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New Management for Garden Court Durban

Tsogo Sun has announced new appointments at Garden Court Marine Parade and Garden Court South Beach.

John Aritho - General Manager at Garden Court Marine Parade
John Aritho – General Manager at Garden Court Marine Parade
John Aritho, former General Manager – Southern Sun Maharani, has been newly appointed as the General Manager at Garden Court Marine Parade and will lead the hotel’s exciting R107 million refurbishment project.

Wayne Smith, former General Manager – Garden Court Blackrock, will take up a new challenge as General Manager – Garden Court South Beach.

“On behalf of Tsogo Sun, we congratulate both colleagues on their latest career move. We are extremely confident in their leadership skills and look forward to exciting developments,” said Mike Jackson, Operations Director –Tsogo Sun KZN Hotels.

“I am very excited to join this wonderful Hotel that has great potential in being one of the best beach front Hotels in KZN. The work on the new 350 seater Conference Center and revamping of the 350 rooms will make it a prime destination both for business and leisure travellers,” said Kenyan-born John Aritho. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and skill. He is also a qualified chef who has worked with the Tsogo Sun hotel group for 19 years. Before joining Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, he worked and opened hotels in Mozambique, Seychelles, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania and Dubai.

Wayne Smith - General Manager - Garden Court South Beach.
Wayne Smith – General Manager – Garden Court South Beach.
With a career spanning more than 15 years, Wayne Smith, began his journey at Drakensberg Sun Resort, “I am really excited about the opportunity to head one of the most recognisable and highly frequented hotels on the beach front,” said Smith.

Garden Court Marine Parade and South Beach are ideally positioned on the beautiful Golden Mile beachfront. Business travellers, families, holidaymakers, honeymooners and all other visitors alike can enjoy a blend of comfort, high quality service and luxurious facilities along with excellent value accommodation.

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About Tsogo Sun
Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, and Seychelles.

The company’s hospitality interests offer a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded Deluxe Hotels and well known trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and SUN1 hotels.

The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group’s flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp. Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the Jewel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

Tsogo Sun (“TSH”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (“HCI”), a JSE listed investment holding company, and SABMiller PLC (“SABM”), and the London listed brewing company. The remaining shareholding is held by various financial institutions and the general public.

SunCares is Tsogo Sun’s sustainability in tourism plan, which consists of three pillars through which Tsogo Sun aims to be a catalyst for change. These pillars are the company’s CSI programme, encompassing the SunCares Sports, Arts and Education Academies; the entrepreneurial development programme delivered primarily through Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse; and the environmental management programme. Through these programmes, Tsogo Sun is able to leverage its considerable resources, experiences, and geographic spread within the hospitality, gaming and entertainment industry to provide the foundation for initiatives that have a lasting impact.

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