Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Jannah Hotels and Resorts, the Bedouin-inspired collection of luxury hotels has turned to 8 beautiful cats, to help their employees unwind and increase productivity in its head office located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The CEO and founder of Jannah Hotels and Resorts, Nehme Imad Darwiche initiated the ‘office cat’ policy in 2015. Darwiche commented, “Studies reflect that nurturing pets in an office environment increases office communication and lowers the stress of its professionals significantly. We identify as a team that harbors a deep love of felines and consider our petsas a vital part of the Jannah family.”

Today, the company is home to eight furry companions that keep employees cheerful and soothed. Guests visiting the premises are often found marveling and playing with the friendly cats who are quick to warm up to all.

“In an industry like tourism and hospitality where long hours are common, having pets around helps everyone maintain a positive and motivated attitude. Whether our cats are dozing on our laps, lounging on a desk, or peeking at us from around our computers, their presence is accompanied with a healing effect,” added Darwiche.

Being one of the first companies in the region to introduce pets in office spaces, Jannah Hotels and Resorts encourages other companies to follow suit, creating a warmer and effective environment for its workforce.

About Jannah Hotels & Resorts

Jannah Hotels & Resorts was born and raised in the Liwa Desert of the United Arab Emirates. Founded on the spirit of the noble Bedouin hospitality and pioneered with an infrastructure that is innovative, creative and dynamic, it has blossomed into the hotel management company of choice.

Offering leading proprietary technology and evolutionary programs, the company offers intelligent and efficient hotel management services that are focused on ensuring properties managed under the Jannah Hotels & Resorts brand’s reach their operating potential in every aspect.

Properties in the portfolio also include Jannah Burj Al Sarab, Jannah Place Abu Dhabi, Jannah Marina Bay Suites, Jannah Place Dubai Marina and the newly opened Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah. Upcoming properties include Jannah Residences City Center Abu Dhabi, Jannah Creek Dubai and Jannah Ras Al Khor, Sharjah.