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Peermont concludes acquisition of Emerald Resort & Casino
Peermont concludes acquisition of Emerald Resort & Casino

Gaming and hospitality group Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts has concluded a purchase agreement with Nevada-based Caesars Entertainment Corporation to acquire the Emerald Resort & Casino...

16 May 2019

The Plettenberg refurbishes, overhauls newly renamed rooms and villas
The Plettenberg refurbishes, overhauls newly renamed rooms and villas

The interior redesign was headed by the daughters of the late Liz McGrath, Lesley Kelly and Susan Nathan, who co-owns the hotel along with their brother Michael McGrath, the Liz McGrath Collection's current chairperson...

13 May 2019

Why housekeepers are critical for hotel brands, guest satisfaction and safety
Why housekeepers are critical for hotel brands, guest satisfaction and safety

The most important curator of your hotel brand is not your concierge, reception or hotel manager - it's your housekeepers...

3 May 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya
Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya

Autograph Collection Hotels has welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya...

3 May 2019

Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

Stepping out of the rain into the warm, woodsy smell, the first thing you see on arriving at the charming fa├žade of the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a plethora of glowing plaques announcing their five-star status and Trip Advisor accolades...

By Leigh Andrews 1 May 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

Kasada Capital Management dedicates $500m toward new sub-Saharan Africa hospitality fund
Kasada Capital Management dedicates $500m toward new sub-Saharan Africa hospitality fund

The fund will target both greenfield and brownfield projects...

29 Apr 2019

Accor set to accelerate Africa development plans in new, existing markets
Accor set to accelerate Africa development plans in new, existing markets

Target growth markets include Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa; Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa; and Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa...

26 Apr 2019

How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa
How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa

As hospitality providers across the globe embrace digital transformation, the question arises; what do intelligent hotels offer?

25 Apr 2019

Investment into SA's hospitality set for further disruption, says JLL report
Investment into SA's hospitality set for further disruption, says JLL report

JLL has released its 2019 SA Hotel Investment Outlook report forecasting that R1.9bn will be invested into new hotels, and around R6.9bn in total over the next three years. This translates into 3,900 new rooms across South Africa...

24 Apr 2019

How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right
How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right

With the South African hospitality, leisure and tourism industry broadening and attracting more customers each year, it is imperative that business owners in these industries make sure that their property and staff are properly indemnified...

By Adrian Chester 18 Apr 2019

Menlyn Boutique Hotel transforms their guest experience with music
Menlyn Boutique Hotel transforms their guest experience with music

Tourism trends predict that changes in travel behaviour will force the hospitality industry to explore new ways of enhancing the overall customer journey...

Issued by DMX 16 Apr 2019

Why the human touch remains necessity in hospitality
Why the human touch remains necessity in hospitality

Looking at other hospitality functions such as stock taking and procurement, advanced technology is certainly making these processes far more efficient. However, the need for human labour in controlling these processes will always remain...

15 Apr 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

Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio
Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio

Marriott estimates its development pipeline through 2023 represents up to $8bn of investment from property owners and is expected to generate over 20,000 new jobs across the region...

8 Apr 2019

How Hotel Verde's Nuovo Restaurant is going green
How Hotel Verde's Nuovo Restaurant is going green

The Nuovo Restaurant unveiled its new sustainable menu at the Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport on 3 April 2019...

5 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

WWF SASSI, Fedhasa partner to promote sustainable hospitality practices
WWF SASSI, Fedhasa partner to promote sustainable hospitality practices

There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of fish and other marine creatures taken out of the seas in recent decades, and globally 93% of global fisheries are fully fished or overexploited...

2 Apr 2019

Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant
Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant

As the Western Cape continues to save water, the hotel, located directly on the rocky Atlantic Coast in Granger Bay, Cape Town, will supply fresh water produced in its own, in-house desalination plant...

1 Apr 2019

Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates
Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates

Ninety-six learners from Clarens, Xhariep and Thaba Nchu in the Free State have successfully completed their NQF level 2 and 4 qualifications in accommodation, food and beverage services...

1 Apr 2019

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Why chefs are key in promoting sustainable food systems

Chefs play an important role in inspiring people around the world to support sustainable food production, adopt healthy diets and avoid food waste...

28 Mar 2019

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Travel and accommodation trends to watch in 2019

Garnet Basson, Chief Operating Officer of The Capital Hotels and Apartments identifies several trends in hotels and accommodation that are likely to impact the industry during in 2019...

28 Mar 2019

Artificial Intelligence: Hospitality, and that human touch
Artificial Intelligence: Hospitality, and that human touch

Artificial intelligence is undoubtedly going to have an impact on the hotel industry as the bots - robots and chatbots - play a greater role, and some jobs will change, particularly those related to repetitive tasks...

By Julia Aymonier 27 Mar 2019

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Marriott Hotels, TED inspires creative thinking with first Fellows Salon

Marriott Hotels in partnership with TED recently hosted its first TED Fellows Salon at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers...

27 Mar 2019

South Africa's best bars and bartenders for 2019 announced
South Africa's best bars and bartenders for 2019 announced

The winners of the 2019 Bar (Bartending Accolades and Recognition) Awards were recently announced at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)...

27 Mar 2019

Travelling children of today is the future of tourism
Travelling children of today is the future of tourism

Investing in travelling children of today is shaping the future of tourism...

By Phindile Makwakwa 27 Mar 2019

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...

22 Mar 2019

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...

22 Mar 2019

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism
New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry...

20 Mar 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

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