JA Resorts joins Global Hotel Alliance
JA Resorts and Hotels, which runs the JA Manafaru resort in the Maldives, has joined Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), adding a collection of seven hotels and luxury resorts to GHA’s network of more than 35 independent brands and over 500 hotels.
Established as Dutco Hotels in 1981, JA Resorts and Hotels became an international hospitality brand in 2012. In addition to a unique collection of hotels in the United Arab Emirates, today the group manages the award-winning Maldives resort JA Manafaru and JA Enchanted Island Resort, a Seychelles luxury resort in the Sainte Anne National Marine Park. The portfolio also includes restaurants, event catering, gourmet dining cruises, a marina, golf course and other sporting facilities.
Chris Hartley, GHA’s CEO, is thrilled to welcome yet another unique brand to the alliance: “GHA and JA Resorts and Hotels both call Dubai home, so the GHA team have all got personal experience of the groups fabulous hotels and resorts, whether it’s for a night out on JBR at the heart of Dubai’s vibrant beach-front scene, or a weekend at the incredible JA Hatta Fort Hotel in the Hajar mountains just outside the city. They have a great reputation and a long history in this region, and bring more local flavour to GHA’s eclectic collection of truly independent brands; and thus more great choices for our 11-million DISCOVERY programme members.”
Anthony Ross, CEO of JA Resorts and Hotels added: “Creating memories for our guests is one of our brand’s core values, which fits perfectly with the DISCOVERY loyalty programme and its Local Experience awards, distinctive activities that capture an authentic taste of each destination. We are delighted to become part of this worldwide alliance and benefit from its huge global reach and advanced technology, helping us reach more customers in new markets.”
GHA is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands and operator of the award-winning, multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY. The alliance brings together more than 35 brands with over 500 hotels in 78 countries, and uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands.
In the Maldives, JA Resorts and Hotels runs the private island resort of JA Manafaru.
Accessible via a 75-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport or by a 45-minute domestic flight to Hanimaadhoo Airport followed by a 35-minute luxury speedboat transfer, JA Manafaru is a peaceful haven situated in the northernmost atoll of Haa Alif, where world-class service is delivered amidst dazzling turquoise waters, white sand beaches, distinct Maldivian architecture and lush vegetation.
A total of 83 villas and suites, each with their own private plunge pool are dotted throughout the spacious island.
Additionally, find island bliss with over eight spa treatment rooms at the award-winning Calm Spa, gourmet galore at one of seven restaurants and create lasting memories with water sports such as scuba diving, jet skiing and kayaking.