Main Image: Fairfield’s Quatermain Hotel Entrance (Sandton Business and Conferencing Hotel, with a focus on leisure on the weekends).Since its inception in 2007, Lukas van der Westhuizen has held the portfolio of Faircity Hotels and Apartments Business Development Director.
It’s a role in which he has excelled, contributing to new acquisitions, research, feasibility, management agreements, take-overs and integrating cultures.
Gustav Holtzhausen, Director and Co-founder of Faircity says: ‘Lukas was one of the founders of Faircity and has been exposed to every facet of the business. It is therefore with a great amount of pride that we are happy to announce his promotion to Managing Director. His friendly and approachable demeanor, blended with his strong commercial understanding and love for the industry made him the ideal candidate for the position.’
Van der Westhuizen’s pedigree is indeed enviable and he is well known for his ability to balance people and task-orientation. He also understands what Faircity wants to achieve going forward and his drive and energy is a massive asset to Faircity as a whole. His role will be to ensure the ongoing ethos and culture of ‘Service by Design’ that has become synonymous within the organization. He will also be tasked with growing the management and property ownership side of the business based on 3, 4 and 5-star space as well as securing the funding to enable this growth to occur.
It’s not unfamiliar territory to a man who has already succeeded in masterminding not only Faircity products and services in the past, but who has also been instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the business, establishing himself as a well-respected thought leader.
With Lukas van der Westhuizen at the helm, exciting times are sure to lie ahead for Faircity Hotels and Apartments.
For more information visit www.faircity.co.za