Founder & Co-Owner
Leon Avigad is the founder and CEO of Leopard Hospitality, a company which specializes in conceptualizing, creating and operating boutique hotels, and the founder and co-owner of Brown Hotels, a Mediterranean boutique hotel collection.
After working for many years in the hotel industry, from bellhop to senior management, Leon founded Leopard in 2003 out of the desire to introduce cutting edge boutique hospitality to the city of Tel Aviv. After several years of consulting and development of several projects in and outside Israel, Leopard launched its first self-owned boutique hotel in Tel Aviv, the iconic and world-renowned Brown TLV Urban Hotel. Since then, the Brown has been turning into a collection of contemporary, cutting edge boutique hotels.
Leon brings a unique combination of vast hotel operational experience alongside lifestyle expertise, design skills, entrepreneurial characteristics and an unrivaled passion. He has demonstrated a gift for anticipating the desires of his native Tel Aviv by injecting the seaside cultural capital with a dose of stylish and hip hospitality. Leon earned a BA in International Relations at the Hebrew University and an Executive MBA. He complimented his training at the likes of St Moritz's iconic Badrutt’s Palace and the London Ritz, while serving at senior management positions at Israel’s Dan Hotels. A natural trend-spotter, Avigad never stops thinking about what's around the next corner.
BROWN HOTELS is a Tel Aviv based design hotel brand, with over 50 hotels located ib various locations in Israel, Germany, Croatia, Cyprus and all across Greece. All Brown properties are rooted in a devotion to service, design, innovation, style and authenticity. Brown Hotels have been recommended by the world's leading international lifestyle, design and travel publications such as Vogue, Times, wallpaper, Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic, NY Times and more.