The first Vib by Best Western in the southern hemisphere opened its doors this past December, and the Green Point-based property is headed up by first-time General Manager Niall Bruyns. Born and raised in Cape Town, Niall studied hospitality management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (formerly Cape Technikon).
Upon graduation, he joined the City Lodge group for 18 months, after which, he spent the bulk of his career in Executive Management roles in small, 4-star leisure properties. These include the V&A Hotel, The Cape Milner Hotel and Winchester Mansions.
Niall then joined the team at the Westin as Director of Food and Beverage, switching focus to a large 5-star corporate. In addition to playing an active role within the industry, Niall has a great passion for training and development and spent three years lecturing hospitality management part-time at a tertiary level.
In his new role as General Manager, Niall has filled his Vïb Cape Town team with other talented young professionals who are eager to make a name for themselves.