James Erlacher will lead Jumeirah Group's expansion and development within the Americas.
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury international hotel management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the appointment of James Erlacher to the position of Senior Vice President Development – Americas for Jumeirah Group.
James will play a significant role in driving Jumeirah's expansion within the Americas region. To date, Jumeirah has two projects under development, the Jumeirah Botany Bay Resort in the US Virgin Islands and the Jumeirah Culu Culu Polo Resort, Argentina, in addition to managing Jumeirah Essex House in New York.
Prior to joining Jumeirah, James held senior development positions with several key companies in the USA and Canada, including Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, Tarragon Corporation, Marriott International, Inc. and Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
With more than twenty years of hotel, resort and luxury residential development experience, he has played a significant role in developing the full-service and luxury portfolios of various hospitality brands. Project experience includes ground-up development of hotel and residential products and strategic acquisitions of full-service and luxury assets.
His development activities are international in scope, with a primary focus on gateway cities and resort destinations throughout the Americas and Caribbean regions.
Paul Macpherson, Chief Development Officer for Jumeirah Group, said: "It is with great pleasure that I welcome James and his expertise to our increasingly global team. The Americas represent an important region for us and this appointment signifies an important step forward in Jumeirah Group's growth strategy."