Latest News

Christine Ndlovu – Director of Operations at Hilton Durban – leads the way

Christine Ndlovu – Director of Operations at Hilton Durban – leads the way

Christine Ndlovu says the hospitality industry has been in her blood ever since she began waitressing after completing her matric.

“Since then I have never looked back and don’t intend to,” says the Director of Operations at Hilton Durban, a position she has held since February 2017.

Ndlovu oversees the smooth running of the entire hotel operations at Hilton Durban as well as ensuring the wellbeing of her fellow colleagues and team members.

“I am basically the ‘go-to’ person for guests and colleagues,” Says Ndlovu.

Turning potentially negative experiences into memorable positive ones for visitors and seeing them happy, provides joy and a sense of achievement to the bubbly Director of Operations.

“There’s never a dull moment in our industry and one learns something new every day, especially as our clientele are from a diverse international community! I love being part of a team that provides exceptional and memorable experiences for our guests, that is what makes me jump out of bed every morning and ask myself, ‘what’s new for me today?”

Ndlovu believes there are certain characteristics one should have to be a successful department leader. “Leading by example, being a team player and being able to collaborate with others, having a vision and the ability to share the vision to all stakeholders are just some of the attributes needed. Successful leaders need to be capable embracing other cultures, beliefs and backgrounds, while remaining humble, positive, ethical, committed, empathetic, passionate and flexible, it’s a tall order!”

Ndlovu also finds time in her day to keep up with current industry trends and the latest news regarding the country and the economy.

While balancing her busy career, Ndlovu remains focused on her husband, family, her spirituality as well as polishing her culinary skills while entertaining family and friends on the weekends. “I am very blessed with a stable, warm and loving family environment.”

There are two very important goals still to be accomplished, says Ndlovu: “I would like the title of General Manager to be mine one day and would also love to be called ‘Mom’!” Learning to play golf, a musical instrument like piano or violin and go mountain hiking are other items right at the top of her bucket list.

 

 

 

 

Get It Magazine Durban January 2018

Trends for the fashionista in you
View magazine
 

Win tickets to Decorex Durban

Leaders in the décor, design and lifestyle trade, Decorex Durban, will inspire visitors to find their unique #rhythmoflife with a range of stylish services and products featuring at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March.

 

Sweetie Pie Easter Egg

Sweetie Pie is a South African favourite, and with Easter around the corner this mouthful of goodness from Beyers is now available in a limited edition Sweetie Pie Easter Egg that will delight all loyal fans.

 

Carrol Boyes Wines Collection

Lovers of renowned gifting and homeware label Carrol Boyes will know that over the years the brand has come to encompass far more than the distinctive tableware for which it first became so highly revered.

 

March Spoil

Let’s get together!

 

Chocolate for everyone

Who doesn’t love Peter Rabbit? Who doesn’t love Cadbury?

 

World class London Dry Gin

Stretton’s Gin has come to the rescue of all gin-lovers with a collaboration that’s bound to be the talk of the town.

 

Chocolate Mozart

Renowned for their mouth-watering, decadent and convenient desserts, Chateau Gateaux has become Durban’s most-loved Patisserie – an obsession to say the least.

 

As good as eating out

Let’s face it. Budgets are tight. And eating out has become somewhat of a treat. But we’ve found the perfect solution … restaurant food at home.

 

Bespoke baby gear, designed with the supermom in mind!

When it comes to baby brands, there are so many great companies out there producing some incredible stuff. On an international level, we are of course envious of some of the adventurous, fun and fabulous products on the market (not all of which we can always get our hands on), so we simply cannot contain ourselves when every now and again we stumble across some equally great brands produced on our very own doorstep…

 

A Crazi kind of giveaway

There are only a few weeks left of the Crazi Erazi phenomenon that has swept the country since December, and this is your chance to win one of five complete sets of Crazi Erazi erasers that we are giving away.

is a national brand of premium free magazines available in centres across the country.

Click here


to see other Get It magazines in the network.