The Owners of Denis Island has announced the appointment of Werner du Preez as Resident Manager of Denis Private Island.
Mr. du Preez comes from a background of hotel management experience spanning over a period of 12 years with elevation to different managerial positions from Front Office Manager at The Beverly Hills Hotel; then as Rooms Division Manager at Suncoast Hotel and Towers (Acting General Manager in the absence of the General Manager) and eventually Deputy General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Mr. du Preez is known for his ability to plan ahead, having innovative skills, being a strong leader with experience in staff management and maximising their potential towards quality standard of service. He is a confident public relations and customer services professional with extensive experience in Front Office and Rooms Division Departments. Mr. du Preez considers the basis to a growth is consistent review of daily sales record supported by strategic recommendations whilst building a rapport with return guests, clients and suppliers. In addition, he is well grounded and has gained valuable experience in the Food and Beverage and Spa operations.
In terms of academic and professional qualifications; Mr. du Preez attended UNISA and studied BCom Financial Management; obtained a Management Diploma at the International Hotel School with In-Service Training at Royal Hotel – Durban, City Centre; Emakhosini Boutique Hotel – Durban, Morningside; Riverside Hotel, - Durban North and at Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks. He also attended the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria-Tsogo Sun Company specific Manager of Function- Diploma 2)(Management Specific)
As Resident Manager Mr. du Preez will be responsible for the management and operation of the Hotel of Denis Private Island. He will be based full time on the island.