New Complex General Manager for Southern Sun Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels
New GM’s move to Dubai marks a new milestone in a long and successful career with Southern Sun
Dubai, UAE – Southern Sun welcomes Pierre Delfau as the new Complex General Manager of Southern Sun Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels.
Delfau will oversee the management of Southern Sun Middle East’s two flagship properties, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.
“Pierre has been a part of the Southern Sun family for many years and we look forward to what his years in the industry will bring to the dynamic team here in Dubai,” says Richard Weilers, Managing Director, Southern Sun Offshore. “Pierre is a hands-on GM and has an intricate knowledge of every aspect of the hospitality business. It is this understanding that makes him an inspiring and effective general manager and we are sure he will further build Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels’ successful profile as two of the most popular business hotels in Dubai.”
Pierre Delfau has built his career within the hospitality business over more than two decades, with many of those years spent as part of the Southern Sun fold. Having joined the Southern Sun group in Johannesburg in 1986, Delfau’s commitment and hard work saw him move up from the post of a receptionist to that of Deputy General Manager within 6 years.
In 1998, he decided to explore the resort side of the hospitality business, joining Sun International Sun City Resort. After a short period at The Cabanas Hotel, he moved as Rooms Division Manager to the Palace Of The Lost City – a Leading Hotels of The World property. Delfau returned to Johannesburg in 2003, joining The Westcliff Hotel where he became Deputy General Manager – a position that built his Food & Beverage experience in one of the best hotels the city had to offer.
Delfau rejoined Southern Sun in 2006, as Deputy General Manager of the InterContinental Hotel in Sandton, moving thereafter to the post of Resident Manager of the Sandton Sun. He moves to Dubai from the InterContinental Hotel Johannesburg at O.R. Tambo Airport, where he has served as General Manager since 2008.
“I remain a true believer in service excellence and the teams at Al Manzil and Qamardeen hotels have won several accolades for their superior ability to deliver this to our guests. I hope to support and further develop an already great team of individuals and continue to better the great reputation that these Downtown Dubai properties enjoy among our guests and within the city’s hospitality landscape,” said Delfau.
Delfau holds a CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute in the United States. Born in France, Delfau moved to South Africa in 1982 and has lived there with his family ever since.
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Southern Sun: Southern Sun Hotels prides itself in over 40 years of experience in providing world-class hospitality in properties across Africa. In 2007, the award-winning hotel group expanded its portfolio in the Middle East with the opening of Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels, offering its trademark luxurious accommodation at competitive rates.