José Silva of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris Named Virtuoso "Best of the Best" Hotelier of the Year 2016
Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, has announced the winners for its prestigious 2016 Best of the Best Awards, which recognise the industry’s top properties and hoteliers. The Best of the Best represent the highest standard in their given category with only five nominees considered in each. José Silva, Regional Vice President and General Manager has been awarded the Best of the Best Hotelier of the Year 2016.
Silva was honoured to receive this prestigious award, which recognises his passion for designing the future of the hotel industry, as well as seeking innovative and unique experiences for
Silva comments: “It’s all about surprising with innovation and impressing with execution. I believe my job is to enable these artists do what they do best, to assist them in reaching the next level. The essence of a general manager is to inspire the team and to successfully manage change. I could not be more proud of the work that we as a team have accomplished together over the past two years with opening two new restaurants, Le George and L’Orangerie, offering two distinctive culinary experiences as well as receiving our third Michelin star for Le Cinq. We have also reinvented our public areas and renovated our Hotel’s finest suites like private Parisian apartments.
Virtuoso is the leading international travel agency network specialising in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organisation comprises 390 agency members with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than USD 15.5 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.