Having grown up in an hotel from the age of 5, Mark founded Hotel Spec in 2003. Drawing from his life experience in the hospitality industry, Mark created a specialist consulting firm dealing with all aspects of hotel design, project management, development and technical services, procurement, installations and commissioning of new and refurbished hotel properties.
Hotel Spec to date has worked on over 84 projects in 21 African countries with international brands such as Radisson, Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Hilton, Park Inn, Mövenpick and Sheraton to name a few. Prior to forming Hotel Spec, Mark worked in the hotel industry for 13 years in Southern Africa and in the UK. Including properties like the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City, Wild Coast Sun Hotel, Resort and Casino, Kensington Palace Hotel, and others, Mark gained experience from restaurant management, banqueting, housekeeping, Rooms Division Management and held the position of Hotel Manager on Renaissance Cruises, Food & Beverage Director of the Palace at Sun City, Hotel Manager Serenite Resort amongst others.