Spier is proud to announce a partnership with a professional hospitality management company, PMR Hospitality Partners. Since December 2013, PMR have assumed responsibility for managing Spier’s leisure operations including the hotel, conferencing facilities and restaurants.
PMR is led by Tony Romer-Lee and Euan McGlashan, two hospitality veterans who have a combined 50 years of luxury, international experience running leading hotels and resorts. This included taking Cape Grace hotel from opening in 1995 to “Best Hotel in the World” with Condé Nast Traveler Magazine in 2000.
Spier has become a leading destination in the Cape, and is renowned for its responsible tourism approach. In 2011, Condé Nast Traveler World Saver Award recognised the Estate as the top international destination “Doing it All”, and the hotel was one of the first to be accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism SA.
PMR brings in a new general manager, Joep Schoof who most recently was the food and beverage manager of The Table Bay Hotel in the Cape Town Waterfront for four years. During his tenure, Mr Schoof was instrumental in leading service improvements and product innovation, including launching the new brasserie eating experience.
“PMR is a team that shares the same core values as Spier, and are therefore ideal partners for us,” said Andrew Milne, Spier chief executive officer. “We believe their expertise and experience will add tremendous value to our leisure offering, helping us to remain one of the leading destinations in the region.”