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Hilton Sandton Welcomes New Hotel Manager
January 15, 2015
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hilton Sandton is pleased to announce its hotel manager, Gert Venter, who has been on the reins since the beginning of 2015.
"I've had the pleasure of working with Gert at a regional and property level while he was at Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa and I could not think of a better or more professional person to take up the position of hotel manager at Hilton Sandton. He is well attuned to the business of hospitality with a strong background in operations and large scale events. I can't wait to see the amazing things he will do with the hotel," said Jan van der Putten, vice president operations, Africa & Indian Ocean, Hilton Worldwide.
Venter steps into the role of Hilton Sandton's hotel manager after leading the team at Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa in South Africa. He is an accomplished hotelier who has worked with various global and local brands since 1993 when he entered the hospitality industry. His vast experience spans across the full spectrum of functions in hospitality which makes him well equipped to lead the team at Hilton Sandton.
"I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue growing within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands and Hilton Sandton is yet another layer I am adding to my professional career as a hotelier. I am looking forward to pushing limits and continuing to assert our hotel as a leading global brand through offering our guests the stage to make and tell their stories," said Venter.
The Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand in South Africa and Africa has won numerous awards including a prestigious World Travel Awards in 2014 for being the leading global brand in the continent. This is testament to the exceptional levels of service guests have come to expect from Hilton. Hilton Sandton, over and above contributing to these awards has had a tremendous contribution to the Johannesburg community through partnerships with various stakeholders that target youth empowerment in the country. Through these relationships and various activities, the hotel has shared the message of Travel With Purpose® and contributed immensely to the objective of impacting the lives of one million people by 2019.
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