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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.

How to budget for life’s big moments – from travel to matric dances and weddings

You want to celebrate life’s big moments and go on adventures, but when you add up the costs involved, it’s easy to start feeling completely overwhelmed. We hear you. It can seem like only those with champagne budgets can afford to have vacations, weddings, and matric dances. But don’t despair – there’s also a way to do it when your budget is Grapetizer-sized! We're ditching the recycled tips and giving you some unique strategies that will not only help with the practical side of things but also crack the code on budgeting decisions, dipping into a little of the psychology of spending.

May 28, 2024

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Where to Stay, Play, and Eat in Maboneng: Hallmark House’s GM Spills the Beans

We have great news for those culture-vulture travellers looking to experience Johannesburg's electrifying creative scene. The edgy Hallmark House hotel has joined the ever-growing BON Hotels family!

April 25, 2024

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How to make your workation work for you: Five BON tips

“Excuse me, what is a workation?” We better answer this common question before we start on how it can add to your life. As the name suggests, it is a blend of holiday and work. It may not seem appealing at first, but it offers a chance to change your environment, explore a new place, pull the escape hatch on boring routines, and even avoid burnout.

March 27, 2024

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Hallmark House partners with BON Hotels

Hallmark House partners with BON Hotels to elevate iconic Joburg guest experience Steyn Entertainment's acclaimed Hallmark House has joined forces with BON Hotels to elevate the guest experience at the iconic Johannesburg art hotel. This partnership fuses the property's distinctive artistic flair with BON's hospitality expertise.

March 7, 2024

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BON Hotels’ Weighs In: The Best of eSwatini

The Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) is a tiny kingdom offering an authentic slice of Africa, untouched by mass tourism, making it a perfect destination for any traveller looking to venture off the beaten path. If you’ve already decided on a memorable escape to eSwatini, you’re probably wondering where to go, what to do, and where to stay. Here are BON Hotels’ top picks.

February 28, 2024

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The BON Hotels team bares all: Our most heartwarming, authentic (and sometimes a little awkward!) romantic moments

The BON Hotels team bares all: Our most heartwarming, authentic (and sometimes a little awkward!) romantic moments We all have those moments when the heart pounds, the stomach ties itself in knots, and the world seems to stand still in the face of love. At BON Hotels, we’ve had the privilege of witnessing some of the most heartwarming, authentic, and, yes, occasionally awkward romantic moments that could rival any rom-com for their sheer unpredictability and charm. So, grab a cup of something comforting and perhaps a box of heart-shaped chocolates, and let’s dive into our team’s most captivating tales.

February 20, 2024

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BON Hotels steps up accessible travel with SA Guide-Dogs partnership

Cape Town, 15 February 2024 – BON Hotels, a fast-growing, exciting, and leading African hotel group, has announced a ground-breaking partnership with the SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind. This alliance, launching at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Durbanville, underscores BON Hotels’ unwavering commitment to fostering an environment where inclusivity and accessibility are not just buzzwords but a lived reality for every guest.

February 14, 2024

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BON Hotels launches Cape Town presence with Majorca Apartments

BON Hotels, a leading hospitality company in Africa, is excited to announce its expansion into Cape Town with the management takeover of the renowned Majorca Apartments in the prestigious Cape Town Century City development commencing on 1 February 2024.

February 1, 2024

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Thought leadership.

Traditional hotel paradigms set for major disruption in 2024 The hospitality industry is headed for major disruption in 2024 as millennial preferences are driving significant changes across the board. Hotels are revisiting longstanding traditions like 10am checkout times, room service ending mid-evening and rigid all-inclusive packages bundling amenities people rarely use. Even daily housekeeping is being scrutinised for its relevance in the current hotel landscape.

January 9, 2024

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Booking Tips for Festive Season Holidays from the BON Experts

December – that blissful time of the year when the biggest predicament many of us face is not whether to have another mince pie but rather when exactly to nail down those festive holiday bookings.

November 20, 2023

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Thought leadership.

The great “aparthotel” deception. Why it matters and what you need to know. First appeared on BizCommunity

November 8, 2023

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In her own words.

When it comes to a career in hospitality as a calling, Jadine is an expert. She’s dedicated to providing only the best in service, illustrating the fulfilment that comes with achieving exceptional guest experiences. She shares her ideas on inspiring young people to pursue hospitality careers and her aspirations for BON Hotels below.

November 8, 2023

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Thought leadership.

First appeared on BizCommunity South African travellers are becoming increasing diverse, with a rise in black luxury travellers. However, the question arises: do these travellers see an industry that mirrors their aspirations, dreams, and identity?

October 19, 2023

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BON Multi- Generational Blogpost

Picture this: grandparents, parents, grandkids, aunties, cousins, and more, all under one roof, sharing stories, laughter, and memories. That's the essence of a multigenerational holiday – a beautiful chaos of generations coming together.

September 18, 2023

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BON People

Greg Sparke lights up when he speaks about the hospitality, travel, and tourism industry. Starting as a bartender in the 90s, Greg hiked up the hospitality ladder and is now the Group Operations Director at BON Hotels.

August 28, 2023

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Thought leadership.

First appeared on BizCommunity The skills shortage in the global hospitality industry has been widely publicised during the past two years as the world – and the hospitality industry in particular - is getting ‘back to normal’.  

August 17, 2023

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BON People

With over 25 years in tourism, leisure and hospitality, BON’s Group Sales Director, Gareth Venner, has plenty of experience when it comes to the ups and downs, ins and outs, and fun and games of the industry, including serving 180 wedding guests ice cream and hot chocolate sauce after an infamous malva pudding incident.

August 4, 2023

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The Bucket-List Big Five.

Read on for our five iconic bucket-list family adventures you won’t want to miss (and stay tuned for the secret adventure at the end!)

July 27, 2023

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Seven travel experiences.

South Africa woke up with a smug smile on her face last week after The Telegraph and 27 000 of its readers voted her the best country in the world and Cape Town the best city to visit. This placed the Mother City and her homeland in top places in the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards.

July 27, 2023

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Thought leadership.

Hotel owners in Sub-saharan and South Africa are facing tough challenges in the current economic climate. Inflation, loadshedding, and ever-increasing interest rates (and their significant impact on investment appeal) are just a few. Could hotel lease agreements be the way forward?

June 2, 2023

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BON People

“Fancy-schmancy” is not Pieter van Eck’s style. Instead, he is all about positively impacting people’s lives, treasuring connections, and forging new ones. Read about how Pieter, Development Director at BON Hotels, has dedicated over 20 years to the hospitality industry.

May 9, 2023

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BON People

BON Hotels’ Group Marketing Services Manager, Lexy Ramoroka, has a career peppered with interesting stories and impressive achievements. Read all about her passion for hospitality, marketing, and making people feel at home.

May 9, 2023

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Thought leadership.

Never one to shy away from controversial issues and well-known for her fighting spirit, could recently appointed Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille get the industry back on track? More importantly, with elections looming, can she do it in time?

April 5, 2023

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Everything you need to know about road trippin’ to Oudtshoorn

Get road trippin’ to Oudtshoorn for a stay at Queen’s Hotel by BON Hotels! Take a look at our guide, highlighting the best stops along the way and a few family-friendly activities to add to your itinerary once you get there.

March 30, 2023

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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, 2023

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BON Hotel takes over Cape Town’s Grand Daddy

BON Hotels, the South African-based hospitality management group, has recently joined hands with the iconic Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel in Long Street. 

September 1, 2022

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BON Hotels expands into Eswatini with the signing of the Mountain View International Hotels

BON Hotels has expanded its African footprint into Eswatini by taking over the management of the popular and renowned  Mountain View International Hotel from 01 July 2022.

July 8, 2022

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BON Hotels signs the Queens’s Hotel in Oudtshoorn

The team at BON Hotels has taken over the management of  the Queen’s Hotel in Oudtshoorn, with CEO and founder of BON Hotels Guy Stehlik saying it’s a new and exciting chapter for the group

May 29, 2022

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Moms at BON : Great Ideas for Mother’s Day !

While it’s not always easy to find her the perfect gift, you might be surprised to discover that what she really wants is to spend quality time with you.

May 6, 2022

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Gen Z is (Almost) All Grown Up and Taking Over Travel!

Gen Z is (almost) all grown up and slowly stepping into the spotlight within the travel realm, demonstrating notable purchasing power (both directly and indirectly) despite only being 8 – 24 years old.

April 28, 2022

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Outdoor Fun for Families this Easter

Easter is a wonderful time to head outdoors and explore. And with two handy public holidays in the mix, it’s an even better time to bring the kids. But where to go?

April 5, 2022

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Family fun to be found across South Africa this Easter

Whether you celebrate Easter religiously or simply enjoy it as a wonderful excuse for a long weekend, there’s one common theme that always carries through during this local holiday – and that’s family.

April 5, 2022

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The Ultimate KwaZulu-Natal Road Trip

School's out! Pack the bags and pile the family into the car for the ultimate road trip. The 200 km long, sun‑splashed KZN coastline has attracted generations of families for good reason.

March 28, 2022

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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, 2022

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BON Hotels adds the Royal Palm Hotel in Umhlanga to its growing portfolio.

BON Hotels is proud to announce the addition of its latest property to their portfolio, The Royal Palm Hotel and Apartments by BON Hotels, located in upscale Umhlanga Ridge Kwa Zulu Natal

November 8, 2021

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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, 2021

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BON Hotels welcomes Africlassic Rivonia by BON Hotels to its fold

BON Hotels is proud to announce the addition of their brand new property, Africlassic Rivonia by BON Hotels, from 1 September 2020.

September 2, 2020

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The Good News Edition 5

We ended the year on a high note with the announcement of our acquisition by ONOMO Hotels, and look forward to even more growth over the next few months, including the opening of over 20 new properties in Nigeria

March 19, 2020

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The economic rise of Richards Bay

Three new projects have been announced for the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ), the largest of which is a Saudi-SA R147-billion oil refinery set for 2028.

December 10, 2019

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New SA hotel to open up in Ethiopia

After decades of being plagued by famine and civil war, Ethiopia’s success story has attracted international attention.

December 7, 2019

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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, 2019

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Dramatic changes on the cards of Nigeria’s developing hospitality industry

New hotel developments are set for major city routes, the Northern regions and the old Trade Route in the South.

November 24, 2019

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Explore Owerri , Nigeria’s undiscovered gem

Situated in Eastern Nigeria, Owerri is the capital of Imo state and home to the Igbo people.

November 21, 2019

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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, 2019

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BON Hotels expands its footprint in the Kruger National Park

Buckler’s Africa Lodge is one of three properties in the Kruger National Park area to be managed by BON Hotels, and will be launching in September 2019. 

July 11, 2019

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Stop shopping around

Anyone who has experienced booking a hotel room online will be aware of the perplexity of options, pop-ups, terms and conditions and ‘bait’ offered via a plethora of online accommodation booking portals.

July 8, 2019

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BON Hotels expands footprint throughout Namibia

Through an alliance with the Theart family in Namibia, well-known in business circles and with a great deal of experience in the hospitality industry, BON Hotels will now expand its footprint across the country.

June 30, 2019

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Top international HR events announces awards finalists

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central has achieved finalist status in the preliminary stages of the 2019 Future of HR Awards.

June 6, 2019

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South 32 learners with disabilities gain work experience at BON Hotel Empangeni

Young adults in South Africa with intellectual disabilities and learning impairments are the most marginalised group of persons living with a disability

June 4, 2019

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Wild about White River

This beautiful, rural countryside of White River in Mpumalanga is peppered with scenic waterfalls, magnificent mountains, lush valleys and the many animals that call this home.

May 7, 2019

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Kempton Park gets a boost to its Destiny

Construction is well underway for a further 246-roomed hotel at Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre operated by BON in Kempton Park.

April 30, 2019

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BON Hotels Launches Partnership with the Sunflower Fund

BON Hotels is the brainchild of Guy Stehlik, built on the ethos of good people, good thinking and good feeling.

April 26, 2019

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The Good News

We’ve enjoyed an incredibly exciting time at BON Hotels over the last few months, the December break serving us well at head office as we arrived back in the saddle with renewed vigour.

April 16, 2019

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New appointment

BON Hotels has appointed Rudlyn Barnes-Rossouw as Group Human Capital Director to oversee the transformation of its Human Resources strategy

April 7, 2019

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There’s a KwaZulu op my stoep

You may be forgiven for having Richards Bay off your radar when it comes to domestic travel but rest assured there is plenty to do, see, taste, tempt and tantalise. 

April 4, 2019

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BON Hotels acquires 4-star boutique hotel, Die Kliphuis in Standerton

On Wednesday, 25 March, 2019, BON Hotels announced the acquisition of Die Kliphuis, a boutique hotel located in Standerton, to augment the group’s fast-growing portfolio.

March 26, 2019

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It takes a village

The 4-star Shishangeni by BON Hotels located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park has added Village Tours to their list of things to do

March 25, 2019

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BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central – an empowerment success story

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central has recently been hailed by the industry as an example of successful transformation.

March 4, 2019

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Looking good!

The reception, bar, smoking lounge, restaurant, pool deck and façade at BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay have a new look

February 24, 2019

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New Appointment

Shaun Boyd has been appointed Sales Executive for the STO market at BON Hotels – to oversee market growth and brand development in the sector.   

February 18, 2019

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Hostage Negotiation – The He(art) of Designing

It is not often you meet someone who has 32 years’ experience in the hospitality industry who, with a boyish grin, introduces himself as a hostage negotiator, but that is exactly how Grant regards himself.

February 14, 2019

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BON Hotels trailblazes into DRC

South African-based hotel management company, BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of BON Hotel Karibu Kolwezi

December 12, 2018

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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, 2018

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Off the grid

Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude?   

October 18, 2018

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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, 2018

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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, 2018

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It’s a nice day for a White (River) wedding

A recent trend that seems to be gaining its place in the sun is that of bushveld weddings as the romance of a bushveld sunset

September 13, 2018

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Siyanda Zindela heads up camp at Shishangeni by BON Hotels

BON Hotels has announced the appointment of Siyanda Zindela as General Manager at their Kruger National Park property

September 13, 2018

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BONfire Braai Masters 2018

On Saturday 22 September, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central will host the 3rd edition of the BONfire Braai Masters competition in support of Heritage Day and to celebrate our diverse cultures and heritage.

September 11, 2018

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BON Hotels hosts Travel With Flair

Some 500 guests were treated to gourmet-style boerewors rolls prepared by Chef Duncan Wales and for those who couldn’t make it in person, BON Hotels took the party to them.

August 21, 2018

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Take a walk on the wild side

The 4-star Shishangeni by BON Hotels located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park has added Shishangeni Bush Walks to their list of things to do.

August 14, 2018

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BON Hotels boosts home-grown skills in the Nigerian hospitality sector

The directors of BON Hotels have emphasized their strategy of local skills and training in the Nigerian hospitality sector.

August 6, 2018

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Women2women

An average of 2 million schoolgirls miss 60 days of school each year because they cannot afford sanitary wear

July 26, 2018

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BON Hotels takes on two new hotels in Kwazulu Natal

Looking to further cement their presence in Kwazulu Natal and following their recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban

July 26, 2018

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New Appointments

Mike Jameson has been appointed General Manager at Destiny Hotel & Convention Centre by BON Hotels

July 17, 2018

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BON Hotels announces their Kwazulu Natal arrival

BON Hotels have extended their South African footprint into Kwazulu Natal with the takeover of the well-known 64 on Gordon Hotel.

May 31, 2018

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New Appointments

Dawie de la Guerre has been promoted to Group Financial Director at BON Hotels.

May 29, 2018

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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, 2018

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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, 2018

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The big “Little 5”

You would be forgiven for assuming that nothing much exists in this land of sand when in fact the ‘Little 5’, as they are affectionately called by the locals, make their home there

May 7, 2018

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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, 2018

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New appointments

Born and bred Namibian Conni Lyners always knew she wanted to work in hospitality and on completing her matric

March 27, 2018

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BON Hotels launches revamped BON Hotel Abuja

BON Hotels launched their revamped BON Hotel Abuja at an event attended by media guests and VIPs on 20 March 2018.

March 26, 2018

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BON Hotels adds Nelspruit to its growing portfolio

BON Hotels has announced its recent addition of Destiny Lodge Nelspruit by BON Hotels into their portfolio.

March 16, 2018

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BONangels water drive

We all know that the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit hard with a severe drought and are currently on level 6b water restrictions.

February 10, 2018

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BON Hotels signs on new hotel in Kempton Park, Johannesburg

BON Hotels has added Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa & Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, to its South African portfoli

February 1, 2018

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People on the move

Charl van Wyk takes on the role of Group Operations Director to Group Commercial Director at BON Hotels.

January 24, 2018

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BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central BONhomie competition winners enjoy a night with Lerato Manjiya & DJ Pop

n Friday, 8 December 2017 BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new ‘homies’ to the group.

January 16, 2018

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Paying it forward; in water.

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central is donating 5 litres of water to all guests passing through on their way to Cape Town

November 30, 2017

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First management trainee graduates from Learnership Programme at BON Hotels

The In-service traineeship Programme is geared towards school leavers wanting to pursue a career in hospitality.

November 26, 2017

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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, 2017

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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal Hotel BONhomie competition winners enjoy a night with ProVerb

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new winners to the group.

October 11, 2017

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Developing local talent

Tourism is one of the world’s biggest employers and the hotel industry recognises the benefit of investing in, recruiting and developing local talent in the communities

October 9, 2017

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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, 2017

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BON Hotels CEO calls for SA Hotel Management companies to consolidate

“There’s not enough room at the Inn.” That’s according to Guy Stehlik, CEO of South African-based hotel management company BON Hotels.

September 11, 2017

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4th annual Vaal Whisky Festival at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal adds Gin to the mix

BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal will be hosting the 4th annual Vaal Whisky Festival, but this year with a twist, adding Gin to the mix. 

August 26, 2017

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Wonder Women

The hotel and hospitality business is a tough one; it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

August 8, 2017

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What’s on – BONfire Braai Masters 2017

Twenty corporate teams will compete against one another in the 2nd edition of the BONfire Braai Masters competition on Saturday, 23 September

August 1, 2017

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A mix of marriages

Weddings are one of the most universal traditions on the planet yet they are celebrated differently by everyone.

July 28, 2017

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New appointment

The board of BON Hotels is delighted to welcome Paul Umoh, who has been appointed Executive Director of Operations at BON Hotels International West Africa

July 11, 2017

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BON Hotels sign 12th hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels announced the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria, further increasing the company’s presence and footprint in West Africa

June 26, 2017

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BON Hotels bids farewell to industry icon and hospitality stalwart, Pieter Bekker

Pieter Bekker brought decades of experience to the industry, spanning some 40 years – thirteen of those in West African hospitality; his commitment to Nigeria was unparallelled.

June 26, 2017

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BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central Wedding Showcase

Bloemfontein’s most loved wedding venue, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, will be hosting a two day Wedding Showcase from 4 – 5 August.

June 1, 2017

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What’s On: Vaal River Meander Wine Route, 24 June – 30 July 2017

The Vaal River Meander is celebrating its 14th year and visitors to the area can indulge in SIX weeks of weekend wine tasting!  

May 30, 2017

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Refurbishments underway at BON Hotel Delta and BON Hotel Abuja, Nigeria

The first phase is underway with the replacement of flooring, lighting and various areas of the kitchen, along with installing new air conditioners.

May 23, 2017

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Desert Rose

The world is large and your choice of honeymoon destinations is endless but with its magnificent location, accessibility and affordability you would be remiss not to consider Namibia for your honeymoon or wedding ceremony

May 22, 2017

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Say ‘I Do’ in the city

Couples often agonise over choosing the perfect venue for their wedding. The location of the reception has an effect on every element of the big day, from the choice of suppliers to the number of guests who can attend

April 9, 2017

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Chef Khumalo Hotel School opens at BON Hotel Midrand

Celebrity Chef Citrum Khumalo and the BON Hotel Group have announced that their new venture, Asidle Culinary Kitchen and The Black Pepper Bar, is officially open.

February 20, 2017

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BON Hotels launches 10th property in Nigeria

BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has added a tenth property to their Nigerian portfolio

February 13, 2017

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Camp Shawu at Shishangeni, by BON Hotels lights up the African sky with a new look

Shishangeni, operated by BON Hotels, has re-opened Camp Shawu, following a mini-renovation.

January 16, 2017

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BON Hotels launches CSR platform, BONangels, in Africa

BON Hotels, a South African-based hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has expanded on its CSR initiatives with the introduction of BONangels,

December 1, 2016

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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, 2016

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Get a kick out of this

The second hosting of the Safland Sevens tournament taking place in the beautiful coastal town of Swakopmund on 12 and 13 November 2016 will see world-class Sevens outfits in action

October 27, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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The Grand Old Lady Turns Ninety

After three marriages, a few flings and a divorce or two, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal celebrates her ninetieth birthday this year and the hotel seems to be enjoying a new lease on life.

September 15, 2016

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Sharing is caring

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, 2016

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BON Hotels takes on second property in East Africa

This is the latest addition to the BON stable and forms an integral part of the group’s expansion plans into Africa. 

September 6, 2016

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BON Hotels’ launch Heritage Day Braai-off

Twenty corporate teams will compete against one another in the ultimate urban braai-off, The BONfire Braai Masters competition, to be held on the roof-top at  BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central 

August 26, 2016

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The race for the rave review

Following the recent success of our athletes in Rio at the Olympic Games, it is well worth noting that preparation is key for success and much like a runner gets ready for a race

August 26, 2016

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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal hosts 3rd annual Vaal Whiskey Festival

Back by popular demand, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal will be hosting the 3rd annual Vaal Whiskey Festival, taking place over two days on 21 and 22 October

August 26, 2016

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BON Hotels extends their African footprint into Ethiopia

BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has added yet another property to their ever-growing stabl

August 10, 2016

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BON Hotels moves into Bloemfontein

BON Hotels, who own, operate and manage hotels throughout Africa, have added BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central to their South African portfolio.

June 27, 2016

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Tips for hosting a big event

If you are planning any big event such as a conference, a wedding, an awards ceremony, a product launch, a cocktail party or whatever else it may be, you may be wondering where to begin.

June 2, 2016

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Game for anything – BON Hotels adds Shishangeni Private Game Lodge to their portfolio

Ever on the lookout for new opportunities in Africa, BON Hotels, after lengthy negotiations, has taken over Shishangeni Private Game Lodge.

May 23, 2016

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Refurbishments and rebranding underway at BON Hotels’ Nigerian properties

The refurbishment at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro is in progress with minimum inconvenience to guests.

May 1, 2016

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BON Hotels launches new loyalty programme, BONami

The hotel industry is a competitive one and guests will easily switch from one hotel to another chasing a better deal, better service or an incentive to stay.

April 16, 2016

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West Coast Heritage – Not just a bunch of fossils

Heritage is not just about history, bygone eras, traditions and old bones – it does embody those very things but it is also about people, cultures and communities that make a place special

April 14, 2016

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BON Hotels launches CSR platform, BONangels

BON Hotels, a South African-based hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, have expanded on their CSR initiatives with the introduction of BONangels

March 23, 2016

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For the greater good – CSR in Hospitality

Forget about brownie points, bottom lines or BEE ratings – corporate social responsibility for any business should be about giving back and doing good

February 22, 2016

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Pooling expertise – BON Hotels adopts the Casual Pool Initiative

With the significant shortage of skilled labour in South Africa, especially within the hospitality sector, BON Hotels has adopted a unique approach to filling vacant positions at their hotels

January 25, 2016

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Destination Swakopmund

BON Hotel Swakopmund opened its doors to the public on 7 December 2015 to a full house!  Situated alongside the coastline, just minutes from the CBD, the hotel has much to offer on site and in the area

January 18, 2016

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Out and about in Midrand

Whether you are staying at a hotel for a few days or just for a night, it’s good to know what your options are in terms of things to do at and around the hotel.

December 11, 2015

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Changing lanes

The board at BON Hotel International West Africa now boasts another formidable team member, namely Pieter Bekker, who brings decades of experience in the industry spanning some 40 years

October 31, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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Business as usual at BON Hotel Shelley Point

Recent concerns over the operation and management of BON Hotel Shelley Point have been addressed at a meeting held in Cape Town this week.

September 4, 2015

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Stehlik, Gillis form new generation partnership

If collaboration truly is the next megatrend, the hospitality industry certainly has something to look forward to. Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels, and Grant Gillis of Delta International Design Studio

August 12, 2015

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People on the move

Bernard Cassar joins BON Hotels International West Africa as Executive Director.

July 28, 2015

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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, 2015

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2015 Vaal Whiskey Festival

Following its success in 2014, Vereeniging will once again be showcasing rare, premium whiskey brands at the Vaal Whiskey Festival at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal.

June 19, 2015

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BON Hotels places strong footprint into Nigeria

Cape Town-based hospitality company BON Hotels has taken over management, sales and marketing of four Protea hotels in Nigeria.

May 31, 2015

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Making conferencing WORK for you!

Thoughts of putting together a conference can be frustrating when we are faced with uninspired feelings of “here we go, same old, same old”.

May 21, 2015

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BON appoints a new Group Operations Director

BON Hotels appointed Charl van Wyk as Group Operations Director on 9 February 2015.

May 12, 2015

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Who knew there was so much to do in Vereeniging?

The Vaal Dam, built during the Great Depression some 77 years ago, over the decades has ebbed and flowed as a popular destination for holiday-makers, conference delegates and pleasure-seekers.

May 11, 2015

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Otto Stehlik joins BON Hotels

Otto Stehlik, hospitality industry icon, founder and former Chairman of Protea Hotels, has joined his son Guy Stehlik at BON Hotels, a South African-based company which is gaining ground in the hospitality space.

May 4, 2015

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BON Hotels launch BONNY

With the recent launch of phase one of BON Hotels’ web-based application for mobile devices, “app-tly” named BONNY, the guest experience at any of their properties has just been upgraded.

April 23, 2015

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We kid you not!

School’s out and hotels across the country are rallying to get the ‘house in order’ to welcome the droves of holidaymakers making the most of their time off and the last rays of summer.

March 31, 2015

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Dean van Rooyen appointed General Manager at BON Hotel Swakopmund

Dean van Rooyen, recently appointed General Manager at the new BON Hotel Swakopmund, boasts an impressive CV with a career spanning 25 years. 

March 29, 2015

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Reviewing the review

Most hoteliers would know of the legendary hotelier, Rocco Forte. Apparently Mr Forte, famous for The Savoy Hotel and The Forte Group, held a morning meeting with his staff every day, boardroom style.

March 27, 2015

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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, 2015

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The West Coast – No longer the best-kept secret

For those of us who used to consider the West Coast “our little secret”, this is no longer the case as hotels, B&Bs, game lodges will testify. 

March 8, 2015

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Hotel food and beverage offerings – in-house or out-source?

A recent look at “mega trends” affecting the hotel industry draws some attention to food and beverage offerings and, more importantly, what guests are expecting from a hotel from these departments

February 25, 2015

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Upping the ante on staff well being in the hospitality sector

BON Hotels, who have made a name for themselves in resuscitating hotels have introduced HR policies that are aimed at getting staff more involved in decision making as well as boosting morale.

February 3, 2015

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BON Hotel Midrand – Cleaning up

Since new management moved in at BON Hotel Midrand at the beginning of December, the team at BON Hotels has been ‘cleaning up’

January 15, 2015

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BON Hotels takes on Constantia Hotel, Midrand

1 December saw BON Hotels, a South African based hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels, take on ownership and management of the hotel business at the 49-room Constantia Hotel in Midrand

November 28, 2014

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People on the move

Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels, a South African based company that owns, manages and markets hotels’, first priority on taking over Shelley Point Hotel in October was to appoint a new General Manger, that of Emile Roworth. 

November 17, 2014

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New Appointment

Having recently relocated to Cape Town from Johannesburg Martie is excited at the prospect of new opportunities and challenges at BON Hotels.

November 14, 2014

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Staff get a taste of BON hospitality

The HR team at BON Hotels are often complimented for their creative and original ideas in their approach to staff incentives and training.

September 15, 2014

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BON Hotels, making waves up the West Coast

BON Hotels sales and marketing team believes that the hotel will succeed if it focuses its marketing efforts on the corporate and conference sector during the week and the family leisure market over the weekends and holiday periods.

September 15, 2014

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Is the Vaal heading for a revival?

BON Hotels, a South African-based company that owns, manages and operates hotels, has recently taken over the Riviera on Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging.

September 1, 2014

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BON Hotels on Radio 90.6FM

Take a listen to Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels and Jacky Maulgue, our Sales Director, giving Stefan Olivier of Profinan and Erik Du Preez

August 25, 2014

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Guy Stehlik talks to SAFM

Guy Stehlik talks to SAFM’s Karen Key about the launch of BON Hotels and the thinking behind this new force to be reckoned with in the hospitality industry.

August 25, 2014

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Shelley Point Hotel gets the Business Rescue treatment

It comes as no surprise that the hospitality industry has suffered from the great World Cup hangover, resulting in a few casualties in the restaurant and hotel arena

August 12, 2014

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New Appointment – Craig Swart

“Craig has a formidable work ethic, drive and integrity and we look forward to good things from him.”

July 30, 2014

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Women in Hospitality – Good business!

Hotel, catering and tourism is an ever-changing landscape and is the largest, fastest-growing service sector, with an average female contingent of over 55% at global level.

July 30, 2014

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Send in the Cavalry

The hotel arena in South Africa has seen many a distressed business of late

July 15, 2014

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Jacky Maulgue joins BON Hotels, Gauteng

Jacky began her travel career in 1993 and has some 18 years of experience in the industry. 

April 22, 2014

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BON Hotels begins Gauteng Footprint

On 3 April 2014, BON Hotels, a Cape Town-based company that owns, manages and markets hotels, took on ownership and management of Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club, in Gauteng.

April 8, 2014

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Press Release: Mark Sawkins joins the BON Hotels team

BON Hotels, a Cape Town-based company that owns, manages and markets hotels, has recently recruited Mark Sawkins as their Operations Director.

February 6, 2014

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Ankerdata impress with developing cool idea

Ankerdata who have been working closely with the operations team at Hotel Verde and BON Hotels on the property management system protel for “Africa’s greenest hotel” may very well be able to claim a world first in hospitality software technology. 

January 31, 2014

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PRESS RELEASE: Hotel Verde bags Eco-Logic Water Conservation Award

Proving that they are “Africa’s greenest hotel”, the recently opened, Hotel Verde, has scooped the Water Conservation Award at the Eco-Logic Awards held in Johannesburg on 26 Septembe

November 1, 2013

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PRESS RELEASE: Art Students honoured by Africa’s Greenest Hotel

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, along with 250 guests, attended the Hotel Verde Art Project Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 29 August, at the recently opened, Africa’s Greenest Hotel. 

September 3, 2013

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Africa’s Greenest Hotel

Having set themselves the target of building Africa’s greenest hotel, owners Mario and Annemarie Delicio are thrilled by the opening of Hotel Verde .

August 28, 2013

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Groenste hotel in Afrika open op Kaapse lughawe

Mario Delicio), eienaar van Hotel Verde wat gister amptelik by die Kaapstadse Lughawe geopen is, en Andre Harms van Ecolution, die hotel se volhoubaarheidskonsultant

August 28, 2013

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Without Reservation

The R 170 million Hotel near Cape Town International Airport, which opens its doors in August, targets two internationally acclaimed certifications for green building and operations

August 12, 2013

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BON Hotels group gets a new ‘good thinking’ website

The new website for BON Hotels is a key component in their strategy to become a world-class hotel management company.

August 8, 2013

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Stehlik gets website he wanted

The new website that has been established for Bon Hotels is a key component in the strategy of founder Guy Stehlik to become a world-class hotel management company.

August 5, 2013

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Runner-up in Energy Efficiency & Carbon Management Award – By Mail&Guardian

Hotel Verde is scheduled for completion in August 2013. Travellers arriving at Cape Town International Airport will soon be able to check in to what will be Africa's most environmentally friendly hotel

July 15, 2013

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Constructing Africa’s greenest hotel – By Africa Business Journal

South African hospitality group BON Hotels announced on Thursday it is building what will be the greenest hotel in Africa once it officially opens for business in August.

July 15, 2013

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BON Hotels takes on Margate – By PropertyWheel

November 1, 2013 will see the opening of BON Hotel Margate, a six-story, 60-room,  full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare overlooking the blue flag beaches.

May 20, 2013

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New hotel in the pipeline for Margate – By South Coast Herald

MARGATE is to acquire a new six-story 60-room full-service hotel, the latest in the growing Bon Hotels stable.

May 20, 2013

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November opening for Margate Hotel – By SA Tourism Update

ON Hotels has announced that BON Hotel Margate, a 60-room, full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare, will open on November 1.

May 20, 2013

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November opening for Margate Hotel – By Business Travel Now

BON Hotels has announced that Bon Hotel Margate, a 60-room, full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare, will open on November 1.

May 20, 2013

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Six-storey hotel for Margate – By Daily News

A NEW six-storey hotel is going to open for business in Margate on November 1, it was announced yesterday. "That's really exciting news for Margate and the South Coast.

May 20, 2013

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November opening for Margate Hotel – By EventsNow

BON Hotels has announced that Bon Hotel Margate, a 60-room, full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare, will open on November 1.

May 20, 2013

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Green Hospitality – By Building Africa

Hotel Verde boasts some of Africa's "greenest" hospitality, ranging from its early construction phases to its future management.

May 20, 2013

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From the ground up – By Simply Green

'We have a responsibility as a company, as an employer and as a visitor on this planet to live as sustainably as possible. This is the only way we can survive long-term and hand over to our children in a responsible manner.'

May 20, 2013

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Stehlik to open new hotel in Margate – By Hotel & Restaurant

In another display of confidence in the future of tourism on the KZN coast, November will see the opening of the Bon Hotel Margate, a six-storey, 60-room, full-service hotel on the town’s main thoroughfare.

May 9, 2013

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Embracing its title – By GSA Worldwide

Embracing its title as the greenest hotel in Africa, Hotel Verde is blazing a trail of innovationand setting new standards of BY 13N HOTELS excellence across the industry

May 9, 2013

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BON Hotels takes on Margate – By Hospitality.co.za

November 1, 2013 will see the opening of BON Hotel Margate, a six-story, 60-room, full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare overlooking the blue flag beaches.

May 9, 2013

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November opening for Margate Hotel – By TNW

BON Hotels has announced that Bon Hotel Margate, a 60-room, full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare, will open on November 1.

May 9, 2013

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‘BON’ this way – By SA Conference

November 1, 2013 will see the opening of BON Hotel Margate, a six-story, 60-room, full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare overlooking the blue flag beaches.

May 9, 2013

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It’s looking good for BON Hotels – By Hotel & Restaurant

The hotel management company set up last year by Guy Stehlik Is about to make a breakthrough In The Middle East, but he says Southern Africa remains the main target for the group's value-adding proposition

April 8, 2013

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A new way of doing everything – By Property Junction

The brightly painted Hotel Verde aims to be both a landmark for visitors to Cape Town and a sustainability benchmark for other hospitality establishments in Africa

April 8, 2013

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Hotel Verde – By Women’s Choice

"We have a responsibility as a company, as an employer and as a visitor on this planet to live as sustainably as possible. This is the only way we can survive long-term and hand over to our children in a responsible manner."

April 8, 2013

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Going Green – By TravelMag SA

We have a responsibility as a company, as an employer and as a visitor on this planet to live as sustainably as possible

April 8, 2013

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Welcome to Hotel Verde – By Get It

Against a backdrop of airliners silhouetted against the Cape's blue skyline, domestic and international travellers will soon be able to check into the greenest hotel on the continent.

April 8, 2013

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Hospitality’s new green jacket – By 25 Degrees in Africa

Much like the trend to "green" residential spaces, employing greener practices in the hospitality industry has become a requirement in more international hotels and holiday destinations.

March 27, 2013

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Airport Office – By Wits business School Journal

Airports are adapting as they recognise that business does not have to come to a standstill just because travel is involved.

March 27, 2013

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