The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg has appointed Oliver Richter as their new General Manager. Richter, who has been in the hospitality industry for more than 2 decades, will bring a fresh outlook to the hotel, especially with their current upgrades that is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
IOL Travel caught up with him to hear about his new role and his travels…
How does it feel being at the Peech Hotel? I have been here for 5 weeks now and it has been great. The team is amazing and I am looking forward to working with them.
There must be some challenges. Can you tell us about them? Every place has its own challenges and nuances. There definitely needs to be staff training so that they are properly equipped to handle international and corporate travellers.
Tell us about a day in your life? The first thing I do when I get in is greet the members of the team and find out if there are any issues that needs to be addressed. After a morning meeting, I interact with the guests.