Lifetime of the Year Award 2017


1st January, 1970

Lifetime of the Year Award 2017

Mr Gerald Lawless

EH Awards 2017 – Lifetime of the Year

Gerald Lawless started his career with Forte Hotels which culminated in him setting up and growing Forte’s operations in the Middle East.

After a 23-year career with Forte Hotels, he joined Jumeirah in 1997 and helped establish it as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world. Taking on the challenge of launching Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, after the successful introduction of Jumeirah Beach Hotel to an eager travelling public, Mr. Lawless went on to become President and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Jumeirah Group.

At the beginning of 2016, having served for 18 years at the helm of the Jumeirah Group, Mr. Lawless assumed a new leadership position responsible for tourism and hospitality in Dubai Holding, the Group’s parent company. He is also Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Counci

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The EHA has nominated Mr Gerald Lawless as the Lifetime Achievement Representative for 2017

Head of Tourism and Hospitality, Dubai Holding Chairman, World Travel and Tourism Council Chancellor, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

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