Nicolene Kotze has been appointed as hospitality sales and marketing manager for the five-star Steenberg Hotel, contemporary fine-dining restaurant Catharina’s, and the popular Bistro Sixteen82.

Kotze is a seasoned professional in the hospitality and sales industries, bringing with her more than 12 years of dynamic and varied experience in sectors ranging from restaurant management to corporate sales directorship.

“With a varied scope of experience in both the dining and hospitality fields, Nicolene’s versatility, charisma and keen eye for marketing and sales make her a capable and welcome addition to the team at Steenberg,” said John Loubser, general manager.

Starting her career as restaurant manager for The Greenhouse Restaurant at Cellars Hohenort Hotel, Kotze was instrumental in launching and managing the restaurant between 2001 and 2003. After this tenure, she moved into sales-orientated positions, serving as national key accounts manager for Hertz Rent a Car.

In 2007, Kotze moved on to the position of regional sales manager for the Three Cities Hospitality Group, before assuming the director of corporate sales position at Taj Cape Town.

Kotze will be at the helm of the multi award-winning Steenberg Hotel, which holds personalised service and understated luxury as its core values, as well as Catharina’s Restaurant, which has become a firm favourite among local and international “foodies” alike.

“I am honoured to be a part of the Steenberg team, and look forward to playing my part in taking the hotel, Catharina’s and the estate as a whole, to even greater heights in the future,” Kotze said.