BON Hotels bids farewell to industry icon

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BON Hotels is mourning the passing of industry stalwart Pieter Bekker, Operations Director at BON Hotels International West Africa.

His unexpected passing has left the South African and Nigerian hotel sector reeling.

Bekker brought decades of experience to the industry, spanning some 40 years – 13 of those in West African hospitality.

A good part of his career was spent with Protea Hotels, which included general management positions at various hotels, a number of years as a member of the board, and co-founder of a new brand management company.

Bekker relocated to Nigeria in 2002 and oversaw two hotels there before being appointed Regional Director based in Lagos, where he saw out the rest of his association with Protea before being appointed to the board of BON Hotels International West Africa.