Jose gathers odd qualities: it is committed to results, has a broad vision of the different variables in the search for solutions, is objective, honest and above all an excellent companion work.
Being a General Manager and leading a team through rough circumstances is something that Jose Pinto is an expert on.
Working with Jose in Saudi Arabia was an unique lifetime experience. However, he managed to get his hotel to successes year after year despite the very difficult business environment and working conditions of the country.
He is a true school when it comes to standardizing and streamlining work processes, getting things done, and achieving targets no matter the situations.
Osvaldo V. Librizzi
Jose is an excellent hospitality professional, he has been working in different countries embracing a variety of business cultures in which he has performed at very high level.. He is an hotelier well prepared to face the challenges of the Hotel business due to his knowledge and leadership skills.
I have known José for many years and can recommend him as a very focused and result oriented manager. He has the ability to surround himself with talented professionals and has been able to train and develop a number of young managers for their future hospitality careers.
Jose is very approachable and likeable person. Customer service in Jeddah is always superb and Jose and his team use every opportunity to welcome their guests and make them feel home. Nothing seems to be hard for Jose. He listens very carefully and welcome ideas and feedback. He is very committed to his work and his team. Jose is very creative on finding solutions and looks at every opportunity to enhance the service and improve hotel appearance. His knowledge and experience are a great asset to Le Meridien Jeddah. Jose’s management style gives to Le Meridien a professional and feel home spirit.
José has an extensive worldwide experience as a Hotel GM, the excellent results in all the Hotels where he worked and works are his best recommendation. In addition of all the outstanding professional qualifications and experience, José is a wonderful human being, and this is also reflected in his management style; he knows naturally how to create an enjoyable work place as well as efficient.
Jose Pinto is a very seasoned Hotelier with a vast international experience. I had the pleasure to be his colleague in various countries working for the same company and during that time I have learned to respect him even more for his professionalism and his insights in the sector, especially his financial acumen. He is very genuine in his approach, kind as well as fair on the outset, a good leader and extremely guest-oriented. His attention for detail in F&B has always created the restaurants as a destination in the hotels he managed. I would be a honor to work with him should the occasion arise.
Margarida Faustino, MBA
Jose is an extremely experienced senior manager, with deep knowledge of hotel management in different parts of the world and particularly in the Middle East. Jose’s straightforward style, ethical values and multicultural leadership experience makes him an ideal manager for a worldwide renowned hotel brand in any part of the world.
Mashal Al Nafea
Mr. Pinto is a well-organized and oriented GM, I have been with him for the last 6 years and I learned a lot from him in hotel management and he knows his job well and has a great experience in pre-opening / resort. In addition, he has strong F&B & Finances, Engineering background and mutable skills with strong company knowledge in policies and brand standard.
He is a very detailed executive and always on top of the situation. I would highly recommend him for bigger roles and wish him all success in his future career and in his life.
I had the opportunity to work with Jose during my time in the UAE as well as a distant colleague now within Starwood.
Jose is a mentor, an operator, a full blooded GM with a sharp eye, kind heart and incredible knowledge of hospitality.