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Africa's first Radisson RED celebrates its first anniversary
Africa's first Radisson RED celebrates its first anniversary

Eugene Yiga talks to the curator of Radisson RED in Cape Town, Dale Simpson, about the new hotel...

By Eugene Yiga 14 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Marc Wachsberger, MD at The Capital Hotels and Apartments
Doing hotels The Capital way

We chat with Marc Wachsberger, MD at The Capital Hotels and Apartments, about hotels, the industry and what the future holds...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Chris Lehane, head of global policy and public affairs for Airbnb © .
Airbnb in Africa for the long haul

Airbnb's Chris Lehane elaborates on how Airbnb plans to expand into Africa, comments on some of the travel and tourism trends coming up and explains how a global brand such as Airbnb remains relevant, resilient and innovative...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Caroline Ncoko
#WomensMonth: Two decades in food driven by passion

The President Hotel has welcomed travellers from around the world for decades and the hotel's longest-standing employee, junior sous chef Caroline Ncoko, has been around for two of those...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Hotel management: The balance between luxury and profit
Hotel management: The balance between luxury and profit

While every business needs to be profitable, there is such a thing as a happy balance between profits and classy standards. In fact, you cannot achieve profits without having the right standards in place, even delightful ones...

By Guy Stehlik 3 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Future for SA hotels looks rosy
Future for SA hotels looks rosy

2016 was a positive year for South Africa's hotel sector, with further growth forecast over the next five years. This is the finding of PwC's 7th edition of the Hotels Outlook: 2017 - 2021...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The hotel room of the future
The hotel room of the future

Guest-centric features that revolve around technology will define the future of the hotel room and all the advancements will be geared towards making the guest king...

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 9 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator
Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator

After a global search, Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has appointed Dale Simpson, who will take charge of launching this revolutionary and trendy brand in the Mother city, as its curator...

By Cari Coetzee 8 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Desmond O'Connor
Returning to an elegant era of travel with Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town

"A truly great hotel expresses a view of the history and heritage of its location, and the Radisson Blu's architecture does just this, conveying a strong historical story filtering through to each room."

By Cari Coetzee 4 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The worst hotel in the world
The worst hotel in the world

My recent blog on the best hotel I've ever stayed at got me thinking of the contrary. What is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at?

By Guy Stehlik 6 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Image by Kaspars Grinvalds
Examining the state of hotel development in Africa

According to a report by the W-Hospitality Group, a total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms...

By Josephine Wawira 27 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand
Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand

Breedezicht Estate is a development situated in the small town of Witsand - but it's not your regular development. The location, attractions, and architecture makes a unique destination for...

By Cari Coetzee 29 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Hans via
Hotel management and hotel owner - when you wear both hats

There's a terrible misconception by hotel management companies that hotel owners are interfering, ill-informed nuisances

By Guy Stehlik 21 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

At the very top of the top
At the very top of the top

If you are after the very best views of the rolling mountains that lead to Worcester and the privacy of being billeted in a private 30-acre estate with vineyards and plum tree groves, La Residence is your only option...

By Brian Berkman 1 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Bring your own slippers and explore deep into the heart of a luxury villa
Bring your own slippers and explore deep into the heart of a luxury villa

The Explorers Club is aimed at the discerning traveller with an adventurous heart. If you bring your own robes and slippers, there won't be a single luxury amenity you will miss...

By Brian Berkman 31 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

The key to luxury villa accommodation in the Winelands
The key to luxury villa accommodation in the Winelands

Meeting the recent trend for families and groups of friends travelling together, La Cle Des Montagnes not only provides the key to the mountain but also to the entire village which is just a few minutes walk away...

By Brian Berkman 27 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Royal Malewane bush luxury at the very top of the food chain
Royal Malewane bush luxury at the very top of the food chain

At Royal Malewane you will not only enjoy the insight of the most qualified and experienced field guides in the land but also a renewed focus on exquisite cuisine paired with the best South African wines...

By Brian Berkman 17 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

The new Four Seasons is a Joburg hotel for all seasons
The new Four Seasons is a Joburg hotel for all seasons

The Westcliff under Orient-Express Hotels, later rebranded as Belmond, has long been a favourite place to stay in Johannesburg, so I was especially keen to experience it in its third iteration...

By Brian Berkman 4 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Kgalagadi Lodge: Where rugged terrain and luxury meet
Kgalagadi Lodge: Where rugged terrain and luxury meet

One of the many gems in the Northern Cape is Kgalagadi Lodge, situated 5km from the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We had a chat with its co-founders...

By Cari Coetzee 3 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Protea Hotel Malaga, a classic rest-stop where road meets nature
Protea Hotel Malaga, a classic rest-stop where road meets nature

The great appeal of staying here isn't the comfortable lodging or the well-tended gardens and inviting pool, but because of the way the staff will make you feel...

By Brian Berkman 26 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

How DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town got its 5-star green rating
How DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town got its 5-star green rating

We spoke to Caroline Coates, marketing manager for DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town about how they achieved their 5-star green rating...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch
Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch

With its whitewashed Cape Dutch buildings and tree-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is even more beautiful following a major street art investment and the myriad art galleries...

By Brian Berkman 27 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Sao Paulo hotel opens namesake in Rio
Sao Paulo hotel opens namesake in Rio

The luxury Emiliano boutique hotel, part of The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, has this month opened a second hotel in Brazil's storied Copacabana beach...

By Brian Berkman 1 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain
Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain

When the Duke of Bedford lived in the Cape during WW2 he built some of Woburn Abbey's features into his new house in South Africa...

By Brian Berkman 28 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Keep your foot in the door
Keep your foot in the door

One of the first things you learn in a sales environment, usually from a salesman who has come before you, is to keep your foot in the door. Wise words...

By Guy Stehlik 13 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck
Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck

For 140 years authors have gravitated to the elegant calm and sweet-scented air of Bangkok's famous riverside hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok...

By Brian Berkman 3 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Gordon's Bay Hotel is the flagship for new West African ones

SOUTH AFRICA

Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever
Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever

Pavilions Phuket remains the exclusive enclave it set out to be but the nearby sister property offers something different - a focus on families...

By Brian Berkman 27 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix
From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix

The Hout Bay Sentinel floats above the Atlantic like one of Daenerys Targaryen's great fire-breathing dragons with its eye focussed firmly on Tintswalo Atlantic...

By Brian Berkman 16 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Nicola D'Elia
Airbnb suits SA's personal hospitality style

Airbnb is growing in popularity in SA with thousands of homes listed across the country. We spoke to Nicola D'Elia to find out more about the South African Airbnb market...

By Cari Coetzee 13 May 2016

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