The global luxury hotel company has appointed Jose Silva as its new chief executive officer.
Silva brings more than 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, to the role. He will be responsible for Jumeirah's international expansion, as well as elevating the Dubai-based brand on a global scale.
In his most recent post, Silva served as regional vice president with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, overseeing France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal as well as general manager of the highly acclaimed Hotel George V in Paris. He is regarded by the industry as an innovative mind and a hotelier who is consistently redefining the new norm of luxury.
Among his recent accomplishments is the repositioning of the Hotel George V, consistently recognised as one of the best hotels in the world. Silva managed to take this iconic landmark hotel to even greater heights by introducing the first five-Michelin-star European Hotel including a complete reinvention of the Hotel’s architectural identity.
Commenting on the appointment, Silva 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.”
Jumeirah operates a portfolio of hotels and resorts, including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and currently manages 19 properties around the world, with 25 properties under development.