The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali has announced today the appointment of Rob Kucera as Complex General Manager of the hotel and convention centre. Rob who is also the District Director, for East Africa, brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, in a career that has taken him from South Africa to Turkey, Uganda and his most recent assignment in Kenya.
Rob’s commitment to mentoring employees and encourage ownership of areas of management in the acclaimed hotels and resorts he has managed, has received recognition from his peers and the hospitality industry on multiple occasions. Notably, Rob led the Westin Cape Town team to achievement of international recognition within the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Group, receiving the Best Team Collaboration Award (2015). In 2004 he received the Protea Hotels General Manager of the Year Award at Protea Hotel President in Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
On an industrial level, he held the position of Chief Operations Officer at the Hospitality Property Fund Ltd the only dedicated hotel REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in South Africa and whose market value is approximated at R4.6 billion. Additionally, he played a key role in South Africa’s hospitality industry as Chairman of the FEDHASA Cape Board, the body responsible for monitoring the operations of over 700 companies in the Western Cape.