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Keeping you informed on all our GOOD news.
Keeping you informed on all our GOOD news.
Stay up to date with all our GOOD news and what Guy Stehlik says in his blog. You’ll find all our press releases, articles and blog posts below.
Couples who play together, stay together.
Do you remember when Valentine’s Day used to be fun? With plenty of light-hearted shenanigans to make you smile, like roses exchanged at school (red for love, yellow or white for friendship), handwritten cards popped into post boxes, unexpected bouquets, picnics, sundowners, and more chocolate than you could shake a stick at.
February 13, 2023Read More
Teambuilding is Fun and Face-to-Face in 2023
Let’s face it — networking and relationship-building are best done in person. There is no substitute for the organic magic that happens when you get together with people in real life, but it has almost become a long-lost art
February 6, 2023Read More
Domestic tourism to stabilise, a bumpy international ride and a bullish outlook for BON Hotels
Domestic tourism in South- and Southern Africa looks set to stabilise in 2023 to pre-2019 levels, after pent-up demand helped the sector recover and grow, and gave rise to trends such as backyard travelling, “workactions” and longer stays.
February 1, 2023Read More
It’s good to be back! Musings from this week’s Meetings Africa and beyond
t’s good to be back. That was my overarching thought during this past week’s Meetings Africa – the first time in a long time we were able to interact face-to-face as an industry and the start of the trade show season.
March 7, 2022Read More
Prominent hotel group BON Hotels celebrates the new year by taking over two iconic KwaZulu-Natal Hotels
South African based hotel group, BON Hotels, celebrates the start of 2022 on a high note as it continues to grow its portfolio with the addition of two iconic hospitality establishments located in the best place to see hippos whilst in South Africa, or better yet Africa, namely Saint Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal
January 8, 2022Read More
Feel at home with BON Hotels
Founded in 2013 by hotelier and businessman, Guy Stehlik and his management team with a collective 127 years in hospitality, BON Hotels is a South African based hotel company that manages, markets, administrates and owns hotels, lodges and resorts
June 3, 2021Read More
Break away and travel solo
In the world according to ME, Earth can be carved up into two categories of travellers: 1) Someone [like me] who thrives on travelling solo as it provides more freedom to pick up-and-go at any given moment and 2) People who just cannot bear the prospect of travelling alone;
April 13, 2021Read More
How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crises
The hospitality industry is no stranger to hardships. We are often first to feel the impact of any global or local crisis. When a situation impacts the lives of the consumers we deal with daily, we are directly affected.
June 23, 2020Read More
The delights of the 2019 Dorp van die Jaar
In an annual competition looking at Southern Africa’s top towns in the categories of culture, activities, landscape, tourism and heritage, thousands of viewers of M-Net’s Kwela voted the Namibian town of Swakopmund as 2019’s Dorp van die Jaar (Town of the Year).
November 27, 2019Read More
These are the top Muslim-friendly places to travel to in South Africa
In the last ten years, Muslim travel across the globe has seen significant increases. As one of the fastest-growing tourism segments, Muslim travel spend is set to rise to US$300 billion by 2026. And South Africa can most definitely benefit from this.
November 21, 2019Read More
Are relaxed visa regulations enough to turn the tourism industry around?
It’s no secret that in light of the current South African climate in general, there are serious commitments needed from our government to turn around not only the nation’s perception of South Africa, but the world’s.
November 2, 2019Read More
African should support, not fight, Africa in propelling the continent forward
Not too long ago, the outside world referred to Africa as ‘the dark continent’, a region plagued by conflict, famine, dictatorships, corruption, failing economies, and a massive infrastructure gap - to name but a few challenges
October 1, 2019Read More
Leopard Sand River Lodge by Bon Hotels set to launch near the borders of the world renowned Kruger National Park
Overlooking the Sabi River, Leopard Sands River Lodge by BON Hotels is set to launch in the latter part of 2019. The lodge is bordering and overlooking the world renowned Kruger National Park, only minutes from the Kruger Gate entrance.
July 31, 2019Read More
BON Hotels International West Africa announce plans for a hotel school in Nigeria
BON Hotels International West Africa will collaborate with Dewdrop Institute and Regent Hill Hospitality Limited, the owners of BON Hotel Abuja, as their strategic partners to set up the Hospitality Training Institute in Abuja, where Dewdrop Institute operates a City & Guilds-approved centre.
October 29, 2018Read More
BON Hotels adds third East African property
South African- based hotel management company; BON Hotels have extended their Ethiopian presence by adding BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa to their East African collection, making it their third property in the capital.
October 3, 2018Read More
A chef wears many hats
When you hear ‘Executive Chef’ the likes of celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or the renowned Jamie Oliver spring to mind but this title, certainly at hotel level, whilst essential, is a rather unobtrusive, often thankless job that comes with very little celebrity status.
October 1, 2018Read More
Property developers should seek early professional advice when embarking on hotel projects
An African awakening in the hotel development arena might be an understatement as hotel projects, contracts and deals are concluded at a rapid pace in many well-disposed countries across the continent.
May 24, 2018Read More
BON Hotels’ portfolio links strategic centres across Nigeria, creating important tourism circuits
BON Hotels’ growth in Nigeria has been prodigious and continues to flourish with the more recent acquisitions of 11 additional hotels in the region bringing their portfolio in West Africa up to 25 hotels across 14 cities
May 22, 2018Read More
From the original to the outrageous; guest requests and delegate demands
For some, conferences are a great idea, an opportunity to get out of the office – a room jam-packed full of like-minded (and not so like-minded) people, coming together with a common goal to share ideas and get motivated.
March 29, 2018Read More
Top things to do in Swakopmund over the Festive Season
It’s no secret that Swakopmund in December (or any month for that matter) is a magnificent place to be, the influx of familiar visitor number-plates a dead give- away as holiday-makers descend upon this desert oasis.
November 22, 2017Read More
BON Hotels continues to show phenomenal growth in Nigeria
BON Hotels continues its dominance in the Nigerian hotel space with the recent acquisition of an additional four properties, bringing the total up to sixteen hotels under management agreements within only 18 months.
October 4, 2017Read More
The Rise of the Old School General Manager
There’s been something fundamental missing in this last decade of hotel management: the unflashy, workaholic general managers, those who started their careers waiting tables, scrubbing kitchen counters and floors, climbing the ladder, slowly learning ALL of the necessary skills to eventually become THE General Manager.
January 2, 2017Read More
Be water wise this summer
Dotted along the banks of the Vaal River you will find hotels, ‘watering holes’, restaurants, campsites and houses to rent – a picture-perfect place for your end-of-year holiday with plenty of activities to keep mom, dad, gran, the dog and the kids entertained.
December 1, 2016Read More
BON Hotels hosts official launch in Nigeria, showcasing nine hotels across five cities
BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, hosted their official launch in Nigeria, at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro in Abuja, on 27 October
October 27, 2016Read More
Namibia – single, available and exotic
The recent currency roller- coaster, expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East have left African business and holiday travellers searching locally for their travel, meetings and conference options.
October 12, 2016Read More
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BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central initiates staff share trust fund
Earlier this year the owners of BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central officially put their good idea to paper by creating a staff share trust fund which, come October 2016
September 13, 2016Read More
BON Hotels Swakopmund opens its doors in December 2015
BON Hotel Swakopmund, a new offering from BON Hotels, will open its doors to the public in December 2015. This latest addition to the BON Hotels’ stable is a 34-roomed, 4-star hotel situated on Namibia’s coastline
October 13, 2015Read More
BON Hotels Representing!!
BON Hotels, a South African-based hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, have recently taken on representation of the five-star Andros Deluxe Boutique Hotel in Claremont, Cape Town, adding to their steadily growing stable of properties.
October 9, 2015Read More
Do they know something we don’t?
We are all well aware of the adverse effect on the inbound tourism industry due to new Home Affairs legislation. Fortunately (in a twisted way) the rand is coming to our rescue, its poor performance making South Africa an enticing destination of choice for international holiday
September 8, 2015Read More
Scents and sensibility
Go on, admit it, you have checked out of your hotel room with a little something tucked away under your favourite pair of jeans in your suitcase – the slippers, a gown, a tube of shower gel, the mini shampoo and conditioner bottle or a branded pen?
July 1, 2015Read More
What to expect from your wedding provider
Given that when you are planning your special day you will be spending an inordinate amount of time with your wedding provider, it is highly recommended that you do some research and are confident about firstly where you get married and secondly who you will be dealing with.
March 10, 2015Read More