José Silva joined Jumeirah as Chief Executive Officer in March 2018. He has a wealth of experience with more than 35 years’ experience in the international luxury hospitality sector, including 27 years with Four Seasons. Silva is renowned for the repositioning of some of the best hotels in the world including the iconic Four Seasons George V Paris. As Regional Vice President, he successfully led the most prestigious portfolio of the Four Seasons Collection elevating both product and guest experiences to the highest level. Silva was awarded ‘Hotelier of the Year’ by Virtuoso, the leading luxury travel agencies network and, during his tenure, the Four Seasons George V was awarded 5 Michelin stars, still the most Michelin starred Palace in Europe and Americas.
As CEO, José is responsible for growing the group’s luxury portfolio through international expansion overseeing the next phase of dynamic growth whilst building on Jumeirah’s extraordinary success over the past two decades, driving the company to a new era in luxury. Born in Portugal, raised in Montreal up to 35-years old, José thinks global, always with a tactical and local approach.