Providence Hospitality shareholders appoint Neil Hughes as Managing Director

07 October, 2020

Innovative hospitality management company, Providence Hospitality, has appointed Neil Hughes into the role of Managing Director. The new appointment marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the rapidly expanding independent hospitality management company.

Neil brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the company and has a proven track record of managing dynamic teams and processes within the sector. Neil has previously held both operational and executive level positions within local and international hotel management, including consulting companies. This appointment will bring needed experience to the growing Providence Hospitality portfolio in South Africa and the UK.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Neil as our Managing Director. Neil has been an integral part of the Providence team for the past 18 months in his role as Head of Business Development and has assisted us greatly in charting a stronger and more strategic course going forward. He will be responsible for the performance and growth of all current assets within South Africa and also the growth of the SA Providence portfolio,” commented Joe Bester, co-founder of Providence Hospitality.  

Providence Hospitality operates 18 hotels across South Africa and the UK and has extensive knowledge and experience within the boutique hospitality sectors in both regions. Providence Hospitality is consistently driving its various teams to deliver superior performance and value to all of its owners and stakeholders.

Neil will focus predominantly on the accelerated growth of the Providence Hospitality South African entity but will also assist in the development and growth within the UK.

“It’s a great honour to be afforded the opportunity to lead Providence and its amazing team of professionals into this new chapter of growth and development. We are truly dedicated to the sustainable growth of our SA portfolio and with the current outlook of the global hospitality sector being uncertain post-COVID, we are open to assisting independent hotel owners to grow and prosper in these times and into the future,” commented Neil.

About Providence Hospitality:

Providence Hospitality is an innovative full-service hotel management company based in South Africa and the UK and has been operating within a niche sector of the hospitality market servicing boutique hotels, resorts, lodges and guest houses since 2014. The company focuses on bringing authentic hospitality experiences to its guests through applying current trends and technology to its operations while driving property specific optimisation strategies for its owners in order to maximise shareholder returns.