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What does the future of hotel design look like?
What does the future of hotel design look like?

Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels chats to the hotels interior design building and procurement partner, Grant Gillis as he delves deeper into how the hotel industry can be expected to change, specifically from a design point of view...

By Guy Stehlik 23 hours ago

#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future
#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on
The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on

If you weren't sailing smoothly before the crisis and/or don't see hospitality as a core business you should be evaluating your options to exit, or partner with a hotelier that will enable your business model, or a bank that will see you through the trough, so you can sell it at a better valuation during the recovery...

By Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow
#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow

#TheLockdownSeries: Debbie Nortje, founder and managing director of Treedom Villas and Vardos, shares how Covid-19 has impacted this dream destination...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown

#TheLockdownSeries: Sarette van den Heever, co-founder of Wijn, shares how the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted the concept wine bar...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sector
#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sector

Trends disrupting and evolving industry dynamics create opportunities for new players on the market, new business models, and new kinds of travel experiences...

By Vera Schneider 10 Jan 2020

Tintswalo Atlantic, a magical getaway by the seashore
Tintswalo Atlantic, a magical getaway by the seashore

If you have ever wondered what magic feels like, you wouldn't have to wonder any longer once you visit the picturesque Tintswalo Atlantic, situated in Hout Bay, along Chapman's Peak Drive...

By Robin Fredericks 9 Dec 2019

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Radisson RED targets millennial mindset

According to financial services company UBS, millennials could be worth $24tn by 2020. To capitalise on how this growing market will impact the hotel industry, Radisson RED plans to expand its offering and further develop its brand...

By Eugene Yiga 2 Dec 2019

Working with, instead of against Airbnb
Working with, instead of against Airbnb

Airbnb is in the news again as government looks to apply regulations to the accommodation disruptor...

By Theresa Prins 10 Oct 2019

Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House
Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House

Each year around the start of September, the Garden Route undergoes an almost magical transformation. The days get a little warmer, the landscape is painted with hundreds of shades of green, and new flowers burst from the ground...

By Chelsey Hale 25 Sep 2019

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Women are core to the daily work of every hotel: We must ensure their safety

The abuse of women has long been a societal issue, and things have recently reached a head in both South Africa and France with protests by thousands of people saying: "We have had enough! We must protect our women. Stop the femicide!"

By Guy Stehlik 16 Sep 2019

Nibela Lake Lodge's Gemma Linforth talks making it in SA's hospitality industry
Nibela Lake Lodge's Gemma Linforth talks making it in SA's hospitality industry

Meet Gemma Linforth, General Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge, one of 23 properties in the Dream Hotels & Resorts family...

By Chelsey Hale 22 Aug 2019

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#YouthMonth: Staying the course of passion in hospitality

For Youth Month, we chat to Isabelle Boast, hospitality student at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne to find out more about the growing hospitality opportunity, participation in the industry and the importance of being challenged as a youth...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Jun 2019

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The President Hotel turns 21: A coming of age

The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town celebrated 21 years of exceptional experiences and memories since the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened the newly rebuilt iconic President Hotel in 1998...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Jun 2019

Bespoke luxury travel experiences, and why it should matter
Bespoke luxury travel experiences, and why it should matter

Travel has evolved from being something from a rest and recuperation process to something which includes self-actualisation, but how does one factor this in?

By Robin Fredericks 3 Jun 2019

#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith
#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith

We chat to the creative duo and business partners of Showcook, Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith, the masterminds behind the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry
A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry

With travel on the rise, service providers need to be thinking out of the box to stay afloat in today's tough economic climate. Shaun Lamont, managing director of First Group, takes a look at the various elements that are influencing the future of the hospitality industry...

By Shaun Lamont 4 Apr 2019

Lie low and stay in your lane
Lie low and stay 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 20 Mar 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table
What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek has decided to celebrate this lekker side of Mzansi with its "South African Table Experience"...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiences
#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiences

Teresa Richardson, managing director of The Travel Corporation South Africa, identifies overseas and domestic trends that are influencing South African travel decisions and how this will impact travel patterns in 2019 and beyond...

By Teresa Richardson 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019
#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019

As part of Bizcommunity's BizTrends series, Sharmila Ragunanan, hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts, dishes on hotel trends that will make the traveller experience even more exciting in 2019, and other industry developments that lie ahead.

By Sharmila Ragunanan 7 Jan 2019

A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet
A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet

This week, we did what many South Africans do - we went out for a meal with friends. Turns out we were in tune with our 'supermaltese' powers as a new survey reveals that the islanders are Europe's keenest restaurant spenders (and consumers of hotel accommodation, but that's another story)...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 14 Dec 2018

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