25-27 Jun 2017

guy stehlik

founder & managing director, aleph hospitality
Committee memberships:
Cornell Alumni Association
Sea Point C.I.D Board member 2002
Fedhasa Western Cape
Old Diocesan’s [Bishops] Association
Gordon Institute of Business Science Alumni Association
Tourism Margate Committee member as at 2001/2
Southbroom Publicity committee member as at 2001/2
Director of Marketing Sandton Tourism Association 2004/5/6

Recent awards won:
Protea Hotels General Manager of the Year nominee 2001
Protea Hotels Marketing Award 2001
Protea Hotels Marketing Award nominee 2000


1976 – 1982
• SACS Boys, Newlands, Cape Town

1983 – 1987
• Bishops [Diocesan College] Cape Town
• Matric with full university exemption

1988 and 1989
• South African Navy, Basic training instructor
• Saldanha Bay, Simon’s Town

December 1989 – February 1990
• Hotel Grand Fachshule ***** star
• Bad Hofgastein, Upper Austria

1990 – 1991
• Stellenbosch University
• B.Comm first year completed

1991 – 1993
• Witwatersrand Technikon Hotel School, Johannesburg
• Diploma in Hotel Management

June 1995 to August 1995
• Cornell University, Ithaca, New York State, USA
• Diploma in Rooms Division and Yield Management Summer School

May 2000 – July 2000
• Certificate in Hotel Science, Gordon Institute of Business Science
• 6-week seminar with 25 prominent South African hoteliers

To date:
• Certificate in Project Management, Unisa, May 2008
• Train the Trainer
• Wexler’s Yield management
• Finance for non-Financial Managers, Varsity College
• Financial Management for General Managers
• Optims Yield management program
• Setting GUEST service standards
• Sales Strategy
• Avis New Hire
• Avis Brand Ambassador
• Avis Leader as Champion

January 2010 to date
Founder and owner of BON Hotels Pty Ltd.
Founder and owner of Stehlik Hospitality Management Pty Ltd.
Owner of Protea Hotel Vineyards Estate, Durbanville ,Cape Town.

November 2008 to January 2010
Quality Manager
Protea Hotels Head Office

May 2007 to November 2008
Study and travel sabbatical

August 2002 to May 2007:

Avis Southern Africa
National Commercial Manager

Initiating, co-ordinating and managing all commercial relationships relating to non-corporate activity, including the entrepreneurial role of identifying, capturing and then servicing new markets:
• National Travel agents [Renfin, Sure, SAA City Centre, American Express, Seekers and other unaffiliated agencies]
• National Tour Operators and domestic wholesaler tour operators
• National Hospitality [hotel groups and associations]
• Airlines [British Airways, SAA, SA Express,1Time, SA Airlink, BA Comair, Nationwide]
• All Loyalty and Reward programs
• “Special” markets including film, credit card clubs, airlines, intermediaries,

January 2002 to August 2002:

Protea Hotel Sea Point, *** Protea owned unit
General Manager

6 month short term project to:
• Propose the way forward to the Protea board of directors
• Re-position in the market place
• Refurbish rooms and public areas
• Re-write business and marketing plan

October 1999 – February 2002

Protea Hotel San Lameer, **** Premier Protea Hotel Resort, Protea owned unit
General Manager

• 18-hole championship golf course
• Unique conference experience
• Produced first operating profit for 8 years
• Increased occupancies and conference market share
• Winner of Keith Lamb Marketing Award at the Annual General Manager’s Conference 2001
• Runner up-Protea Hotels General Manager of the Year award 2001

January 1999 – October 1999

Protea Hotel Strand Beach, Cape Town, **** Premier Protea Hotel
General Manager

• Operated on temporary basis by Protea Hotels for Investec Bank /liquidators throughout period of liquidation and due diligence
• 102 sectional title bedrooms
• Award winning restaurant – Maliblues
• Unique and comprehensive conference facilities

June 1997 - January 1999

Protea Hotel President ****, Premier Protea Hotel, Cape Town
Deputy General Manager

• Hotel pre-opening team member
• 360 hotel rooms and comprehensive F&B facilities

June 1996 – June 1997

Protea Hotel Victoria Junction, **** Premier Protea Hotel, Protea owned unit
Rooms Division Manager

• Hotel pre-opening team member
• Instituted a unique GUEST care program

June 1995 – June 1996

Park Hyatt Johannesburg, *****
Assistant Front Office Manager

• Hotel pre-opening team member
• 244 deluxe bedrooms, unique food and beverage facilities

May 1994 – May 1995

The Athenaeum Hotel *****, Hyde Park, London, UK
Reception shift leader

• 280 bedrooms and deluxe suites and apartments
• Award winning restaurant