A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination.
Set just 15 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box offers an array of individually decorated rooms and suites, an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, and a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars.
With South Africa’s Covid-19 recovery well underway, we are delighted to once again welcome international travellers back to The Oyster Box.
I am proud to lead an amazing team here at The Chesterfield Mayfair. We are entirely focused on delivering a high level of service that turns first time guests into loyal friends. I started my career with Red Carnation Hotels over 10 years ago and I am as passionate and dedicated to delivering the best guest experience as I was all those years ago on the concierge desk.
My role is to make you feel truly welcome at The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel and to ensure that your stay with us is a positive and memorable experience in every way. For me and for my colleagues that’s not just a job, it’s a passion! I have been with Red Carnation Hotels since 2010, having also worked in hotels in Ireland and Switzerland. I am confident that along with my brilliant team we can make your stay at The Chesterfield Mayfair a wonderful experience.
I began my career in hospitality at a small Italian restaurant and bar in Mayfair, before joining The Chesterfield Mayfair as Head Bartender in the Terrace Bar. My passion has always been focused on creating memorable experiences for our guests. I am proud to have introduced new concepts including molecular cocktails, whisky tasting, and Gin & Jazz evenings. I am lucky to lead a talented team who are committed to ensuring our guest experience is the very best.
I began my career in a small Italian restaurant, before moving on to The Chesterfield Mayfair, where I worked for four years, learning and developing my culinary skills with a great team. I then moved across to Paris and worked in some of the top French restaurants gaining a wealth of experience, before returning to The Chesterfield Mayfair once again. I now proudly lead the team as the Executive Head Chef and am excited to be working with the very finest seasonal British ingredients.
I started my career with Red Carnation in 2005 at The Egerton House Hotel and over the years I have grown with this brilliant company, progressing through the ranks. In 2012, I left this fabulous hotel in order to gain experience elsewhere and then joined the team at The Chesterfield Mayfair. Working in hospitality has allowed me to fulfil my passion of meeting and caring for people and it gives me great pride to provide the highest levels of comfort for our guests.
I have been at The Chesterfield Mayfair since 2004, prior to this I was at The Savoy Hotel for seven years. I was so proud to be named 'Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year' by The Caterer & Hotelkeeper. I always recommend our guests try the Carvery or our Dover sole, which I think is the best in London! Together with my team, we look forward to welcoming you to Butlers Restaurant. I would be delighted to personally assist with any special requests you may have.
I have spent the last 20 years working in London hotels within various concierge departments. I joined The Chesterfield Mayfair team in September 2000 where I worked my way up the concierge ladder and was promoted to Head Concierge. It gives me great pleasure to lead my concierge team, who are fully committed to providing each individual guest with a warm, friendly and attentive service. We will always do our very best to secure you tickets and reservations to make your stay extra special.