New Director of Sales and Marketing – Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Cape Town

Marnie Delaney-Parker has joined the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Previously with the Cape Grace and Sun International, Marnie has over 20 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Her work with Anantara Hotels and Resorts in Thailand saw the group double its portfolio over a four-year period. Whilst based in the UK she specialized in sales and marketing with hotel groups in Italy and Croatia, focusing on all market segments.

“I am delighted to be working with a great brand like Radisson Blu” commented Marnie. “There are lots of very positive things happening in tourism in South Africa and Cape Town at present.”

Since arriving in Cape Town three and a half years ago, she has witnessed a filling out of the traditional ‘quiet season’ of winter, which has been the bugbear of city tourism bodies and operators.

“I see Cape Town developing strongly as a year-round destination. It’s got the weather proof attractions of great food and drink venues, fantastic scenery and wonderful winelands destinations to visit – all within a couple of hours drive.”

Debra Sivertsen, General Manager at Radisson Blu Waterfront, welcomed Marnie saying “Marnie is a great addition to our dynamic team. Her international and local experience will assist us in maintaining our position as one of the most successful hotels in Cape Town.”

When Marnie has time off she enjoys the scenic attractions of Noordhoek with her husband and 9-year-old twin boys. “The boys love the outdoor life and sports in Cape Town. And I’ve taken up golf, but I’m not sure if my handicap is anything to boast about!”

About Radisson Blu®

Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES! SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.

Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, Connect with Radisson Blu on social media: @RadissonBlu on Twitter and Instagram and

About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 484 hotels with over 105,000 rooms in operation or under development in 82 countries.

Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was named one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd.—a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016.

The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

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