Seasoned hospitality veteran brings more than 25 years of luxury industry experience
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi’s luxury beachfront hotel and long-term proud member of the Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts portfolio, is pleased to announce the appointment of Savino Leone as General Manager at the prestigious hotel.
Joining the hotel as of the 1st November 2020 with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, Savino has an extensive international career, having held previous roles spanning the globe in countries including Japan, Egypt, the UK, Dubai and France. Savino has been at the helm of several successful hotel openings and with a passion for food & beverage, he is committed to driving luxury service, quality standards and developing teams.
Under Jumeirah Group’s committed management for years to come, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is Jumeirah’s flagship property in Abu Dhabi and sits majestically on the island’s prime beach, providing a backdrop of refined island life and quiet understated luxury. Under his leadership, Savino aims to maintain and exceed its leading reputation as a luxury hotel in the region.
Savino has more than three years’ experience in leading luxury Jumeirah Group hotels, having originally been appointed in 2017 as the General Manager of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait. During his tenure at the property, the hotel retained the number one position in RGI and TripAdvisor, as well as maintaining an outstanding reputation in the market. Under his leadership, the team at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa achieved eleven awards in 2018, including accolades from the World Travel Awards Middle East, Haute Grandeur and Business Traveller Middle East.
An Italian national, with dual French citizenship, Savino speaks fluent English, French and Italian and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Hotel School Lesdiguieres in France.
Speaking of his appointment, Savino commented, “It is a privilege to be joining the incredible team at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, a hotel that has become synonymous with leading luxury hospitality throughout the region. I am delighted to be continuing my journey with Jumeirah Group at this breath-taking hotel, and I look forward to welcoming guests to this unique destination.”
Fergus Stewart, Acting Chief Operating Officer at Jumeirah Group also commented “On behalf of Jumeirah Group, we are thrilled to welcome Savino Leone as the General Manager for Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort. An experienced hotelier with a proven track record of success within the organisation, we look forward to seeing his strong leadership skills in action to help continue to position the hotel as one of the best luxury hospitality experiences in Abu Dhabi and the region.”
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a world-class 6,500+-key portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East (including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah) Europe and Asia, with more properties currently under construction around the globe.
The health and safety of guests and colleagues is Jumeirah Group’s utmost priority. It has implemented a series of protective measures across all of its hotels, while strictly adhering to each market’s respective Government directives. Demonstrating Jumeirah’s commitment to operating its hotels to the highest global standards, eight of its hotels were recently awarded the Bureau Veritas Safeguard Label, with Jumeirah Al Naseem being the first hotel in the world to receive the prestigious certification. The Group is working closely with Bureau Veritas to certify its wider portfolio.
About Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort:
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort sits majestically on the island’s prime beach, providing a backdrop of refined island life and quiet understated luxury. Our seven dining destinations, 2,700 square metre spa, 15 treatment rooms, three outdoor pools, kids’ pool and the UAE’s first Bodyism Wellness Centre offer thoughtfully personalised service to make every moment special. The modern, light rooms feature expansive sea views, which can be enjoyed in panoramic suites through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The resort’s stunning two-storey private villas with their own secluded pools provide a truly intimate experience.