Arthur Gilis

Arthur Gillis is an extremely successful South African serial hotelier and proud dad of five (3 biological and 2 from his second marriage) and grandfather of four children.

As an entrepreneur and CEO, Arthur grew the Protea Hotels Group from the initial four hotels to the leading hotel operating company in Africa consisting of 128 hotels in 19 countries with 16.000 employees. After 36 years, in 2014, Arthur facilitated the sale of Protea Hotels’ three brands and management company to Marriott International, Inc.

July 20, 2020

33 Arthur Gillis: learnings from a blended family by a seasoned entre…

“As fathers we sometimes have to be benevolent dictators, even if our children are grown-ups, they are still children.” Arthur Gi…

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