Our Management Team
Neil Markovitz joined the Group in 1989. He has been both General Manager of the V&A Hotel and the Ambassador Hotel. His passion for and commitment to the hospitality industry over the years has culminated in him becoming Managing Director of Newmark Hotels. Neil’s main focus is to ensure that the Group remains in line with its vision of adding magnificent properties to its growing boutique portfolio, as well as to continually recognizing and fostering the enormous wealth of talent within the Group. Mission Statement: Develop a portfolio of great hotels that make a difference, not only to our guests, but also to each member of staff.
Andy joined in 1993 as General Manager of the Ambassador Hotel. He was instrumental in upgrading the Ambassador to four star status as well as in building the Ambassador Executive Suites. He has been integrally involved in the refurbishment of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel and in the building of both the Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa and the Queen Victoria Hotel. Andy sets the standard by serving as mentor and guide to the group’s hotel managers, as well as heading marketing, sales, revenue management and procurement.
A Group Director since 1984, Selwyn Veley’s wealth of experience includes 24 years of directorship and valuable insights into financial management and accounting. He is responsible for providing expertise in the planning, organizing, implementation and control of our clients’ interests. He also develops in-depth feasibility studies for future developments. He is committed to ensuring that acceptable returns on capital are achieved for our clients. Mission Statement: Develop and expand Newmark’s portfolio of luxury hotels – and continue to grow as we have over the past two decades!
Senior Financial Manager
Garth joined in 2010 as senior financial manager. He qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa and subsequently has spent the past 6 years working in the banking and finance sector in the United Kingdom. Garth believes that Newmark’s solid foundation built on sound business principles, knowledge and history is the key to our unique and successful offering. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
After 7 years away, Ryan has now returned to the company where he started his career in hospitality. By embracing the technological advances available in the field of Revenue Management, Ryan believes that Newmark will continue to maximise its revenue and grow even more on the very competitive online hospitality platform. With his experience in operations, marketing and revenue management, Ryan looks forward to moving Newmark into the next generation of revenue management.
Sales & Marketing Manager
“Ubuntu – we are people through other people.” Lina joined Newmark Hotels in December 2008 and currently heads up the dynamic Sales and Marketing team. Lina has 12 years of marketing experience in the hospitality industry. Her approach to the sales process is distinctly results driven and Lina has a particular interest in developing cutting edge marketing strategies that are based on new and innovative online technologies.