John Aritho takes the lead of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.
uMhlanga is abuzz with the news that John Aritho has joined the iconic Beverly Hills as General Manager. This energetic hotelier brings with him a wealth of knowledge as well as vast experience in managing keys properties in Africa and Dubai.
John joined Tsogo Sun in January 1997, at the Holiday Inn Nairobi, before being transferred to South Africa where he has worked in management positions at Tsogo Sun hotels in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lusaka, and in Durban — where he was General Manager at the Southern Sun Maharani and most recently, the General Manager at the Garden Court Marine Parade.
In his career with the Group, John has been involved in a number of hotel openings, including the Holiday Inn Maputo in Mozambique, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, the Winelands Hotel in Cape Town, Southern Sun Lusaka in Zambia and the Qamardeen Hotel in Dubai —where he was General Manager. John has proved himself as an expert in responding quickly to changing market conditions with the ability to revise innovative marketing and business strategies accordingly with solid leadership.
John brings with him a fine understanding of food and beverage, and is a member of the KZN chapter of the Chaines des Rotisseurs.
‘John has a good eye for detail, as well as strong skills in relationships with staff and guests alike, and Tsogo Sun’s flagship property has been entrusted into the right hands’.’ stated KZN Operations Director, Mike Jackson , ‘John has all the right credentials to take this hotel to new heights.’
Outside of work John’s favourite hobbies are classic cars, motorbikes, football and family life. He is married to Janine and has 2 beautiful daughters, Sophia aged 3 years and Savannah,3 months.