• George Fonzari

    Strategic Partnership Manager at Premier Hotels and Resorts South Africa


    Premier Hotels and Resorts is one of South Africa's fastests growing Independent Hospitality Groups and has built a fine reputation offering a range of service orientated luxury Hotels & Conference venues in key destinations.in Gauteng, KZN Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Mpumalanga.

    As a motivated competitive professional with high work ethics and standards in Sales and Marketing, my commitment and achievements is a testament in itself. Having been exposed and managed a variety of management position in the Service Industry, I welcome this new challenge.

    As the "Strategic Partnership Manager" I will be responsible for the development of strategic Corporate rates, Conference and Sport packages.


    I welcome this new challenge and look forward to implementing new operational procedures & ideas.




    Premier Hotels and Resorts South Africa

    Strategic Partnership Manager 

    Jun 2014 – Present


    Responsible for the structuring of commercial accommodation transactions with major Corporate Clients, including the communication of special Conference and Sport packages.

    African Indawo "Your unique marketing solutions"


    Jul 2010 – Jun 2014


    Our task was coordinating and dealing directly with owner operatated preferred suppliers who are dedicated to quality and on time delivery, we carefully translate your marketing needs from layman's language and select & match promotional requirements for B&B's Guest Houses  best suited to achieve their sales and marketing goals.

    Easy Drive

    General Manager 

    2004 – 2008


    Car Rental Broker, ( A shadow Budget Rent a Car Company)

    Ratanga Junction

    General Manager Sales & Marketing 

    1998 – 2002


    Local & International Inbound tours and conferences

    Dashing Office Furniture

    Costal Sales Director 

    1994 – 1998


    Managing the Cape Town & Durban Corporate Branches and agents in Windhoek, Port Elizabeth & East London

    Budget Rent a Car

    Sales & Marketing Director (South Africa ) 

    1990 – 1994


    My immediate function was to address the losses incured and increase utilization. This was achived while the industry was down 30% year on year Budget's market share increased from 16.1% to 19.4%

    Sun International

    Director of Sales 

    1987 – 1990


    The re-construction of the national sales team the introduction of the Sports & Promotion division to assist hotels with low mid week occupancy.

    Holiday Inn South

    Sales & Marketing Director 

    1978 – 1987


    1979 Corporate Transient Manager
    1981 Transvaal Sales Manager
    1983 National & Internationa Sales Manager
    1985 Marketing Director
    After the take over by Southern Sun I launched the "Many happy returns" concept and re-established the H.I. corporate identity.


    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"



    The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.


    New Business Development




    Event Management



    I don't have a lifestyle. I have a life.

    Hill High Johannesburg

    Matric Street Smart 1962 - 1967


    The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people

    Activities: Success is the old ABC, Ability, Breaks, and Courage



    The sale merely consummates the courtship. Then the marriage begins. how good the marriage is depends how well the relationship is managed by the seller.

    Craig Illman


    George what can I say. We have been using you since the opening of Crusader Rock and are most happy. It is not easy to find such a long term and reliable company. Sometimes it starts well and eventually dwindles out but in your case it is consistent good service. Highly recommended. Thanks again.

    Carol Bayne


    George is well liked personable person and would have no hesitation in working with him again in a business relationship.

    Angelo Calvino

    Director presso ANGELO CALVINO LTD http://angelocalvinoltd.altervista.org/

    The best boss I had in my life

    Linda Blackbeard

    CEO at Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    During my employ at Holiday Inns as a Sales Executive, in the Sales and Marketing team, I reported directly to George Fonzari who was my Sales and Marketing Manager.

    George was a strong leader, who was always fair. His positive attitude towards his staff with his encouragement and sense of humor reflected in the successes and efforts of his sales team.

    A saying that George had, still remains with me to this day. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going. You can do it, so go for it girl!"

    Thanks George. You taught me a lot and it was a pleasure to work with you.

    Linda Blackbeard

    Sue van der Linde

    Chairperson at Iris House Children' Hospice

    I strongly recommend George to anyone wanting quality print work done in the Cape area. George's personal attention to each job ensures your printing requirements are produced professionally, on time every time.

    Grant Johnstone

    Brand & Marketing Specialist

    George has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and enjoys forging new business relationships. Even though he has so much knowledge and experience, I admire him for still being willing to learn and collaborate with other's to ensure that he can make the most appropriate decisions for the projects which he manages.

    Reg Ferreira

    Marketing Director Status Hotels

    African Indawu, and George Fonzari, in his personal capacity always delivers on his and his companies promises! It is an absolute pleasure to work with him Reg Ferreira Status Hotels

    John Mason

    The Hotel Sage

    I worked with George for a number of years at Holiday Inn in South Africa. I found him to be a person with integrity and reliability.
    As a marketing man (surprisingly) he had a deep understanding of Hotel Operations and used this to assist in promoting the Hotels when running on low occupancies. He spared no time or effort to support me and other General Managers and always responded positively to any challenges presented to him.

    Richard Ward

    Owner, RW Hospitality Consultants

    George was the Marketing Director for the Holiday Inn. During his tenure he launched some very exciting and effective marketing campaigns. These resulted in growth in occupancy throughout the group. He is very well respected throughout the industry


    There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few we can sole ourselves.


    +27 (0)61 178 5013

    Cape Town Area, South Africa