The Protea Hospitality Group has a new regional manager. Joe Segers is leaving as General Manager of the superior deluxe African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel in the trendy Melrose Arch lifestyle precinct, Johannesburg, in the first quarter of the year to take up his new position joining the TEAM of Kriton Maratheftis and Robin Lemmer as regional managers of Protea Hospitality’s Johannesburg region.

Segers, who has been with Protea Hotels for nearly 18 years and hails from Durban, said he was looking forward to the challenge ahead in a year that could prove to be tough for business globally.

“I’m immensely proud to be working with brands as strong as Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels, which I believe are going to continue to out-perform their competitors this year.”

Segers is being replaced as GM at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel by veteran hotelier Jean Claude McMenamin, is currently at the helm of the Protea Hotel Hilton in the KZN Midlands.

He, in turn, is being replaced by Heather Poulsen, who has made her mark running the Protea Hotel Richards Bay.