Vïb by Best Western is an international brand, aimed at the young urban traveler. We aim to accommodate tech savvy, active guests who enjoy spending time connecting in our generous public areas or travelling around our amazing city. Our rooms are well appointed and convenient for both relaxation and functionality, but for comfort without fuss and frills.
At Vïb Cape Town, we live by the following mission statement:
To create Inspirational & Memorable Experiences
so that our Guests and Staff feel Appreciate and Valued.
Meet the Team
Our carefully selected team of passionate and experienced hoteliers is led by an executive committee of only 4 key individuals. Together they have forged a relationship of trust and mutual respect and are driven to make this property a resounding success.
Niall is a Capetonian hotelier with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry. His background lies largely in small privately owned properties in deputy management and Food and Beverage roles. Stepping into his first role as General Manager, Niall has burst onto the scene with a commanding presence and jovial exuberance.
Niall and his wife are born and bred Capetonians and live in the deep South with their son and puppy. Niall is a self-confessed geek who loves reading and watching movies.
Desiré started her career in Food and Beverage as well, but moved through various administrative roles including cost control, finance and executive PA. She now facilitates all administrative tasks within the hotel, including HR, Finance and myriad others. Desiré tackles this daunting portfolio with the calm serenity of a born administrator.
Desiré and her two daughters all love shopping and fashion. Both girls have spent some time in front of the camera and unlike their slightly bashful mother, love the limelight!
Rooms Division Manager
Jami is a rooms division specialist who has spent most of her career in front office. Having worked in several brands in Cape Town that had similar target markets, she knows her client base well and is eager to expand her repertoire in this senior role. Jami attends guests and staff with a motherly warmth and welcoming smile.
Jami lives in the winelands with her husband and son and is expecting their second child in the middle of 2021. Jami is a Formula 1 fanatic and shares this passion with her husband. She loves spending time with family and friends.
Culinary Operations Manager
Johann joins the team with a wealth of experience in the kitchen. Earning his bones under Raymond Blanc in London, Johann has worked in several top hotel’s and restaurants throughout South Africa. He has worked in several areas within the kitchen on his rise to management and has specialized in everything from Pastry to Sushi. Johann now extends his control of the kitchen across to Front of house and heads up our entire Food and Beverage department.
Johann lives in the Northern suburbs with his wife (who was also a chef once-upon-a-time!) and two kids. The family shares a passion for cooking, and spurred by his wife’s dietary requirements, enjoy creating Vegan and Gluten-free meals. Johann also enjoys sport and even spent some time playing for junior divisions of the Blue Bulls!
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