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Improving hospitality operations with innovative access control
Improving hospitality operations with innovative access control

With a high customer volume and cash-and labour-intensive market, it has become necessary to integrate technology into the hospitality industry which offers advanced security capabilities for a safer environment...

15 hours ago

How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?
How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?

Although hotel technology development is gaining traction across the globe, Africa's hospitality industry is still lagging somewhat in its uptake...

18 hours ago

Lying low and staying in your lane
Lying low and staying in your lane

2018 brought plenty of hours of spring cleaning at BON Hotels: we cleared out the cobwebs and passed on projects, properties and relationships that, like outdated clothing, no longer fit us nicely. The result was an interesting period of introspection and lying low...

By Guy Stehlik 2 days ago

Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar
Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar

Sotano in Bree Street recently opened a pintxos bar serving elevated bar snacks for the after work crowd...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2019

Sheraton marks guest experience transformation with new logo design
Sheraton marks guest experience transformation with new logo design

Marriott International's Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new logo paying homage to its past, depicting its vision for the future. The new design will appear across all collateral and websites from April 2019...

18 Mar 2019

The Crystal Serenity at Mo'orea Beach, French Polynesia.
Sampling the six-star dining aboard Crystal Serenity's Waterside restaurant

On the night of 12 March 2019, we had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine aboard the Waterside restaurant while the Luxury Collection's Crystal Serenity was docked at the Cruises Terminal of the V&A Waterfront. Here's a taste of the experience...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2019

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Entries open for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019/20 competition

South African chefs, David Higgs, Angelo Scirocco and Vusi Ndlovu share their experiences with the competition and shares advice for young chefs preparing to embark on this global gastronomic journey...

12 Mar 2019

Making a good kitchen great with La Colombe's James Gaag
Making a good kitchen great with La Colombe's James Gaag

At the mere age of 29, La Colombe Executive Chef James Gaag has already established a name for himself in the restaurant industry...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Mar 2019

The Luxury Collection signs its first Seychelles-based hotel
The Luxury Collection signs its first Seychelles-based hotel

The Luxury Collection has announced its first hotel in Seychelles with the signing of North Island...

8 Mar 2019

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Stable real estate market continues to draw investment in Casablanca - JLL

JLL's 2018 Year in Review report has outlined a relatively stable real estate market in Casablanca across its hospitality, retail and industrial sectors...

6 Mar 2019

Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotels
Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotels

Although Cape Town is listed as one of Green Destination's Top 100 Sustainable Destinations, local tourism attractions and hotels still need to sow sustainability into their everyday workings, making green living a daily practice...

5 Mar 2019

GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape Town
GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape Town

Guy Bennett has teamed up with GiGi Rooftop at Gorgeous George as its new executive chef and looks forward to creating European-style cuisine with some unique flourishes for the GiGi menu...

4 Mar 2019

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FEDHASA appoints Lee Zama as its first female CEO

"We believe that we have secured the services of a talented and dynamic CEO, in Lee Zama and we look forward to Lee taking control of FEDHASA's recently adopted strategic objectives in our drive to secure additional new and exciting benefits for all of our members."

4 Mar 2019

BON Hotel Richards Bay refurbishes with fresh new look and feel
BON Hotel Richards Bay refurbishes with fresh new look and feel

The soft refurb features a colourful retro-vibe muted by natural wood, with ambient lighting and a nature-inspired colour palette...

28 Feb 2019

4 common customer service mistakes in hospitality
4 common customer service mistakes in hospitality

The hospitality industry is a complex one; it comes with high expectations for service excellence, whether that's from valuable conferences hosting hundreds to the intrepid single traveller looking forward to a relaxing break.

By Wynand Smit 27 Feb 2019

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups
Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Feb 2019

Negotiating the gap between aesthetics and profit
Negotiating the gap between aesthetics and profit

Grant Gillis considers himself a hostage negotiator. A odd title for an interior designer to choose, but as he explains he is the linchpin between all the parties involved in a project...

18 Feb 2019

Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus
The Palace's rooftop garden boasts rare veggies

Given the glitz and extravagance of Sun City, the rooftop of The Palace hotel is an unlikely place of a veggie garden, but that's exactly what it is...

15 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban...

13 Feb 2019

Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries.

12 Feb 2019

GCCC a culinary marvel
GCCC a culinary marvel

Gallagher Convention Centre Catering (GCCC) is the preferred on-site supplier to Gallagher Convention Centre for all the venue's culinary requirements...

Issued by Gallagher Convention Centre 8 Feb 2019

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Radisson Hotel Group announces new commercial strategy for SA

The commercial strategy is set to drive market share and maximise revenues across its hotel portfolio in the key cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg...

7 Feb 2019

Culinary passion, experience and awards with FYN Chef Peter Tempelhoff
Culinary passion, experience and awards with FYN Chef Peter Tempelhoff

According to FYN chef Peter Tempelhoff, dining out is not a binary experience...

By Robin Fredericks 5 Feb 2019

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Stellenbosch Wine Route chefs partner for social impact initiative, Tasting Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch Wine Routes has introduced Tasting Stellenbosch - a social development programme set to upskill the community through hospitality training...

4 Feb 2019

The new social hubs of urban spaces
The new social hubs of urban spaces

We're all aware of the primary functions of hotels: business and leisure accommodation and, depending on the property, meetings and conferences. Lately, though, hotels have adopted a fresh approach to the ways in which they merge seamlessly with their neighbourhoods...

By Avukile Mabombo 28 Jan 2019

Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town
Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town

Created out of two restored heritage buildings, it's the first hotel in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels group...

23 Jan 2019

Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters
Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters

As the desire for fresh local food continues to grow, farm-to-table dining is set to become an even more significant 2019 trend in the hospitality industry...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 23 Jan 2019

SA hospitality anticipates positive industry growth for 2019
SA hospitality anticipates positive industry growth for 2019

Minister Beverley Schäfer along with general managers from across the Cape gathered to discuss how their hotels faired over this festive season and what to expect for 2019...

22 Jan 2019

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Marriot International launches Bonvoy loyalty programme

Marriott International has unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty programme, which will replace loyalty brands Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest...

18 Jan 2019

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