The owners and team at Valley Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg welcomes Nelson Rodrigues as general manager.
Mr Rodrigues is a true hospitality professional, who started his first job in this vibrant trade as a waiter at the world-renowned Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, where he eventually earned his stripes as resident manager.
During the past 22 years, he has managed the Mount Grace Country Hotel in Magaliesburg, was part of the opening team at The Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg, worked for the City Lodge and Best Western group, and was general manager at the multi award-winning Bushmanskloof in the Cederberg.
Mr Rodgrigues said: “I have enjoyed every moment spent in this industry and was, in fact, planning to move to Africa with my family when the owners of Valley Lodge & Spa approached me to join the hotel.
“I’m thrilled to have joined Valley Lodge & Spa and already feel passionate about this luxury property that has successfully evolved over the years from being a country house establishment to becoming a luxury hotel and spa offering top-of-the-range accommodation, hospitality, conferencing and special events facilities, as well as a world-class spa.
“I am so proud to be involved in the South African tourism industry as we are very innovative and don’t just follow what is being done overseas. Being such a diverse country, we tend to adapt and improve ideas from around the globe to complement our unique country.”