Dominique van Wezop has been appointed as Head of Operations Food and Drink at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, the best location in Cape Town.
Dominique van Wezop has a number of firsts to her career, in 2009 she was part of the opening team for the first dry hotel in Cape Town – Coral International. Now known as the Hilton Hotel on Buitengracht Street, she was promoted to Reservations, Groups and Events Manager.
In 2014 she joined the first hotel in Africa to employ deaf people, Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands.There Dominique was Promoted to Cluster Revenue Manager where she also oversaw the opening of Radisson Blu le Vendome before being promoted to Operations Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands.
Speaking about her appointment as Head of Operations Food and Drink Dominique van Wezop said, “We succeed in this industry as a team, and I have been lucky to be surrounded by teams of people with great ‘can-do’ attitudes. This was especially true in working with the amazing deaf employees at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands.” On a more personal note Dominique says “I am driven to succeed by learning new things every day and by setting a good example to my team and my two young daughters. For anyone entering this industry I would advise them to take the time to learn everyone’s job and to help out when necessary this is when we succeed as a team!”
Dominique adds, “My biggest achievement has been the arrival of my two daughters, and to have opened two hotels in 5 months. The best learning curve has been to overcome communications boundaries and learning to work with amazing deaf people in the Park Inn. If I were to meet my teenage self I’d advise her to never stop learning, and always challenge yourself.”
Anene Engelbrecht has been appointed Financial Controller at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, the best location in Cape Town.
Anene has never considered being 95% deaf as a barrier to success. Growing up in Cape Town, she completed her studies in Food Service Management at the Hotel School in Granger Bay which led her to finding her passion for the financial side of hospitality. She worked her way up from Office Admin in the Bay Hotel in 2002, via The Westin, The Mount Nelson, BON Hotels, Radisson Blu le Vendome and Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands all prior to her appointment as Financial Controller at Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel.
Anene says, “I am a deadline driven person. I love delivering results, and I achieve my goals while at the same time really enjoying being around people, coaching them, helping them and trying to make a difference.” Anene adds, “The hospitality industry is demanding. You’ll succeed in it if you’ve got the right attitude, are willing to go the extra mile and are willing to learn and evolve while facing new challenges every day. To grow in this industry and achieve my milestones has been personally amazing, and I would advise my younger self to live life to the fullest, have fun and travel the world while you can!”