Mr Leenders will be joining the Amigo team on October 5th, replacing Mr Philippe Spagnol who has been with Amigo for two and a half years. Mr Leenders will be charge of the 173 bedroom hotel, which includes modern Italian restaurant BoCConi.
Dutch-born, Mr Leenders will be relocating from Rocco Forte Hotels’, Hotel Savoy in Florence where he was General Manager for four and a half years with great success.
Mr Leenders has a long standing history with the group, beginning with four years as Executive Assistant Manager at Brown’s Hotel, London, responsible for the daily operations. These years also included a number of assignments for the company, including the position of interim General Manager at Hotel Amigo, Brussels, and providing opening support at Verdura Resort, Sicily.
This was followed by a move to the London headquarters of Rocco Forte Hotels as Brand Support Director in late spring 2009.
Mr Leenders begun career in hospitality at Hyatt International in the food and beverage department, remaining in the company for five years in roles located in USA, Jordan and Germany.