uMhlanga’s iconic Beverly Hills Hotel has a new General Manager. John Aritho brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from his time managing key properties in Africa and Dubai.

The hotelier first joined Tsogo Sun  in 1997 when he worked at the Holiday Inn Nairobi. He was later transferred to other properties in the Tsogo Sun group, taking up management positions at 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 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,” says KZN Operations Director, Mike Jackson. “John has all the right credentials to take this hotel to new heights.”