John Watson

Regional Director for Africa, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

John is a passionate hospitality professional with over 25 years’ experience in executive management of several hotels and a timeshare resort. He worked for notable industry leaders such in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He developed an integrated CRS system, was successful opening GM of award-winning Peninsula All-Suites-Hotel, Cape Town and engineered  massive turnaround strategies for several assets achieving impressive financial results. He joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts as Regional Director for Africa on 1 June 2018.