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.

10 hours ago

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...

3 days ago

The Ridge wins Diamond Arrow Award

The Ridge has won the Diamond Arrow Award at the PMR.africa 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

Heavenly Spa named best luxury urban escape spa at Luxury Spa Awards

The Westin Cape Town's Heavenly Spa received the award for the Best Luxury Urban Escape Spa at the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards. The World Luxury Spa Awards are presented to luxury spas in 32 different categories; about 29 South African spas entered this particular category. Consumers are...

6 Sep 2017

Sandra Lennox named Club Manager of the Year at CMASA Awards

George Golf Club GM Sandra Lennox became the first woman to be named the Club Manager of the Year at the Club Management Association of South Africa's (CMASA) annual awards. The awards gala was held at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. The CMASA Awards are held in association with...

4 Sep 2017

Gatsby Spa judged a world premiere spa

Sun International's Sun City Gatsby Spa has recently won a global award at the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards in the Luxury Spa Group category. The voting system for the awards is based on service excellence rated by spa guests.

25 Aug 2017

Tsogo Sun, Proudly South African host honourary lunch

Tsogo Sun and Proudly South African partnered this past Women's Day to host a lunch in honour of the remarkability of women. The theme of the lunch/event was 'own your throne', which celebrates and enforces the act of women embracing themselves. The event featured TV presenter Leanne Manas, ...

11 Aug 2017

D'oreale Grande Hotel is a contender at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace has become a contender at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards after it was nominated in the Luxury Casino, Air Transit, and Luxury Business Hotel categories. In its 11th year, the awards is an international organisation that recognises and...

11 Aug 2017

Fedhasa aims to improve young industry professionals through mentorship

The Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa) has launched the Fedhasa Cape Young Professionals Mentorship Initiative in an effort to develop the skills of young people in the sector. The 12-month mentorship programme pairs young industry professionals with a mentor who has a...

11 Aug 2017

Country's brightest acknowledged at Standard Bank Rising Star Awards

The sixth annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards were held at the Hilton Sandton. The event was hosted by comedian Joey Rasdien and the Tourism Minister, Tokozile Xasa, delivered the opening address. The awards are aimed at acknowledging 12 industries' rising stars and creating a network of...

7 Aug 2017

Africa Albida Tourism now a 24-hour reservationist

Africa Albida Tourism has become 24-hour reservationists since 1 August 2017. The move has been implemented to better serve the needs of its customers not in the same time zones. The hospitality group's central reservations, located at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, will be operating for...

3 Aug 2017

Big Easy Durban shines bright like a diamond at Diners Club Winelist Awards

Big Easy Durban was awarded diamond status in the 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards. The winners of this year's Diners Club Winelist Awards were announced at a special ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga. Diamond status is the highest accolade in the Diners Club...

3 Aug 2017

Granny Mouse awarded the Diners Club Diamond Award

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa has been awarded the Diners Club Diamond Award for its wine list for an eighth consecutive year. The Diners Club wine list awards act as confirmation that a particular establishment has a well thought-out wine list. Granny Mouse was one of seven establishments in...

1 Aug 2017

D'oreale Grande hotel awarded certificate of excellence

D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace has been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The award picks out establishments that consistently receive exceptional travel reviews on TripAdvisor and maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five stars. It also...

31 Jul 2017

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