Rob van der Velden has been appointed as the General Manager of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo, which is the first of its kind in Southern Africa.
Rob was born in the Netherlands but has spent most of his life in South Africa with an education from Wits Hotel School in Hotel Management. He started his career as a banqueting Manager and worked himself up by developing his knowledge and expertise ever since. Developing oneself and the team you surround yourself with is the key to success”, says Rob.
With over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Rob has held various key positions across hotels in South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria. Rob has consistently been part or lead teams in diverse, competitive and challenging environments and has a proven track record in coaching and developing team members; something he holds close to his heart.
“I plan to lead our exceptional team at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo so that they can provide unforgettable experiences and memorable moments for our guests”, says Rob.
Rob works extensively with support teams to ensure that all the required equipment is procured, and standards are met before opening the Hotel. During this process, a whole new team must be assembled. Liaising with owners is paramount during this process and Rob has been deeply involved with the owners to get this project off the ground.
General Manager Rob van der Velden is a great asset to Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo, which is opening its doors on the 1st of October 2020. The hotel is excited to provide guests with memorable moments and uphold the Yes I Can! Spirit.