New GM for Jo’burg hotel

Oliver Richter, General Manager of the Peech Boutique Hotel.

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Melrose, Johannesburg, has appointed Oliver Richter as its new General Manager.

Richter previously worked for the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve for 14 years before consulting for the Lion Roars Hotels and Lodges, where he was also the acting Regional General Manager for a year, and then the General Manager for the Athol Place Hotel, Villa and Restaurant.

Following this, Richter was Project Manager for Deloitte & Touche at the Compass Group, looking after all the catering requirements for Deloittes in terms of all functions, conferencing, events and daily restaurant requirements.

The Peech Hotel is in the process of almost doubling its guest capacity with the addition of 14 rooms and a second restaurant and wine bar – The Peech Brasserie. Construction of the new rooms began in April and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“The Peech is going through exciting changes with the addition of the new rooms and new restaurant – as well as a shift in market capture,” says Richter.