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While studying towards a diploma in hotel management awarded by the Swiss Hotel Association at the renown Les Roches Hotel Management School, Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo began her illustrious career as an intern at the Hotel Kluser in Martigny in Switzerland where she began as a Service Intern. From there, she moved on to the Zunfthaus zur Waag Restaurant in Zurich, Switzerland, followed by the Les Roches Hotel Management School where she became a management Intern.

Her international experience is impressive, from Switzerland to the USA - where she gained valuable experience in a wide variety of fields including, amongst others, banqueting, guest liaison, training and housekeeping - Lindiwe has excelled at everything which she has tackled.

Upon completion of a BSC Degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management (HRIM) at Penn State University, Lindiwe's career with Hyatt was launched at the Grand Hyatt, Washinton DC, starting off as an intern and as a supervisor at the front desk. Lindiwe then joined the Park Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank from 1995 until the end of 2000. Lindiwe worked her way up the corporate ladder at the Park Hyatt in Johannesburg - starting as Assistant Front Office Manager where she was extensively involved in ensuring that the needs of the guest were met, to her final position as Director of Human Resources. In between, she also held the position of Front Office Manager and Director of Rooms. Lindiwe has shown her versatility and ability to adapt to the various positions in which she has held, giving her a vast amount of experience across the board.

Following her lengthy spell in the Hospitality Industry, Lindiwe made the transition to the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the impressive position of Chief Director, Tourism Support. The experience she gained in this position broadened her horizons and her gave her extensive insight into the hospitality industry as a whole. The position also led to her working hand in hand with organisations such as FEDHASA, THETA and SA Tourism, as well as provincial tourism authorities. Whilst this position offered many opportunities and valuable experience, Lindiwe has now returned to her first passion - the hospitality industry.

Lindiwe is the new General Manager of the Sandton Towers Inter-Continental, and believes that as a woman in a male dominated industry, her ability to coordinate any function, no matter how large or intimate and her proven track record in customer- care and satisfaction, will be the key to her success.

Her leadership qualities coupled with her extensive experience in controlling expenses and coordinating budgets will stand her in strong stead to ensure that the flagship hotel of the Southern Sun Group is transformed to higher levels of service excellence that will be used as the benchmark in South Africa.