CAPE TOWN - Sun International’s SunLux properties, The Table Bay has welcomed the appointment of Nico Myburgh as Hotel Manager.
Myburgh started his career in 1992 at a hotel group whilst completing his in service training in the human resources department of the hotel.
“I immediately took interest in the operational side and knew I had found my calling", says Myburgh.
Twenty five years later, he finds himself strategically located in the hotel industry, attributed to his “‘calling”.
His 16 years of extensive hotel experience will serve to influence his decision making and ensure his competence at The Table Bay group.
The Table Bay at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, commonly known as a tourist attraction, has Myburgh excited to be working at Cape Town’s “Best Address”.
Notably, Myburgh served a five-year tenure at Sun International’s The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City.
He expressed his excitement upon his return to the Cape and to embark on his new journey.
"There is something truly unique about this hotel which quite simply captures your heart and imagination, whether you work here or you’re a guest. The special energy that fills the hotel, the exceptionally passionate people who keep the cogs turning seamlessly and the graciousness of our guests is captivating. It is like the world comes to you; it is absolutely wonderful to meet so many different people from across the world on a daily basis. Of course, the exquisite location of The Table Bay is alluring as well,” smiles Myburgh, who is reveling at living in the Western Cape once again.
Myburgh had the pleasure of meeting influential guests and public figures to the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela; Pavarotti; the band members of Kings of Chaos; Tina Turner; Michael Buble and members of the Saudi Royalty to mention but a few.
“That is the thing about this industry. You are always on stage. You need to be prepared because you just never know who you are going to meet. It is incredibly exciting but it is also demanding. You have to be on your toes at all times otherwise it is easy to become overwhelmed. Many people that are attracted to this industry because of the excitement don’t realize this. To survive, or rather thrive, in this trade, you have to be collected and be prepared for almost anything and anyone”, he adds.
Myburgh relays a few measures in order to ensure the success of a hotel by sharing the passion for people with The Table Bay’s General Manager, Joanne Selby:
“You have to ensure your staff are well looked after in terms of training, career development and a positive working environment. A grounded, focused and passionate team ensures that your guests are well cared for. This translates into success for the hotel. From the concierge to the head chef, to the porter and housekeeper and even behind-the-scene role players, every contact impacts the guest experience. When you compare The Table Bay to other five star properties, it is clear that it’s our people that make the difference”.
His future plan include striving toward becoming a General Manager at one of Sun International’s full service properties, says Myburgh.
Until then, he is enjoying the challenges and immense rewards of being part of The Table Bay family.
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE