A woman’s rise from receptionist to General Manager in SA’s largest hotel group

February 7th, 2020|0 Comments

October 2019: In 2002, Bridgette Ngono was one of the first faces that guests would see at the newly opened Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, when she took up a post as a receptionist. Today, Ngono is the face behind the operations at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, where she was appointed as general manager this year. Ngono leads a team of 81 associates, and her responsibilities [...]

A decade of excellence: Rising from debtors’ clerk to general manager

February 7th, 2020|0 Comments

October 2019: Hard work, passion and energy are the ingredients that have taken Thuthukile Moloto from her position as debtors’ clerk to the general manager of the newly opened, 205-roomed Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge, in only 10 years. The hotel was rebranded in July and employs 150 associates on various levels. Born in KwaMashu, north of Durban, Thuthukile was raised by her late [...]

February 7th, 2020|0 Comments

PROTEA HOTEL BY MARRIOTT KRUGER GATE – REIMAGINED AND REVITALIZED Making the most of its perfect location in the Greater Kruger Conservancy, right at the Paul Kruger Gate and on the banks of the iconic Sabie River, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate has revealed a complete rebuild and upgrade of its amenities following an investment of R 100 Million. Beloved by generations of South Africans, and on [...]

Transforming Tembisa children’s lives through bed sheets

January 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

January 2020: Piles of sheets have been transformed into a bright start to the new school year for 1,000 learners at Khayalami Primary School in Tembisa, Midrand, under the Sheets for Shirts project. Previously rolled out in the Western Cape, the initiative will now have a national footprint by transforming the lives of children in Johannesburg. The school uniform shirts are made from high quality sheets sourced from eight [...]

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott opens in Durban Edgy and innovative hotel brand comes to uMhlanga Ridge

July 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott opens in Durban Edgy and innovative hotel brand comes to uMhlanga Ridge Cape Town, 17 July 2019: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opened this month, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa. A highly anticipated addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio, it joins Fire & [...]