IHG, Valor Hospitality Partners join forces in sub-Saharan Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Valor Hospitality Partners Africa have signed a master development agreement. The agreement is aimed at rolling out multiple franchise hotels across IHG's portfolio of brands in midscale, upscale and luxury segments over the next 10 years. The agreement...

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Hotel Verde's Lindy Meiring receives South Africa's Best General Managers citation

The Academic Council and Awards Committee awarded Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport's general manager Lindy Meiring with a South Africa's Best General Managers (Hospitality) citation at the CMO Global Africa Awards. The CMO Global Africa Awards is an independent initiative aimed at recognising those...

15 Apr 2019

Hilton Durban takes home the SA Best Employer Brand Award

The World Federation of HR Professionals presented Hilton Durban with a South Africa Best Employer Brand Award. The hotel was awarded for its overall quality, a range of facilities and level of services offered. The annual awards are announced in several geographic regions as a build-up to the...

12 Apr 2019

ONOMO Hotels opens hotel on the Waterfront

ONOMO Hotels has added the Signature Lux Waterfront by ONOMO to its portfolio. The hotel group also recently opened new properties in Kigali and Durban and is currently planning openings in Casablanca, Maputo, Douala, Kampala, Tangier and Dar es Salaam. The hotel houses Vivaldi, a restaurant...

11 Feb 2019

Cape Town popular amongst Airbnb guests

At the recent Africa Travel Summit, Airbnb revealed that it had already hosted more than two million guests in South Africa since it was first introduced in 2008. South Africa currently has more than 38,000 Airbnb hosts and at least 40% of those are in Cape Town, which was ranked Airbnb's most...

26 Nov 2018

Club Med and 269 global brands win at World Branding Awards

At least 270 brands from 33 countries were named Brand of the Year at the recent World Branding Awards, which was held at the State Apartments of Kensington Palace in London, England. The winners are judged on brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting; 70% of the scoring...

9 Nov 2018

Rudi Swart takes over Gold Reef's food and beverage services

Rudi Swart was appointed as Gold Reef City's new food and beverage manager. Swart has been with Tsogo Sun for nine years and served in various positions within the group. In his new role, he will heads up a team of 270 people and is expected to enhance the dining experience offered at the...

12 Oct 2018

Hilton Durban is still South Africa's Leading Business Hotel

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Africa collected 14 awards at the 2018 World Travel Awards - Africa and the Indian Ocean. The Hilton Durban held onto its title as South Africa's Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year. The World Travel Awards are voted for by travel and tourism...

8 Oct 2018

Mauritius comes out tops at WTA Africa and the Indian Ocean

Mauritius received three accolades at the 2018 World Travel Awards (WTA) - Africa and the Indian Ocean. The winners of the awards were recently announced at the Durban International Convention Centre. The Indian Ocean island was recognised as the Leading Honeymoon Destination, the Leading Cruise...

8 Oct 2018

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa to compete with The Ritz at WTA

The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town received its sixth consecutive Africa's Leading City Hotel at the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and the Indian Ocean. It now joins The Ritz in France, Grosvenor House in England, and Belmond Miraflores Park in Peru as nominees in the 25th annual World...

8 Oct 2018

Radisson Hospitality's African expansion includes 10 new hotels

Radisson Hospitality AB announced its intention to expand its presence in Africa with 10 new hotels across the continent at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). The Radisson Hotel Group currently has 90 hotels and 18,000+ rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries, and plans...

4 Oct 2018

Andrew Rogers leaves Aha in pursuit of personal business interests

Andrew Rogers has vacated his role as Aha Hotels & Lodges business development director. He intends on pursuing personal business interests. Before joining Aha, Rogers had founded his own real estate consultancy business.

7 Sep 2018

First Group gives Port Owen Marina an upgrade

First Group recently gave the Port Owen Marina in the West Coast a R2m refurbishment. The upgrade forms part of First Group's R179m refurbishment programme currently rolled out at its properties countrywide. The marine resort has a newly built Italian inspired La Vita Spa as well as a modernised...

31 Aug 2018

Marriott creates one loyalty programme

Marriott International has combined its three loyalty programmes: Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The rewards programme now operates under one set of benefits and currency, which includes the entire loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700...

31 Aug 2018

Sanlam Top Destination Award winners to be announced in September

Discount Traveler will host the fourth annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay in Cape Town on 20 September 2018. The awards are designed to acknowledge South Africa's key players within the tourism sector and serves as a platform for nominees to compete for the title of...

23 Aug 2018

The President Hotel introduces streaming in-room entertainment solution

The President Hotel in Cape Town has introduced a complimentary customised in-room entertainment solution to its guests. HotelFlix allows guests to log into more than 1,000 apps including Netflix, Showmax, DSTV, and YouTube to stream TV shows, series, and movies from their phones to the hotel room's...

16 Aug 2018

Bon Hotels calls for Woman2Woman campaign support

In the lead up to Women's Day on 9 August and Women's Month, Bon Hotels is calling on its staff, the community, guests, and visitors to collect sanitary wear for its Woman2Woman drive. The drive aims to ease the plight of females that cannot afford sanitary wear. Donations for the drive can be...

24 Jul 2018

Inzolo gets five stars

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has accredited the Inzolo Exclusive Game Lodge in Eastern Cape as one of the top five-star lodges in South Africa.

9 Jul 2018

City Lodge Group to accommodate SA Culinary Olympic squad

The City Lodge Hotel Group has taken on the role as the official accommodation partner for the South African Culinary Olympic squad. The National Culinary Olympic Squad is a division of the South African Chefs Association and will compete in the oldest global culinary competition in Stuttgart,...

28 Jun 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges receives level one B-BBEE certifcate

Express Verification Services has issued Aha Hotels & Lodges with level one broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) accreditation. Aha Hotels & Lodges received the accreditation certificate on 24 April 2018.

25 Jun 2018

Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort makes it 1000 for IHG in EMEAA

The opening of the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort in Vietnam takes IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to its 1000th hotel in the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region. IHG has hotels across eight brands and is working in partnership with more than 500 hotel owners across...

21 Jun 2018

Young people rate Protea Hotels as the coolest hotel group for 2018

The Generation Next Awards by Sunday Times named Protea Hotels by Marriott International as the Coolest Hotel Group for 2018; this is the eighth consecutive time that the hotel group received the accolade. The Generation Next awards started in 2004 and is now the leading annual youth brand...

19 Jun 2018

Grosvenor Gardens Faircity bags Travellers' Choice Award

Grosvenor Gardens Faircity Apartments has been awarded a 2018 Travellers' Choice Award after it was rated as one of the top accommodation destinations in Tshwane. The award was based on the consistent and excellent ratings Grosvenor Gardens Faircity Apartments received by guests over the course...

12 Jun 2018

Faircity Hotels bags TripAdvisor award

Faircity Hotels has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2018. The Certificate of Excellence award accounts for the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. A business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor...

8 Jun 2018

Skytrax rates InterContinental OR Tambo as Best Airport Hotel in Africa

The Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018 named Tsogo Sun's InterContinental OR Tambo as the Best Airport Hotel in Africa. Two Cairo airport hotels placed second and third, an Addis Ababa hotel came in at fourth, and a Cape Town hotel in fifth place; six South African airports were among the 10 Best...

6 Jun 2018

InterContinental Nairobi picks up five-star hotel award

The Tourism Regulatory Authority of Kenya's National Classification exercise has awarded InterContinental Nairobi as a five-star hotel in the category of Town Hotel. The exercise takes place every five years as part of the East Africa Community's mission to standardise hotels and restaurants in...

17 May 2018

Kerzner International names Richard Lyon GM of the Year

Kerzner International recognised One&Only Cape Town general manager Richard Lyon as the GM of the Year. Lyon received the accolade at Kerzner's annual conference. The award was given in recognition for Lyon's leadership. Lyon has more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry and...

8 May 2018

Table Bay hotel receives a Reevoo award

British Airways Holidays has awarded The Table Bay Hotel with a Reevoo award for a second consecutive year. The award acknowledges The Table Bay as one of the top reviewed hotels in its Customer Excellence Awards Programme. The hotel attained a score of 9.1 out of 10 based on customer reviews,...

26 Apr 2018

Public may now vote for the Sanlam Top Destination Awards

Voting for the fourth annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards is now open to the public on both the Discount Traveler and Top Destination Awards websites. The yearly hospitality awards programme recognises the efforts of establishments across the country in 10 categories. Entries for...

16 Apr 2018

Radisson Blu Waterfront goes plastic straw free

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront will no longer use plastic straws and will only offer paper straws from April 2018. This forms part of its environmental and sustainability strategy. The hotel will in future use biodegradable straws and will further customer attention on no plastic straw usage...

12 Apr 2018

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