Industry Update
Appointment12 November 2020

Savino Leone

Appointed General Manager
At Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Savino Leone

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.

Jumeirah Group

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London.
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