Born in the small town of Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape, but raised in Cape Town, Yvonne Sigenu describes herself as hardworking with a love for people from all walks of life…

Through pure dedication and tenacity, she boasts with an accomplishment of the “10 Year Long Service award”.

In 1993, Yvonne started her hospitality career at the Courtyard Hotel as a room attendant after which she joined Bantry Bay Suite Hotel as a Linen Keeper in 1999.

With a keen interest to succeed, Yvonne often turned to her role models such as her mother, Diana Romberg – MD of the Rellais Hotel at that time – and hotel managing partners Frank Gormley and Emily Whitefield.

Some of Yvonne’s hobbies include playing netball, cooking for her family, and helping the elderly as she loves assisting others in achieving their goals.

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Yvonne believes that education is the key to success and hopes to have an impact on those around her in a positive manner

2018 marks 21 years of service for Yvonne at the luxury suite hotel accompanied by a well-deserved promotion to Deputy General Manager. When discussing her journey at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, she added, “Being promoted to Deputy General Manager is my proudest moment – every day I get to do what I love by servicing guests and meeting people from around the world. I am excited for what the future holds for me.”

Favourite Quote: “Shine to those around you.”