He has managed independent hotels in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia, spending several years with Swire Hotels, where he was the group’s area general manager for China.
Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in business, catering and hotel management from Victoria University in Melbourne.
He said: “The team has done a great job in delivering ‘heartfelt hospitality’ and ‘casual luxury’ across our diverse portfolio from the gorgeous JA Manafaru in the Maldives, to our Dubai resorts and Bateaux Dubai.
“We aim to enhance how our guests experience both brand values, expand and deepen our reach and eventually bring heartfelt hospitality to new destinations in the region and beyond.”
Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, owned by the Dutco Group of Companies, is an international hospitality company with over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels.
JA Resorts & Hotels employs approaching 2,000 associates across an inspiring portfolio and is proud of its rich diversity of cultures and nationalities.
JA Resorts & Hotels’ award-winning portfolio includes the all-suite five-star JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel (considered the Middle East’s Leading Family Resort by World Travel Awards) within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort.
The five-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower – which took the title of Middle East’s Leading Serviced Apartments in 2017 – are both located along ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina.
JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio also includes the recently renovated JA Hatta Fort Hotel, a secluded getaway located in the mountainous area of Hatta.
The company also offers a floating prestige dining experience in the form of JA Bateaux Dubai on the Dubai Creek.
In addition to its UAE based properties, JA Resorts & Hotels extended their offering with two five-star tropical resorts in the Indian Ocean – JA Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles and JA Manafaru in the Maldives.
The former took the title of Seychelles’ Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards last year, while the latter was recognised by voters as offering the Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite.
For more information on JA Resorts & Hotels, please visit the official website.