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March 27, 2012

Ellerman House

New Management Structure at Ellerman House

Cape Town, South Africa – 26 March 2012 – Ellerman House, the iconic boutique hotel overlooking Bantry Bay in Cape Town, South Africa has announced two exciting developments within their operations team. General Manager Nick Dreyer has been named the Managing Director of Ellerman House while Ella Cuyler has been named the new General Manager.

Nick Dreyer has been with Ellerman House since 2003 and was integral in overseeing the construction of the villa and building the Ellerman Contemporary art gallery. As the Managing Director of Ellerman House, Nick will remain the primary trade contact for the hotel while acquiring additional responsibilities in the owner’s investment portfolio. His new role on the board of directors with Everard Read, the Johannesburg gallery synonymous with the finest art emanating from Southern Africa, will accompany his task managing Ellerman House’s distinguished art collection.

“I am very excited to take on these new challenges and happily hand over the operational running of Ellerman House to Ella. I am certain that the hotel will now set an even higher standard. I am still based at Ellerman House and look forward to working closely with our trade partners in the future” said Nick.

Ella Cuyler previously served as Hospitality Manager at Ellerman House for the past two years; her vast experience includes being a lodge manager at a number of camps in Botswana, South Africa, and Zambia, as well as the Seychelles. Warm, welcoming, and elegant, Ella said of her appointment: “I am proud to be part of the Ellerman House team and to be the one that has been appointed to lead the team, is an absolute honour for me. I do believe the position will present its challenges but I am ready and will go out of my way to make a success and make Ellerman House an even more elegant and happy place to visit.”

In the words of Paul Harris, owner of Ellerman House: “We strive to be an iconic destination, showcasing the very best that South Africa has to offer. In order to achieve this we recognize that we must continually strive to improve the quality of the property, our hospitality and our service. I believe that these new developments will enable us to achieve these objectives.”

Ellerman House

Ellerman House & Villa is situated in Bantry Bay, one of the best addresses in Cape Town. With spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean, irresistibly charming staff and an art and wine collection that will leave you breathless, guests just can’t keep away. Ellerman House is the place to stay in Africa’s southernmost city. For more information about Ellerman House, please visit or call + 27 (0) 21 430 3200.

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