Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has appointed Jose Silva as its new chief executive officer.
Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. In his last role, he was regional vice-president overseeing France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal as well as general manager of the highly acclaimed Hotel George V in Paris.
As chief executive officer of Jumeirah, a spokesperson said, Silva will be responsible for its international expansion, continue to elevate the brand and its growing portfolio building on the “company’s extraordinary success over the years”.
Jose Silva, chief executive officer, Jumeirah, said: “I have always admired Jumeirah for its “dare to be different” culture and its forward-looking vision. I am honoured to have been appointed and fully committed to leading the business and the brand into its next level of growth. Jumeirah is one of Dubai’s most iconic brands and a symbol of the Emirate.”
His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai, chairman of Dubai Holding commented: “We are determined to continue developing Jumeirah into a globally recognised national champion; setting new industry benchmarks for world class service and quality.
“Mr Silva has had a distinguished career in hospitality with some of the world’s leading brands. I am confident his passion for designing unique guest experiences and driving innovation in the sector will build on Jumeirah’s strong growth, as we continue to enter new markets and open new hotels both at home and abroad.”