Recreation Africa – Managing Director
Born in Kenya, Don started his hospitality career working for African Tours and Hotels in East Africa as a trainee hotel manager. He developed a close affinity and a passion for hotels & the tourism industry in Africa. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in UK and as a Certified Hotel Administrator in USA, he has spent the last 30 years working in various positions in the hotel industry around the world.
He worked for ITT Sheraton & later Starwood hotels in: Hawaii, Mainland USA, Australia, Egypt, Africa, the Middle East & India. From 1995 he was based in Cairo as VP Finance for Africa, Middle East & was focused on expanding Starwood’s portfolio of hotels throughout the region. Then, as General Manager – Sheraton Pretoria & Area manager Sub Sahara Africa he was responsible for evaluating new hotel development opportunities in the region. From 2009 – 2011, Don was Regional VP for Starwood’s India office, leading Starwood’s expansion in this fast-developing region and overseeing a total of 34 owned, managed and franchised operating hotels, including 10 new hotel openings in India, Bangladesh & the Maldives.
Tel: 011 950 6000