Jumeirah Group has appointed Nicholas Clayton as chief operating officer, succeeding Guy Crawford who is retiring.
Clayton joins Jumeirah from the Viceroy Hotel Group where he was president and later CEO. In that role he led a team of 3,500 colleagues in 15 properties to deliver the highest standards of excellence.
Prior to that, Clayton spent 14 years with Ritz-Carlton in its overseas businesses before joining Mandarin Oriental in 2001 as senior vice-president operations based in Hong Kong.
Crawford steps down from the role of chief operating officer in June, after 10 years with the company.