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Survival of the wisest - embracing wisdom under pressure
Survival of the wisest - embracing wisdom under pressure

While it would be unfair to say that the hospitality and tourism sectors were hardest hit when the struggle has been global, this year has certainly forced us to face up to inevitable questions around our future survival prospects...

Ramsay RankoussiBy Ramsay Rankoussi 4 Nov 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Adapting your offering from 'new' to normal
Adapting your offering from 'new' to normal

The business of accommodation is changing radically as the travel industry begins to emerge from the global event that has reshaped our lives over the first half of 2020. The quicker establishments adapt to new expectations from travellers, the faster the sector will move from 'new' to normal, says Guy Stehlik of BON Hotels...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 25 Aug 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crises

No industry experiences smooth sailing all of the time. While you cannot prepare for everything ? we certainly did not foresee a global pandemic sending much of the world into lockdown so swiftly ? it is essential to have strategies in place to be prepared for potential crises...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 18 Jun 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 2 Jun 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#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...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Rishabh ThaparBy Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

AFRICA

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...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#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...

Vera SchneiderBy Vera Schneider 10 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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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...

Eugene YigaBy Eugene Yiga 2 Dec 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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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!"

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 16 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Chelsey HaleBy Chelsey Hale 22 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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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...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 24 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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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...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 14 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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?

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 3 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Shaun LamontBy Shaun Lamont 4 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 20 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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.

Wynand SmitBy Wynand Smit 27 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 5 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Avukile MabomboBy Avukile Mabombo 28 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Sharmila RagunananBy Sharmila Ragunanan 23 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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)...

Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ BrewsterBy Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 14 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Newly revamped President Hotel pays tribute to Cape Town

Last month the President Hotel invited members of the press to view their newly refurbished floors, proudly paying tribute to the beauty of Cape Town...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 20 Nov 2018

KENYA

Hospitality industry a leading employer in Kenya
Hospitality industry a leading employer in Kenya

A grim picture has recently been presented in a survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics that of a whopping seven million Kenyans currently unemployed with only 1.4 million desperately looking for work...

Josephine WawiraBy Josephine Wawira 21 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Peermont's Sharon De Leur empowers success
#WomensMonth: Peermont's Sharon De Leur empowers success

Sharon De Leur, marketing manager for Peermont Group, shares why she chose a career in hospitality marketing, the challenges she has faced and why it's important to have a month dedicated to women...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Rising above challenges as women in hospitality
#WomensMonth: Rising above challenges as women in hospitality

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat with Anneke Potgieter, director of operations and complex general manager at Silverstar Casino as she shares more on her challenges, career and words of wisdom...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Is South Africa ready for the "smart" hotel room?
Is South Africa ready for the "smart" hotel room?

There's a race on internationally among big hotel groups to unveil hotels that feature rooms equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can carry out a variety of tasks for guests. This state-of-the-art hotel experience will likely become commonplace globally, the question is, is South Africa ready for such a development?

Danny BryerBy Danny Bryer 23 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The art of storytelling in hotels and other spaces
The art of storytelling in hotels and other spaces

In marketing, generating a narrative is a complex blend of strategy, goals and voice; what makes it interesting in terms of hotels is that each individual hotel has an additional narrative according to its surroundings...

Avukile MabomboBy Avukile Mabombo 3 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry
#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry

For Youth Month we chat to Maxwell Magodla, general manager at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel to find out more about the valuable lessons he has learnt from his own mentors and what he would like to impart on his mentees...

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 11 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

Cari CoetzeeBy Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

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