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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.
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, 2023Read More
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, 2023Read More
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, 2023Read More
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, 2023Read More
“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, 2023Read More
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 2014Read More
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, 2014Read More
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, 2013Read More
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, 2013Read More
Welcome to Hotel Verde – By Get It Online
Welcome to Hotel Verde – Africa’s greenest hotel March 20, 2013 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.
March 27, 2013Read More
Big plans for hotel management company – By Property24
Those who attended a briefing given recently by Guy Stehlik, founder and chief executive officer, of new hotel management group, BON Hotels, were left with no doubt that the young BON Hotels’ management team has set its sights on becoming front runners
March 18, 2013Read More
R266m ecofriendly installations to make hotel Africa’s greenest – By Engineering News
In a bid to contribute to market transformation geared towards sustainability in the Western Cape tourism and construction industries, the environment-friendly Hotel Verde, in Cape Town, is installing geothermal heating and cooling designs worth R26.6-million.
February 25, 2013Read More
Hotel Verde The Greenest Hotel to be on the Continent; By Construction News
Situated on Michigan Street less Than 500 metres from the airports' terminal in Cape Town is the Three Star Hotel Verde-soon to be the greenest hotel on the continent with 145 rooms earmarked for completion in March 2013
February 14, 2013Read More