International hospitality group, JA Resorts & Hotels celebrates the achievement of Spanish professional golfer, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who the hospitality group signed a sponsorship deal with earlier this year. The 31 year old golfer continues to successfully rise in the rankings and is currently 27th in the Official World Golf Rankings and 3rd in Europe following his tremendous 3rd place finish in the World Golf Championships- Dell Match Play at the end of March. He is also *3rd in the World Points List for Ryder Cup and the qualification for the team will be decided towards end of August.
The golfer has a close association with both Dubai and JA Resorts & Hotels. He signed his agreement with JA stating, “The biggest win of my career was at the 2012 Dubai Desert Classic and I was runner up at the event this year. I have an extremely fond attachment to both the city and JA Resorts & Hotels as the tournament’s official co-sponsor. I’m honoured to be part of the JA family and excited to build my collaboration with the brand.”
JA Resorts & Hotels, flagship property - JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort has a long-standing relationship with the game, as home to one of the city’s most renowned golf courses. The three-time winner of the World Travel Awards ‘Resort Course in the Middle East’ and ‘Best 9-hole Golf Course’ Award, the Resort has also hosted the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort Challenge Match in previous years, which played the role of curtain raiser to the Dubai Desert Classic. Many global golfing stars have played the course including Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomerie, Sir Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Mark O’Meara, Greg Norman, and Lee Westwood.
JA Resorts & Hotels have also sponsored the Dubai Desert Classic as ‘Official Hotel and Caterer’ for over 12 years, demonstrating the groups commitment to supporting the Emirate’s growth and development as a golfing hub.
JA Resorts & Hotels COO, David Thomson, sees the group’s golf partnerships as natural synergy. “We are extremely pleased to begin our collaboration with Rafa, he is a very a gifted sportsman with huge potential. His dedication and enthusiasm for the sport match our own excitement, we aim to foster new brand relationships and associations with communities across the globe through our sponsorship of Rafa; we look forward to a prosperous association ahead.