Kievits Kroon picks up Outstanding Service Award has awarded Kievits Kroon Country Estate with the Outstanding Service Award. The award acknowledges hotels that have an excellent record of positive guest reviews. The estate received a review score of 90% on guest feedback, cleanliness, guest experience, facilities,...

10 Jan 2018

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group receives seven World Luxury Hotel Awards

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group received seven accolades at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, which took place in Switzerland on 2 December 2017. The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg won the Luxury City Hotel Award, while The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis in Egypt was awarded the...

8 Dec 2017

Chef Sharmain Dixon receives 14th President's Award

Chef Sharmain Dixon received the President's Award for 2017; making her the 14th recipient of the award. The South African Chef's Association (SA Chefs) selected Dixon for her contribution to the growth and development of the South African hospitality industry as well as her education and training...

8 Dec 2017

Tintswalo Atlantic wins three World Luxury Hotel Awards

Tintswalo Atlantic won three awards at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards, which was held in St Moritz, Switzerland on 2 December 2017. Tintswalo Atlantic was named best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel in SA, Luxury Boutique Hotel in SA, and was also named the regional winner in the Luxury Wedding...

8 Dec 2017

Royal Palm Hotel acquires independency

The owners of the Royal Palm Hotel has made its hotel independent, which means that it no longer forms part of a hotel group or chain. The decision was made because of the hotel's desire to attract new business by offering its customers a more personalised service as an independent hotel.

7 Dec 2017

Fancourt named best golf hotel in SA

Fancourt Hotel was named South Africa's Best Golf Hotel 2017 at the World Golf Awards. Fancourt has three golf courses, which were designed by South African golfing legend Gary Player. The World Golf Awards forms part of the World Travel Awards and aims to celebrate and reward excellence in...

29 Nov 2017

Condé Nast Johansens names Manor House Best Newcomer in Africa

The Manor House Boutique Hotel in the Garden Route was named the Best Newcomer in Africa 2018 at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. The Manor House was originally built in 1859 and has 18 uniquely decorated suites, a private pool, garden and library; as well as unique services. Condé...

10 Nov 2017

Protea Hotels wins service excellence award

Protea Hotels by Marriott International was named as the winner in service excellence in the hotel industry as measured by the 2017/2018 Ask Africa Orange Index benchmark. The award reflects the drive towards enhanced visitor experiences within the hospitality industry. The Orange Index...

3 Nov 2017

Palazzo Hotel receives four accolades

The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino in Johannesburg has added four more awards to its trophy cabinet. The hotel received the Regional Service Excellence Accommodation Award in the hotel sub-category at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. It was also presented with the Best for the Business Traveller...

2 Nov 2017

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa's Leading City Hotel

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been named as Africa's Leading City Hotel at the World Travel Awards. The achievement makes it the fourth consecutive time the hotel has won the award. The awards were held at the regional Africa Gala Ceremony in Rwanda.

1 Nov 2017

Randpark Club named best golf course in Best of Joburg

Randpark Club was named Best Golf Course in the 2017 Best of Joburg Readers' Choice Awards. This is the sixth consecutive time that the golf course has received this accolade. Randpark Club has also been selected as the host of the Joburg Open golf tournament on 7-10 December 2017.

25 Oct 2017

Emperors Palace picks up seven Ekurhuleni Awards

Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino, Convention and Entertainment Resort has won seven awards at the 2017 Best of Ekhuruleni Readers' Choice Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, 19 October 2017 at The Palace of Dreams.

23 Oct 2017

Wild Card membership tariff to increase

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has adjusted the annual tariff of its Wild Card programme membership. From 1 November 2017, the prices of the Wild Card membership will increase in line with the yearly consumer price index. The Wild Card membership will increase from R515 to R565 for...

20 Oct 2017

The Ridge wins Diamond Arrow Award

The Ridge has won the Diamond Arrow Award at the Awards after ranking first in the casinos/entertainment category. The awards are the result of a research process whereby companies and institutions are rated based on respondents' perceptions and its overall customer satisfaction.

18 Oct 2017

Aha Hotels & Lodges to expand in Zambia

Aha Hotels & Lodges' development in Zambia will continue to grow through the signing of the management and marketing contract of the Kafue River Cliff Hotel and Conference Centre, effective from 15 September 2017. Kafue River Cliff Hotel is located in a town in the Lusaka...

13 Oct 2017

Kigali Marriott wins two WTA Africa awards

Kigali Marriott Hotel has won two awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa. The hotel was acknowledged as Rwanda's Leading Business Hotel and Rwanda's Leading City Hotel. The ceremony was held Kigali, Rwanda.

13 Oct 2017

Tourism Council awards Werf Cottages with five stars

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa awarded the Werf Cottages on the Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek with five-star accreditation. The seven cottages offer farm-to-table food, sprawling gardens, spa treatments, wine tastings, and outdoor activities, which take guests to the orchards...

12 Oct 2017

Aha Hotels & Lodges wins Africa Tourism Award

Aha Hotels & Lodges received the Best African Hotel Group award at the 2017 Africa Tourism Awards on 10 October 2017. The awards were hosted by the World Tourism Forum in Accra, Ghana. The awards provide African tourism service providers with an opportunity to showcase their offerings and...

12 Oct 2017

Orion Hotels wins Sanlam Top Destination award

Orion Hotels & Resorts have won the Sabre Top Destination Technology Award at the Sanlam Top Destination Awards ceremony. The award comes from the newest category that was created to include all establishments that have chosen Sabre technology and its Synxis Central Reservation System to power up...

4 Oct 2017

Hayward's gets five stars at Sanlam Top Destination Awards

Hayward's Grand Safari Company received a five-star grading at the 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards was held at the Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town on 14 September 2017. Out of the 9,600 nominees, 35 were awarded the title of ‘Top Destination' in their...

27 Sep 2017

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa nominated for three global awards

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been nominated in three categories at the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The three categories are the 'Luxury City Hotel', the 'Luxury Business Hotel' and the 'Luxury All Suite Hotel'. The awards recognises service excellence by acknowledging the top luxury hotels in...

26 Sep 2017

Emperors Palace launches web-based learning platform

Emperors Palace has launched an e-learning platform titled 'Lobster Ink'. The platform will support and promote workplace skills development and training for its employees by providing unlimited access to modules that cover a range of topics and specialties. The purpose of the learning...

21 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun picks up Best South African Hotel Group award

Tsogo Sun has won the Best South African Hotel group award at the Business Traveller Africa Awards. The Business Traveller Africa Awards are held in alliance with the Business Traveller Africa magazine by Future Group. The awards ceremony was presented in Sandton, Johannesburg.

20 Sep 2017

Fortis Hotels' hearing-impaired initiative

Fortis Hotels has implemented an initiative that will employ hearing-impaired chefs into its kitchens. The initiative comprises of a training programme that will qualify and then employ trainee chefs that are hearing-impaired. The hearing-impaired chefs derive from the Trans-Oranje school in...

19 Sep 2017

African Travel Women Awards acknowledges Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's Vickie Muyanga and Simone Kuhn have both been listed in the Top Hoteliers category at the African Travel 100 Women Awards. The awards were held on 11 September 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

18 Sep 2017

Karkloof Safari Spa picks up two awards

Karkloof Safari Spa has won two awards at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The spa won the 'Best Five Star Lodge' and the 'Best Lap of Luxury Experience' awards. The awards took place at Umfolozi Casino in Richards Bay on 7 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

Karkloof Safari Spa picks up two awards

Karkloof Safari Spa has won two awards at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The spa won the 'Best Five Star Lodge' and the 'Best Lap of Luxury Experience' awards. The awards took place at Umfolozi Casino in Richards Bay on 7 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel receives five-star rating

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has awarded the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel with a five-star rating. A five-star rating is awarded to establishments that display quality and luxurious accommodation that match international standards. The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel is situated in Green...

13 Sep 2017

Inter Hotel Challenge winners announced at gala dinner

The fifth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge gala awards dinner was held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun on 5 August 2017. The competition aims to provide a vehicle and public platform for creating an environment of mentorship for the country's hospitality industry. Beverly Hills' Eugene...

7 Sep 2017

Marriott International picks up two awards

Marriott International has been awarded the best business hotel group and the best international hotel group in South Africa at the Business Traveler Africa Awards 2017. The awards were recently held in Cape Town and the nominations for the event were sourced from various travel bodies.

7 Sep 2017

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