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Being blue at Belmond Reid's Palace
Being blue at Belmond Reid's Palace

They say a change is as good as a holiday, but sometimes being in familiar surroundings is more relaxing...

By Brian Berkman 30 Jul 2015 08:38

Marriott Hotel opens its doors in Makkah
Marriott Hotel opens its doors in Makkah

Marriott International has announced the opening of the Makkah Marriott Hotel, the company's first flagship brand in the holy city...

27 Jul 2015 09:12



Airbnb plans to expand across Africa
Airbnb plans to expand across Africa

Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world and explore the sharing economy's impact and expansion, particularly on the African continent - which represents a huge opportunity for the company...

27 Jul 2015 08:18

Queen Victoria Hotel recognised by Expedia.com
Queen Victoria Hotel recognised by Expedia.com

The Queen Victoria Hotel in the Portswood Ridge Precinct at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has been named a 2015 Expedia Insiders' Select Hotel...

24 Jul 2015 12:29

IPRA selects Johannesburg's best hotels for World Congress 2015
IPRA selects Johannesburg's best hotels for World Congress 2015

Five quintessential hotels have been carefully selected by IPRA as possible accommodation choices for delegates attending the International Public Relations Association 2015 World Congress and Exhibition...

Issued by IPRA 24 Jul 2015 11:42

Cape Grace Sommelier takes first place at SA Wine-Tasting Championship 2015 Cape Town - Cape Grace
Cape Grace Sommelier takes first place at SA Wine-Tasting Championship 2015 Cape Town

Marlvin Gwese, Cape Grace's Assistant Sommelier, took first place in the Winterhalter challenge at the Cape Town leg of the South African Wine-Tasting Championship 2015...

Issued by Cape Grace 23 Jul 2015 13:34

Menlyn Boutique Hotel nominated for prestigious awards
Menlyn Boutique Hotel nominated for prestigious awards

The Menlyn Boutique Hotel has recently been nominated for three prestigious awards...

23 Jul 2015 06:22

Hotel Verde achieves double Platinum certification for LEED
Hotel Verde achieves double Platinum certification for LEED

Hotel Verde has been awarded a second LEED Platinum Green Building Certification by the United States Green Building Council...

22 Jul 2015 12:47

Leeu Collection acquires Le Quartier Français
Leeu Collection acquires Le Quartier Français

Analjit Singh of Leeu Collection will take over as the new owners of Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek on 1 September 2015...

20 Jul 2015 15:01

The Capital Hotel Group rolls out in Cape Town and Pretoria
The Capital Hotel Group rolls out in Cape Town and Pretoria

The Capital Hotel Group, with six properties across Sandton, are set to open two new properties, The Capital Mirage (opening October 2015), and Menlyn Main (opening in September 2016)...

By Brian Berkman 20 Jul 2015 13:59

Cape Grace Hotel Candidates prepare for the final round of the Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge! - Cape Grace
Cape Grace Hotel Candidates prepare for the final round of the Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge!

On 22 July, Chef Charmainne Deacon and Wine Steward Mpho Masiu will be competing in the final round of the Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge, which features 25 hotels from the Cape, Port Elizabeth, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng...

Issued by Cape Grace 16 Jul 2015 11:43

Newmark Hotels gets global recognition
Newmark Hotels gets global recognition

South African hotel management company, Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges has scooped two prestigious international travel and tourism awards...

16 Jul 2015 09:57

Changes at San Martinho Beach Club
Changes at San Martinho Beach Club

It is often said that a change is as good as a holiday...

15 Jul 2015 13:19

Travelling requires a savings plan
Travelling requires a savings plan

There are high-income earners and high net asset worth people who are in a position to cover their short-, medium- and long-term financial mishaps from their income flows...

15 Jul 2015 11:28

The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas
The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas

Even before Julia Roberts entered Hugh Grant's blue door in the movie Notting Hill, W11, or Notting Hill Gate, London in the Royal Borough of Chelsea, was a place to visit...

By Brian Berkman 15 Jul 2015 05:58

Stay a while in Stuttgart
Stay a while in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany may be best known as the home of Mercedes Benz, Porsche and of Bosch but it is also within proximity of a charming and characteristic University town, Tübingen...

By Brian Berkman 13 Jul 2015 13:31

Travel agents must value their services
Travel agents must value their services

It's no secret that the internet has changed life as we know it. Sometimes for the good, sometimes for the not so good...

By Rian Bornman 13 Jul 2015 11:28

Added value at hotels more important than ever
Added value at hotels more important than ever

Getting value for the money spent on a hotel stay is more important than ever before...

By Brian Berkman 7 Jul 2015 11:58

V&A preferred bidder for Cape Town cruise terminal
V&A preferred bidder for Cape Town cruise terminal

V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd was awarded the status of Preferred Bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town by the Transnet National Ports Authority...

1 Jul 2015 02:14

A digital key to open your hotel door
A digital key to open your hotel door

South Africa's leading hotels are expected to digitally change the way in which guests can check in to hotels in the near future...

24 Jun 2015 14:51

Hotel Verde awarded 6 Star rating by GBCSA
Hotel Verde awarded 6 Star rating by GBCSA

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded a 6 Star rating in the Green Star SA Existing Building Performance tool to Hotel Verde in Cape Town...

22 Jun 2015 11:24

Rhino Ridge lodge powered by Schneider Electric solar system
Rhino Ridge lodge powered by Schneider Electric solar system

AdSolar EPC chose photovoltaic (PV) innovation by the specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, to power the creation of a new 22-room Rhino Ridge luxury game lodge bordering the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal...

11 Jun 2015 13:50

Having The Last Word, again
Having The Last Word, again

Increasingly, experienced travellers are opting for inclusive holiday packages in response to not, as the Americans put it, "being Nickelled and Dimed"...

By Brian Berkman 8 Jun 2015 13:17

'Y' we need to focus on brand loyalty from Gen Next
'Y' we need to focus on brand loyalty from Gen Next

Cutting through Gen Y/Gen Next/Millennials' short attention spans can be a problem. Nicholas Barenblatt, Group Marketing Manager at Protea Hotels & African Pride Hotels, tells us how they get it right...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Jun 2015 06:00

Park Hyatt Zanzibar now open
Park Hyatt Zanzibar now open

The idyllic East African island of Zanzibar extends a warm welcome to the Hyatt family with the opening of Park Hyatt Zanzibar in March 2015...

3 Jun 2015 11:55

Sir David Boutique Guesthouse is all refreshed
Sir David Boutique Guesthouse is all refreshed

The Sir David Boutique Guesthouse have had some time to repaint, refresh and revive its boutique guesthouse in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town...

2 Jun 2015 14:52

New travel regulations now in place
New travel regulations now in place

The new Passport and Travel Documents Act officially took effect from 1 June 2015...

1 Jun 2015 12:55

Protea Hotel Edward adds more rooms
Protea Hotel Edward adds more rooms

Protea Hotel Edward in Durban is adding 30 new rooms to its existing 101 rooms in a renovation/construction process that will take approximately six months

28 May 2015 17:05

Exciting new developments at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate
Exciting new developments at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate

The award-winning Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate, just west of Mossel Bay, is undergoing a number of superlative renovations and upgrades that will add great value to homeowners and visitors alike...

Issued by Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate 28 May 2015 11:00

A forest lodge with beach access near Cape Town
A forest lodge with beach access near Cape Town

Curmudgeonly. That's what I've become...

By Brian Berkman 25 May 2015 09:58

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