AtholPlace Hotel & Villa welcomes new GM

Morukuru Family is pleased to announce that Allan Jones has joined the group this June as General Manager of AtholPlace Hotel & Villa.

Allan, who studied Hospitality Management in Cape Town, has travelled all over the world working for international hospitality companies in Scotland, England and Florida. When returning to South Africa, Allan continued his dream and passion for the industry by working for prestigious and boutique hotels such as La Residence in Franschhoek, which is part of the Royal Porfolio, The Collection bt Liz McGrath, Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa in Stellenbosch, as well as Ellerman House in Cape Town which falls under fellow Relais & Chateaux. 

Allan is looking forward to embracing Johannesburg and his role as General Manager at Athol Place Hotel & Villa. A man known for his love of obstacle races, Allan found the move to Morukuru Family comfortable and easy. He is passionate about what the collection represents and how each property creates warmth and charm. He says, “The decision to join the Morukuru Family at General Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa was effortless, and it just felt right. The team really cares about both guests and the staff, they are seen as family, and this is very important to me. I am looking forward to helping grow the hotel’s footprint in Johannesburg and South Africa. AtholPlace is a jewel, a home away from home, it is a sancturary.”