Lagos Marriott Hotel Appoints New GM, Rudi Van Rensburg


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Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja has announced the appointment of Rudi Janse Van Rensburg as General Manager. Rudi arrived the new property with 19 years’ experience in the hospitality sector, 13 of those years spent as general manager across hotels and resorts in Africa. He is expected to lead the management & operations of the Lagos Marriott.

This is not Rudi’s first time in Nigeria having helped to grow many hotels in Nigeria since 2003. Rudi has been the general manager of Protea Hotels Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, Nigeria (2005-2007), Protea Hotel Asokoro, Abuja (2007 to 2015) and African Pride Avalon Hotel & Spa, Lagos in 2016.

In a statement by Marriott in Nigeria, “The goal-oriented general manager and his team opened the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel where he remained till October 2017. He has since been consulting for the owner at the Lagos Marriott Ikeja hotel. Rudi has accomplished great things during his time in Nigeria and was named general manager of the Year in 2009.

“He is well known for his perpetually positive personality even under the most crucial challenges and harsh business environments. With his mentorship and steward ship, he consistently maintains the highest ethics and world class standards for hospitality. This shows through in the quality of his delivery in business operations, business targets, his relationships with guests and associates as well as his ability to deliver exceptional experiences.”

According to the statement, the general manager is passionate and focused on impeccable 5-Star sophistication, very committed to his associates and identifies whole heartedly with the African continent. Talent coaching and development defines his daily pulse as he regularly updates his teams with behavioural coaching, best practices as well as travel and hospitality trends.”

When Rudi is not working, “he spends his time with his wife, Sandy whom he is happily married and has 2 lovely kids which the couple share together. He equally enjoys biking when he can catch some leisure time,” the statement also stated.

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