Darryn Pypers grew up in Cape Town where he also completed his schooling so, Cape Town is deeply etched in his heart and is part of who he is.
It’s been a while since he last lived in the Cape, having studied at the International Hotel School in Cape Town before taking his first job at Protea Hotel Durbanville.
More recently, he has been at another of Sun International’s SunLux hotels, The Palace at Sun City. He was the Hotel Duty Manager there for three years. His passion for people, attention to detail, and his no-fuss way of solving problems, even under pressure, earned him favour amongst the hotel’s high profile guests, so much so that he received a letter of commendation from The South African Presidency.
“My journey with Sun International so far has been an exciting roller coaster ride of learning, growing and of course great fun. Being based at one of the most prestigious hotels in Africa and working with different people from all over the world, was quite a big step in my career.
I was responsible of taking care of guests’ every need which could be challenging at times. However, these challenges meant only positive things for me as a person and for my career. I found it rewarding to interact with and meet new people, to network, find solutions, create experiences, and be an ambassador
for the hotel."
Back in the Cape, working at what is deemed Cape Town’s Best Address, Pypers says he is ecstatic and anxious at the same time.