Hotel Exchange: Orchestrating a Memorable Guests' Experience with the Integration of Art in Luxury Boutique Hotels
Paul Bruce-Brand is the newly appointed General Manager for Ellerman House, which was voted by Condé Nast Traveler as the Number 13 best Hotel in the World and the Top Hotel in Africa and the Middle East. Ellerman House owns an extraordinary art collection of over 1000 works, spanning original works from the turn of the last century to contemporary African art that are exhibited as part of creating a unique and memorable artistic experience for their guests.
Paul also works closely with the owners of Ellerman House on the Ellerman House ArtAngels Initiative which they founded in 2011 as a charity art auction to raise funds for The Click Foundation, targeted at groups of young children commencing on their reading journey through Early Childhood Developing Centers, schools and after school programmes. The proceeds of the charity event are used to buy computers and expand the reach of the Reading Eggs programme in the environments in which they operate.
Prior to his appointment as General Manager at Ellerman House, Paul was a General Manager with Seasons in Africa for 6 years. Paul comes from a strong Human Resources background where he was a HR Manager at Sun International and a HR Practitioner at Anglo American. Paul is passionate about hospitality and enthusiastic about building a unified team of motivated people working together to create an unforgettable and unmatched experience for guests.
Paul has obtained a CHA through the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute.