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Garnet Basson

Garnet Basson is the chief operating officer of The Capital Hotels and Apartments, a South African group of hotel apartment properties set on disrupting the market with its alternative corporate travel accommodation model. He joined the company as the general manager of The Capital Empire Executive Apartments and Hotel in 2014, and was promoted to his current role in 2015. Basson is responsible for generating revenue and achieving regional goals across the group’s nine properties, including budgeting, profit and loss, new business development, and new properties and projects. He also oversees the group’s entire human resources function for its 400+ staff, and provides leadership to all employees. Garnet joined The Capital Hotels and Apartments from his role as general manager at the Holiday Inn Sandton, and has also worked at the Three Cities Hotel Management Group, the Grande Roche Hotel Paarl, and Arabella South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He entered the hospitality industry via restaurants, starting out as manager of a Pavarotti’s franchise. Garnet holds a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Cape Technikon.


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