Du Plessis succeeds Bornman at Cape RoyaleJune 26th, 2012 by Andrew Moth | Categories: hotels, industry, people, tourism
The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa in Cape Town has appointed Johann du Plessis as MD to succeed Boris Bornman, who is moving to the Sheraton Abuja Starwood Hotel in Nigeria.
Du Plessis was previously MD of Legend Lodges, Hotels and Resorts and has also worked for Sun International.
Bornman described Du Plessis as an exceptional general manager. “I managed Johann directly for three years and can honestly say that he is well ahead of the pack. He is exceptionally innovative in all management disciplines and his ability to build team spirit and to motivate staff is second to none
“A highly intelligent individual, who sees the ‘big picture’ and constantly focuses on achieving balance with regards to the performance requirements of the three pillars essential to run a business successfully – Owners/Shareholders, Guests and Staff – Johann is highly regarded in the industry and has a superb track record.”
He predicted that Du Plessis would take the Cape Royale to new heights. “The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa is undoubtedly one of the leading hotels in South Africa. Not only is the hotel achieving the highest occupancy in Cape Town on a consistent basis, running at an average of 85% for the past eight months, but it is well known for its world-class service delivery and facilities,” Bornman said.
Du Plessis says he is looking forward to working with an experienced team and the opportunity to enhance it by bringing some “wow” factors to the table and ensuring a superb experience economy for both guests and shareholders.”
Thanking Bornman for his contribution, Paschal Phelan the chairman/owner of Cape Royale, said that he would be “a very hard act to follow.”