General manager, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Savino Leone

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi has welcomed Savino Leone as its new general manager.

Leone, an Italian national, joined the property on November 1 and will use his 25+ years of hospitality experience to lead the hotel, drive luxury service and quality standards, and develop teams.

He has held numerous positions in hospitality in countries such as Japan, Egypt, the UK, Dubai and France, and has been at the helm of several successful hotel openings.

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Well acquainted with the Jumeirah Group, Leone was originally appointed in 2017 as the general manager of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait. During his tenure at the property, the hotel retained its number one position in RGI and on TripAdvisor, and maintained an outstanding reputation. Under his leadership, the team achieved 11 awards in 2018.

“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,” Leone said. “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.”

Also commenting on the news was acting chief operating officer, Jumeirah Group, Fergus Stewart: “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.”