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Jumeirah Group


Media release.
Published: 23-Aug-2017 01:34 pm
Publisher: Jumeirah Group

Kuwait, August 2017: 
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has appointed Savino Leone, as the new General Manager.

Savino Leone, a French national, joins the Jumeirah Group after his position as General Manager of InterContinental Osaka, in Japan. Prior to this, he worked as the General Manager of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park, Qatar, for four years where he led the pre-opening team.

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. 

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. 

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.

In his new role, Leone, who speaks fluent French, English, and Italian, will be responsible for running the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa which offers 316 rooms & suites, 79 residential suites, Royal Suite, 12 private luxurious villas, Talise Spa, and 7 unique restaurants.

The luxury resort is situated in the secluded area of Messilah along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport, and major attractions. 

About Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa:
The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa is ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and major attractions. The beachfront resort features 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 villas, six restaurants along with cafés and lounges, a 3 500 m2 ‘Talise Spa’, a 200-metres private beach, two swimming pools and a children’s play area. Additionally, extensive conference and banqueting facilities are available, including a showpiece 1 950 m2 Badriah ballroom.

About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living with properties in London and Dubai; the new lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme; and isme by Jumeirah™ an app based rewards programme in the UAE. Future openings include luxury hotels in China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman and the UAE.

For further information please contact:
Carol Roncoletta
Director of PR & Communications
Telephone number: +965 2226 9656 ext. 7171

Amna Al Jarery
Action Kuwait
Telephone number: +965 2491 561617

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