Burj Al Arab won't drop room rates

17 May 2009

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts Chief Executive Gerald Lawless has said that unlike the rest of the group's properties, the Burj Al Arab will not offer discounted room rates to boost demand. Jumeirah's other hotels have dropped their prices, but Lawless said the luxury sector has been resilient to the crisis. He admitted that occupancy levels were down - although he would not give details - but said they were within expectations.

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