HVS opens satellite office in Nairobi

HVS has expanded to East Africa by opening a satellite office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will be supervised by Catherine Gachie who has more than 15 years of experience in the Kenyan hospitality sector. The office will centre its attention on consulting/valuation, executive search, and...

7 Mar 2018

Fortis Hotels 2016 training class attains success

Nineteen learners out of 21 from the Fortis Hotels 2016 training class graduated with distinction on 19 January 2018. Fortis Hotels entered into a partnership with the Capital Hotel School in 2016 for its learners to get either professional cookery or hospitality management qualifications. The...

6 Mar 2018

Singita creates new partner airline

Singita has unveiled Grumeti Air; the conservation company's new partner airline that will provide a connection to its lodges and camps in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The airline's flights will be just over an hour, flying directly from Arusha to Singita Sasakwa Lodge through Kilimanjaro. The...

2 Mar 2018

Golf Digest ranks Fancourt golf court as number one

Fancourt's Links Golf Court ranked first in Golf Digest ranking of South African golf courses for 2018. The course was previously ranked first by the publication in 2011, 2014, and 2016. Two other Fancourt golf courses featured in the overall 2018 rankings. The rankings are based on seven...

20 Feb 2018

Tintswalo Atlantic stands with global 'straw wars'

Tintswalo Atlantic has decided to no longer use straws and has completely banned it from the hotel. The decision comes after other hotels and restaurants stopped using straws to help reduce pollution. The hotel has replaced straws with re-usable glass straws. The hotel's close proximity to...

20 Feb 2018

BON Hotels is collecting water for CT

BON Hotels is currently running a water collection drive for those affected by the drought. Guests and visitors have been asked to donate five litres of water, which can be left in the BONangel donation bins located at the reception at BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, and...

13 Feb 2018

Moontide receives LTG accolade

The Moontide Guest Lodge recently received the World Luxury Lodge of the Year award at the Luxury Travel Guide (LTG) Awards, which was held in London in the UK. The LTG Awards is held in acknowledgement of excellence across all sectors of the luxury travel and tourism industry. Nearly two...

12 Feb 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group trend report highlights importance of provenance

InterContinental Hotels Group's (IHG) 2018 Trends Report - that was published at the World Economic Forum - underlines the importance of provenance and its relationship with brand success. IHG unveiled The Provenance Chain in the sixth edition of its annual report series. The Provenance Chain is...

8 Feb 2018

AccorHotels picks up seven awards at African Travel Awards

AccorHotels has won seven awards in the second edition of the African Travel Awards. The event was organised by Jumia Travel. AccorHotels came out on top for the following categories: Best Business Hotel in Algeria, Best Hotel in Littoral region, Best Hotel in Ivory Coast and Best Hotel in the...

8 Feb 2018

Uncharted Africa is to handle Mapula Lodge

Uncharted Africa is set to manage Mapula Lodge from April 2018. The lodge is currently undergoing a full revamp. The lodge will re-open on 9 April 2018 with nine new canvases, one family tent, and thatch tents. The main area will also be upgraded to feature an area to relax, a small library,...

2 Feb 2018

Granny Mouse wins Affordable Luxury Hotel of the Year Award

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa has been awarded the Affordable Luxury Hotel of the Year Award for KwaZulu-Natal by the Luxury Travel Guide. The hotel has been awarded by the Luxury Travel Guide for a second consecutive year after winning the Excellence in Service Award for KwaZulu-Natal last...

31 Jan 2018

Conrad Pezula picks up three at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa has won three awards at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards. The resort and spa came out on top for the 'Global Luxury Golf Resort' category, the 'Southern African Luxury Honeymoon Resort' category and the 'South African Luxury Coastal Resort' category. The World...

24 Jan 2018

Airbnb speaks out about Trump's 'sh*thole' remarks

Airbnb has commented on US president Donald Trump's recent remarks on Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador, saying the countries and continent are home to more than 116,000 Airbnb listings. The company has further stated that Airbnb hosts in these countries/continent earned a total of $170m in 2017 by...

23 Jan 2018

Kievits Kroon picks up Outstanding Service Award

GoHotels.com 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 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

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