José Silva, General Manager of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris has been awarded Hotelier of The Year 2016 by luxury travel network, Virtuoso at the prestigious ‘Best of the Best Awards’. Silva was recognised for his unique abilities, which includes the procurement of exceptional industry talents such as Chefs Christian Le Squer (Le Cinq) and David Bizet (L’Orangerie), as well as Artistic Director, Jeff Leatham.
Silva was honoured to have been distinguished for his passion for the hotel industry and his pursuit of innovative and inimitable experiences for guests of theFour Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. The Best of the Best only nominate five candidates in each of the ten categories thereby representing the highest standards in the properties and hoteliers industry.
Silva maintains, “It’s all about surprising with innovation and impressing with execution…The essence of a general manager is to inspire the team and to successfully manage change."
With the opening of two new restaurants Le George and L’Orangerie as well as the achievement of a third Michelin star for Le Cinq, Silva is proud of his team and what they have accomplished in the last two years and promises more exciting ventures for the future saying, “Four SeasonsHotel George V has begun a new chapter of its history, with more to come."
Virtuoso is an international network of luxury travel agencies and the Best of the Best Awards recognises the industry’s top properties and hoteliers. Virtuoso is an invitation-only organisation which is made up of 390 agency members with over 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.