Kuwait-based Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa has appointed Savino Leone as general manager.
Leone, a French national, joins the Jumeirah Group from his previous role as general manager of InterContinental Osaka, in Japan.
He previously worked as the general manager of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park, for four years where he led the pre-opening team.
A group spokesperson said: “With a focus on exceeding guest expectations and instilling a culture of service excellence, Leone’s expertise of over 20 years in the luxury hospitality spans Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
“His passion for local knowledge and different cultures has helped him achieve recognition for supporting diversity and his empowering approach to leading, educating, inspiring, and engaging his team.”
Leone held the role of several senior management positions in InterContinental properties, such as resident manager of InterContinental Doha, executive assistant of food & beverage in Cairo, as well food & beverage manager in London and assistant food & beverage manager in Dubai.
In his new role, Leone, who speaks fluent French, English, and Italian, will be responsible for running the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa which has 316 rooms & suites, 79 residential suites, royal suite, villas, a spa and seven restaurants.