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Online Host and Reservations - Fairoza Isaacs

Fairoza Isaacs

Fairoza grew up in Athlone and attended Garlandale Secondary. After matriculating she attended IHESA – Institute of Hospitality Education SA where she graduated with a Diploma in Hotel Management and Operations. She worked for major 4* and 5* hotels in Cape Town like Le Vendom Hotel, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre. Fairoza started her journey with Village n Life (Waterfront Village) in 2010, she started as a Concierge to Shift Leader. She then moved to our sister property De Waterkant Village in 2012 as the Front Office Manager. In 2013 Fairoza got the opportunity to join one of the world’s largest hotel chains The Hilton Orlando Hotel Convention Centre and decided to work and travel in the United States for a year, with her return in 2014 she’s now back at Village n Life and happy to be home. In her free time she loves shopping, photography, watching sports, taking road trips and most of all spending time with her friends and family spoiling her niece is top priority as she’s a first time aunt.

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+27 (0) 81 426 0333 Whatsapp

Host Manager - Nicole Gilbert

Nicole Gilbert

A born and bred Capetonian, Nicole attended Camps Bay High School after which she studied hospitality management at City & Guilds International. Her career kicked off at Newmarket Hotel group with stints at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, Dock House boutique hotel and the Queen Victoria hotel. She is very family orientated and loves spending time with her little girl, taking long walks on the beach and trying new restaurants. Nicole looks forward to welcoming you to Waterfront Village.

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+27 (0) 73 150 7480

Financial Manager - Sandi Raath

Sandi Raath

Sandi is a born and bred Capetonian, growing up and attending High School in Plumstead. After matriculating, she started her career at Tollgate Holdings, then Golden Arrow, in the accounts department.
She joined the Village n Life family in May 2014 as one of our dedicated Financial Controllers. She is a loving mother and currently lives in Bothasig with her 3 children. Her hobbies are piano, guitar, loves music, reading and golf.

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+27 (0) 82 940 6329

Facilites Manager - Sean van Duiker

Sean van Duiker

Sean loves his job because every day is different and presents a new challenge. In his off time he enjoys fishing and watersport.

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+27 (0) 71 480 4203

Service Centre Manager - Karleen Thornhill

Karleen Thornhill

Our newly appointed Service Centre Manager Karleen Thornhill has had the privilege of working for Sun International in Lagos, Nigeria, Legacy Hotels and Resorts in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania and most recently she managed a luxury lodge for Ibo Island in Northern Mozambique. Karleen has many years of experience in Rooms Division and Housekeeping and is a welcome addition to our team. Her interests are interior design, animal welfare, amateur writing, cosmology and quantum physics as well as being a movie buff with an interest in English movies and series

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+27 (0) 72 228 0139

Residential Specialist - Lize Swart

Lize Swart

Lize matriculated at Bellville High in 2001 after matriculating she studied Hotel Operations & Management with IHT- Institute for Hospitality Training in 2002 and did her in-house training with Legacy Hotels & Resorts, Portswood and Commodore Hotels. She furthered her career within Legacy Hotels & Resorts from a Trainee to Assistant Front Office Manger till February 2008. In June 2008 she left South Africa and did some travelling in Britain, whilst travelling she worked in various hotels in Wales and Scotland. She started at Village n Life in August 2009. Lize enjoys socializing with her friends and family and loves animals and the outdoors. Lize moved from The Bay Hotel, where she was formally Rooms Division Manager.

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+ 27 (0) 79 666 5781