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Sara Abdel

General manager of Hotel dei Cavalieri and of The Square Milano hotel
Assumed office 2018

Sara Abdel (Giza, 16 September 1982) is the general manager of two hotels in the heart of Milan: the Hotel dei Cavalieri and The Square Milano hotel.

As far as higher-class hotels in Milan are concerned, she is the youngest female general manager

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Married to Simone Pintus since 2009, they have three children, two of whom are twins.

She’s born in Egypt by a mother of Greek origin and a father of Egyptian origin, but grows up and studies in Milan.

She embarks on her university career while working in the luxury hotels sector, and graduates in Tourism Sciences - culture and territory management - at the IULM University of Milan, with a dissertation about communication in the luxury segment.

With the experience gathered while working in the world chains Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (5-star luxury) and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts (5-star luxury), she develops solid skills in hotel management. In 2010 she decides to try her hand at opening a lower category facility, succeeding to maintain quality and luxury standards, with excellent results in terms of positioning.

Since 2014 she has been a speaker at several hotel management institutes in Milan.

In 2014 she is appointed Deputy Manager at the hotel Milano Scala and, in 2018, she is selected to head the historic structure located in Piazza Missori, the Hotel dei Cavalieri with 166 rooms (facility under renovation and expansion), and The Square Milano hotel with 126 rooms.

Awards and recognitions

On March 8, 2018, at the Urban Center, Sara Abdel receives from Andrea Jarach the Milanese of the Year award


She has successfully undertaken several sports activities.

She begins practicing athletics in 1994, achieving national successes in the Resistance speciality.

Sara Abdel in action during a beach volley match

Being a team play lover, in 1998 she starts dedicating herself to volleyball at a competitive level.

In 2012 she gives birth to her first daughter, and after that she takes on a new challenge as a beacher on the sand. Already in 2014, she achieves brilliant results at the BVAW (Beach volley around the World) in Palma de Mallorca, with her partner Federica Pardini.

In 2015 she becomes part of the Italian beach volleyball championship in Rome and, after her new pregnancy and the birth of her twins in May 2016, she is back on the sand already in August.

She is currently enrolled in the Lega Italiana Beach volley - the national Championship for sports clubs - with the MBA Sport Academy team.