Dubai, Nov. 2, 2011: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the appointment of new directors for two of its Talise spas in Dubai.

Lindsay Madden-Nadeau is the newly appointed spa director of Talise Spa in Madinat Jumeirah. She joined Jumeirah in August 2011 from Raffles Dubai and brings with her a wealth of international experience following six years working in Bermuda with the Fairmont Southampton, inclusive of the pre-opening of the Willow Stream Spa as a therapist and trainer. In 2007, she moved to the United Arab Emirates as an assistant spa manager in charge of treatments for the pre-opening of Raffles Dubai. Madden-Nadeau was also involved in the pre-opening of Raffles Seychelles where she assisted with training, structure and set up. Her 14-year experience in hospitality reflects her passion for service and excellence. She studied at the Canadian Therapeutic College, where she obtained a full license in registered massage therapy. In this role, Madden-Nadeau will ensure that Talise Spa and Wellness facilities in Madinat Jumeirah are enjoyed by in-house guests and residents of Dubai alike.

Another Canadian national Paul Hawco recently joined Jumeirah Zabeel Saray as the spa director of Talise Ottoman Spa from the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver (Canada). Graduating with honours from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2000, Hawco started his career at New World Fitness Health and Wellness in Canada before joining Mount Pearl Chiropractic and Massage Clinic as an operator and massage therapist. Hawco has 16 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry complemented by his nine-year tenure with Fairmont Resorts primarily in Canada. He is also currently studying for his Executive Leadership Certificate with ECornell. In his role, he will lead the day-to-day operations of the spa and build on the considerable reputation of the Talise brand.

About Jumeirah Group

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. For more information, visit