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Meet The Team

MURRAY NELL
MANAGING DIRECTOR
   
 
 
Murray joined the team with much enthusiasm on 1 February 2014.
With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Murray now stands at the helm of Winchester Mansions with a confident vision to maintain and expand on the excellence that guests have come to know at Winchester Mansions and Harveys Restaurant.
Murray has a Diploma in Hotel Management and has gained valuable skills and experience at a number of four- and five-star hotels across South Africa as well as at a Michelin starred restaurants in London. He has fulfilled the role of GM at three hotels, most recently at The Cape Milner Hotel where he spent 12 years, and views the privilege of joining Winchester Mansions as an exciting new chapter.
With an impressive set of skills, Murray brings a positive offering to the table at Winchester Mansions where he will manage all aspects of the hotel, as well as Harveys Restaurant.
It is a great honour to join such a reputable Cape Town hotel and to have the opportunity to uphold the fantastic name that Winchester Mansions has gained over the years. I look forward to the adventure that the Winchester team and I are about to embark on,” comments Murray Nell, GM at Winchester Mansions.
 


JOHN O'REILLY                       FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER
 
John joined the Winchester Mansions Team in September 2016 with more than 15 years experience in the industry. Having spent about 4 years abroad in the UK and USA within the hospitality trade contributes to understanding and pre-empting our foreign guests needs traveling to South Africa and Cape Town.
John’s passion and speciality lies in conferencing and events. He was also part of the opening team of the iconic One & Only Hotel in Cape Town. What is closest to John’s hear is great guest satisfaction and uplifting and empowering staff.
 
 
  
LORNA WATTS                        FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
 
Lorna joined Winchester Mansions in December 2012 as Financial Manager, overseeing the financial operations and reporting for the company. Lorna has extensive experience in finance covering various industries and over 13 years experience in the hospitality industry. She is qualified with a BCom - Financial Management degree.

Lorna is passionate about the industry and her interests away from the office include wildlife and travelling. 


Email: LWatts@winchester.co.za
 



HANELI TROOST                     EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER
 


Hanneli started her career in hospitality as a room attendant at the Peninsula All Suite Hotel.
With 14 years of experience, she joined Winchester Mansions in October 2015 as the Executive Housekeeper. Hanneli and her team play a vital role in ensuring the hotel is always clean and in an immaculate condition. She has high standards and expects her team to maintain those standards all throughout the hotel in order to create a clean, pleasant and welcoming environment for our valued guests.
 
   
JOCHEN RIEDEL                     EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF
 
chef
Proudly German bred Jochen Riedel started his career in Germany where he worked at many different Michelin star restaurants. He moved to South Africa in 1995 where he worked at the Grande Roche in Paarl for 14 and a half years. He prefers cosmopolitan style cooking which can be seen in the diverse menus he has created for Harveys.  
 
 

Email:  JRiedel@winchester.co.za

  
CARLA OCTOBER                  REVENUE & RESERVATIONS MANAGER
 

 
 
 
 JAMI LINCOLN  
 FRONT OFFICE MANAGER
  
 
 
 
Jami first started her hospitality career at a the Four Pillars Hotel Tortworth Court in Gloustershire United Kingdom. She returned to South Africa to finish her studies by achieving an Advance Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management. jami then started off as a receptionist which is where her passion grew for the Front Desk. She worked for the Protea Group for over 6 year where she worked herself up to an Assistant Front Office Manager.

She absolutely loves working with guests and strive to meet guests expectations from the moment they enter the front door of the hotel. Jami's passion lies in working with her staff and ensuring they all work as a team towards one goal. 
 
  
WINCHESTER MANSIONS
221 Beach Road
Sea Point
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: +27 21 434 2351
Fax: +27 21 434 0215
welcome@winchester.co.za
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