The Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island announces the appointment of Vince Leo as Chief Concierge
Published on: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, the five-star Forbes hotel located on Al Maryah Island, a business and lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi, announces the appointment of Vince Leo as Chief Concierge.
A familiar face to the busy concierge desk at the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Vince Leo is thrilled to have been named Chief Concierge.
“What I love about my job is meeting all of our guests and being able to help them have the best experience in Abu Dhabi,” says Vince. “I really appreciate the trust that our regular customers place in us. It’s funny, but they often only want to talk to one specific concierge at the front desk. They are ready to wait. He may be a high profile person, but they want to talk to me personally. This inspires me to do my best to help them.
Vince is very excited about his new role leading the team. “I always believe that this attitude comes first. Excellence is not a skill; it is an attitude. We never give up. Finding a solution is a must in everything we do, especially when we must live up to Four Seasons’ legendary reputation for service here in the world’s most dynamic city, Abu Dhabi.
A kaleidoscope of colors, Abu Dhabi has undeniably become one of the world’s great cultural hubs with a focus on celebrating its unique Emirati identity while celebrating the diversity of residents and international visitors who inhabit “The Land of the Gazelle”.
Located just minutes from the “Big Three”, as chief concierge Vince calls them, the next trip of a lifetime in the capital can take guests on a journey from past to present in just one day. Travelers are invited to discover the cultural highlights of Qasr al Hosn, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Qasr Al Hosn – The oldest monument in Abu Dhabi
No destination tells the story of Abu Dhabi better than Qasr Al Hosn. The center of power for the Al Nahyan family, everything grew around this structure dating back to the 1790s. Today, it is poetically juxtaposed with towering skyscrapers such as the Burj Mohammed bin Rashid, the tallest building in the capital.
For Leo, it’s the heart of the city. “We are only 15 minutes from Qasr Al Hosn but it celebrates the roots of Emirati identity. The cultural center is not only responsible for informing visitors of the importance of the building in the creation of Abu Modern Dhabi, but it has become a center for Emirati artisans to preserve their traditions and create new ones.It’s the first stop on your visit that instantly creates a connection with our city.”
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – The capital’s most iconic cultural monument
Developed by the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque celebrates the architectural styles of the Islamic world and blends influences from as far away as Andalusia and the Ottoman Empire.
In Leo’s words, “This should be on every visitor’s bucket list. The mosque is not only amazing for the precision of its architecture and the artistic details, but also for the fact that it brings together all cultures and religions under one roof. My favorite time to visit is at sunset so you can appreciate the transition from the bright white marble to the serenity of purples and golds.”
Louvre Abu Dhabi – The center of Middle Eastern art
The world’s first universal museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a beacon connecting the cultures of the world in the celebration of artistic expression. Built in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, the structure itself is a testament to the culture of the region. The crown jewel is undoubtedly the roof, which represents the diffusion of light through the date palms.
However, according to Chief Concierge Vince, the most impressive part is the gallery spaces. “Throughout the museum, it tells you the story of mankind from ancient to modern in one space. It’s an incredibly significant feat, especially in this part of the world. Best of all, it’s dynamic, with its coordination with Agence France-Muséums – 17 of France’s most renowned cultural institutions. This collaboration sees pieces regularly loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, creating captivating stories for our capital. As an art lover, I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
Vince’s genuine passion for exploration is sure to inspire guests on their next visit to Abu Dhabi.
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