City Lodge appoints Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo divisional ops director

Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo has joined the JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group as a divisional director of Operations, with effect from 16 September 2015. Well-known in the hotel industry, she joins the group from the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre. She was MD of the Birchwood Management Company from July to January 2012, when she became CEO.

Sangweni-Siddo was general manager of Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental Sandton Towers for four years from 2000 to 2004 and has held various positions in the local hospitality industry, including being a council member of the Tourism BEE Charter Council from 2012.

Armed with a diploma in hotel management from the Swiss Hotel Association, Ecole Les Roches, in Switzerland, she also has a BSc Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the Penn State University in the United States.

In her new position, Sangweni-Siddo will be one of the four divisional operations directors who oversee the running of the City Lodge Hotel Group’s 52 hotels in South Africa, two hotels in Kenya and one hotel in Botswana. The group is opening another two hotels in South Africa towards the end of this year and has announced plans to develop five other hotels in Southern Africa and East Africa over the next two years.

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