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30756 03 Oct 2020

Students of HTMI Switzerland Dubai Visits The Manor by JA

The Manor by JA hosted a group of keen hospitality students

Dubai, 1st October 2020 – New-to-market hotel -The Manor by JA in Al Furjan, Jebel Ali area, recently hosted a group of keen hospitality students for a day of knowledge sharing and insight into Emirati hospitality

HTMI Switzerland Dubai, a pioneering Swiss hospitality school offers Swiss qualifications to its graduates, with certificate and diploma programs in international hotel and tourism management and culinary arts. It prepares its students for management careers in the global hospitality industry through education, workshops and training programs. Located in Studio One hotel, the campus enables students to experience real-life hotel environment by learning and staying in the hotel for their study duration and also visiting other properties for extra insight. Representing Emirati hospitality at its core, The Manor by JA is a brand-new Emirati owned and run property located near Jebel Ali, JAFZA business district, Al Maktoum airport and the hub of Dubai South.

After a tour of the property and a presentation from Emirati Managing Partner Mohammed Hanif Hassan Al Qassim and Emirati General Manager Murad Ahmed, students were introduced to the unique selling points of the company including the well-connected location, sleek and comfortable interiors in contemporary design. The contemporary and stylish hotel is also minutes from a nearby metro station, Dubai Production City, Festival Plaza shopping mall, IKEA, Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Marina Mall. Each bedroom is equipped with a comfortable King size bed or Twin beds, practical seating area, futuristic coffee station and a sleek industrial bathroom. Room categories include 28 square metre layouts and a 180 square metre suite on the first floor. The modern and stylish hotel has its own Emirati coffee shop Yalsah where guests can enjoy unlimited free coffee as they work in the modern lobby area, complimentary WIFI, a fully equipped gym and a relaxing rooftop pool.

The official representatives of HTMI commented that ‘As the first site visit of the semester, our students were intrigued by the experience! True hospitality with lifelong takeaways, especially focused on being yourself and treating guests as if they were visiting your own home’.

Managing Partner Mohammed Hanif Hassan Al Qassim also commented:

‘We were thrilled to welcome this bright group of students, and proud to have shared our experience with the future leaders of the hospitality sector. The hospitality industry is one of Dubai’s key economic pillars and we believe institutions like HTMi are vital for its prosperity.’

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About JA Resorts & Hotels

A legacy UAE brand, JA Resorts & Hotels was born in 1981 and has a widely recognised reputation for excellence, in the management and operation of award-winning resorts and hotels. Taking its name from the original Jebel Ali (JA) Beach hotel, JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio now features 9 distinct properties across the UAE and Indian Ocean, each dedicated to curating unique experiences and creating unforgettable memories. Tropical escapes include JA Manafaru, the idyllic luxury island resort in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives and JA Enchanted Island Resort, an ultra-luxurious hideaway of 10 exquisite villas on a private island, in the middle of the protected Saint Anne Marine Park. Within the UAE, guests can choose from the five-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, both located along ‘The Walk’ in Jumeirah Beach Residence.  Other attractive options include the acclaimed JA The Resort - Dubai’s largest experience resort, with 1 million square metres of thrilling activities and 3 unique hotels offering 795 suites and rooms between them– the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lakeview Hotel, a stunning new Golf Course adjacent property opened in September 2019. The JA Hatta Fort Hotel is Dubai’s only mountain resort, a secluded getaway amidst the stunning Hajar Mountains landscape. The Manor by JA is the latest addition to the portfolio, a 247 key corporate hotel located in Al Furjan, Dubai, opened in January 2020. JA Resorts & Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries. For more information please visit;