About Us

Stefan Braun

Chief Executive – Development & Management

Stefan has over 30 years of local and international experience in the hospitality and leisure industry, in the fields of hotel management and development management and is widely regarded as the operational expert, across all disciplines within the hospitality and leisure industry.  

He was the founding CEO of the Arabella SA Group in 1999, where he was directly responsible for all aspects of the group’s business enterprises, with special emphasis on the development and operations of the Arabella Country Estate, Arabella Golf Club and the Western Cape Hotel & Spa near Hermanus, the hospitality facilities at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, The Paulaner Bräuhaus and Restaurant and the development of the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel (nowadays Westin). In 2004 he founded Hodevco, which he has run since, including a period of secondment for 18 months from 2009, when he was appointed COO of the distressed Pinnacle Point Group, pursuant to his introduction to the group by ABSA on a turnaround project assignment. 

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