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Otto J. STEHLIK Executive Chairman, Protea Hospitality Corporation (Pty) Limited, Cape Town


1966 Practical Training with intercontinental hotels-Vienna
1967 Hyde Park Hotel, London-Receptionist
1968-1970 Royal Gardens Hotel, London-Receptionist-promoted to chef de brigade-promoted to chef de reception
1970 Immigrated to South Africa
1970 Heerengracht Hotel-Receptionist
1973 Heerengracht Hotel-Sales Manager
1973-1978 Appointed to board of directors as marketing director
1978-1984 Managing Director of Heerengracht Hotel
1984 Launched Protea Hotels & Inns
since 1988 Formation of Holding Company, Protea Hospitality Corporation-Appointed Executive Chairman


L`Ecole d`Hotellierie-Vienna, Austria
Cornell University, Ithaca, USA Alumnus
Tourism Business Council-Board Member


Grand Decoration of Honour for services to the Republic of Austria, 2006
Excellence Award Faculty of Management in Recognition of Exceptional Contribution to the Cape Town Hotel School-Cape Technikon, 2004
Fedhasa Presidents Award, 1997
Austrian Golden A Award-Austrian Government, 1992
Personality of the year-Tourism Liaison Council, 1989
Finalist Award Non Listed Company, 1989
Traveller`s Friend Award, 1989
Marketing Man of the Year Western Cape, 1989