Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Derrick Erwee brings to his new role more than two decades of hospitality experience with an extensive food and beverage background. Erwee managed various restaurants and private clubs in Cape Town before moving to the United States in 2009.
PORT JEFFERSON, NEW YORK – Danfords Hotel & Marina — the newly renovated waterfront property and full-service marina situated in the heart of historic Port Jefferson Village on Long Island’s North Shore — announce that Derrick Erwee has been appointed as the hotel’s new General Manager. Erwee will utilize his extensive skills from over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and food and beverage industries as he oversees operations at Danfords Hotel & Marina.
On his appointment, Erwee commented, “I’ve enjoyed building my career all over the East Coast and most recently on Long Island, and I look forward to bringing my hospitality experience to Danfords. I am honored to become a part of this team and the Port Jefferson community as we welcome travelers and locals alike to the refreshed Danfords.”
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Erwee brings to his new role more than two decades of hospitality experience with an extensive food and beverage background. Erwee managed various restaurants and private clubs in Cape Town before moving to the United States in 2009. Erwee developed his hospitality expertise all along the East Coast, working as Restaurant Manager of Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, FL; Clubhouse Manager at the Muttontown Club in New York, NY; and Food & Beverage Manager at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, ME. Most recently, Erwee served as the Assistant General Manager at Sound View Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island, NY.
“Danfords has always delivered memorable experiences for guests and locals alike. Following the property’s recent refresh, we are thrilled to enter a new era delivering a new experience for guests, under the management of Derrick Erwee,” says Daniel Coggins, SVP of Independent Hotels and Resorts for TPG. “We are pleased to welcome Erwee into the Port Jefferson community and look forward to what is to come.”
As Danfords’ onsite restaurant undergoes a refresh to be completed this spring, guests can enjoy the flavorful fare and professional service the property is known for at its newest venue, The Waterview at Port Jefferson Country Club. The Waterview encompasses multiple dining options where guests can enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and harbor.
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