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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.

Dropping the ball

My team and I have recently undergone a truly humbling experience at BON Hotels

January 9, 2015

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Bring on the Gramadoelas

There’s something very special about being the ‘small guy’. I mean, though we of course aspire to box in the heavyweight division, at the moment, the featherweight ring is where the exciting stuff is happening!

December 5, 2014

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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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The value of PR

Being a start-up organisation, we are fairly constrained by slim marketing budgets.

November 25, 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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Keep on trucking

As fledglings in the hospitality industry, my team has travelled the road (or ridden the rollercoaster, I might say!)

November 5, 2014

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Rubbing shoulders

Networking has not been one of my priorities. I confess it is something I shy away from - I prefer to connect with people one-on-one.

October 14, 2014

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Getting the basics right

As passionate hoteliers, we find ourselves in a difficult situation. Banks are slowly starting to warm to hotel projects - this time around less lenient, and on their own terms

October 1, 2014

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Good people people

A successful hotelier is frequently asked the question, “What makes a hotel good?” The answers are endless, but there is one ingredient that will make or break a property.

September 19, 2014

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Cool like that

Executive meetings can be intense and uninspiring. To liven things up, we have a tradition at BON Hotels EXCO meetings for each member to have a turn to present to the committee a ground-breaking emerging industry trend

September 18, 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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Value vs Volume

I have always believed in the organic growth of BON Hotels and have sworn in the past that I would rather go bust than take on a property to rack up the numbers in our portfolio, without being able to add value.

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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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.

August 6, 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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Backing the jockey

I recently had the honour of being part of the Nedbank It’s my Biz campaign and had the delight of being selected to join them on the Pietermaritzburg leg of their Simply Biz semina

July 25, 2014

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Blinds man’s bluff

We have recently had a few distressed hotels approach us, looking for a magic wand to sort out their hotel management problems.

July 22, 2014

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Send in the Calvary

Hotel owners are often extraordinary business people, but hotel management requires skills that are not typical to managing a business.

July 17, 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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Local is more than Lekker

We recently hosted a cocktail function at one of our new properties - invited guests included many local business people, all of whom are passionate about their community and proud of what their neighbourhood has to offer

June 24, 2014

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Great Expectations

I was jolted into reality last week at how easy it is for a leader, who is passionate about what you are doing, to fall into the trap of expecting super-human performances from your team.

June 12, 2014

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As you were

I recently had a request to comment on the role of the hotel general manager - specifically as to how this role has changed and to what we could attribute this.

June 2, 2014

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Shape Shifting

Many business and entrepreneur experts pound into our heads the idea that a new business or a start-up needs to establish its company culture from the outset

May 19, 2014

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Connecting with good people

People do business with people they like, and not necessarily with like-minded people. If you break it down to the bare bones, BON Hotels is about relationships

May 14, 2014

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Most Outrageous Job

Student life teaches you many lessons. How to wear a pair of jeans for a few weeks, what to do with mould in your coffee cup, and how to get through lectures on a few hours’ sleep.

April 30, 2014

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SOS

The current hotel climate is certainly experiencing a degree of uncertainty in the form of mixed messages.

April 23, 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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Enter the Giants

Hospitality industry hype at the moment is centred on the arrival of international brands into Africa and South Africa.

April 16, 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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How quickly we forget

The South African business sector, Cape Town in particular, has a short memory with regard to the oversupply of hotels and/or accommodation in our prime CBD locations

April 8, 2014

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Good things come to those who wait

You may recall Malcolm Gladwell's hugely popular book Outliers which is largely responsible for introducing "the 10 000-hour rule" to the masses.

April 1, 2014

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There’s a time to plan and a time to do…

One of my greatest philosophies - and a phrase those who know me will often hear me say - is: “There is a time to plan and a time to do; never do when you plan and never plan when you do.”

March 25, 2014

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BON Hotels securing future talent…

It is encouraging, to say the least, that over the last few weeks our core values are coming to the fore and the industry will be buying into them - Good people. Good thinking. Good feeling. 

March 18, 2014

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Trends in the Hospitality Industry for 2014

The biggest trend would be personalisation  - social media and the mobile generation has resulted in a new type of traveller and these new travellers are growing exponentially, not only throughout the world, but particularly here in South Africa.

March 11, 2014

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Nigeria calling

It’s been a week of GOOD news, but our most significant experiences in the last few days have stemmed out of Nigeria.

March 4, 2014

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Engaging with Asian markets

Returning to Cape Town from a business trip, it became apparent to me whilst observing Chinese travellers and their confusion at signs and seat numbers, inevitably sitting in the wrong place

February 25, 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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Green Pastures – By Walls & Roofs in Africa

The hotel industry is the canary in the coal mine for the building industry. And although the canary is still breathing, its voice is hoarse and its lungs are full of carbon

March 27, 2013

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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, 2013

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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, 2013

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Guy Stehlik’s Bon team targets 10 hotels – By Hotel & Restaurant

Guy Stehlik, founder and CEO of Bon Hotels, has set his sights on becoming a front-runner in both the South African and international hospitality sectors.

March 8, 2013

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Africa’s Greenest Hotel from the ground up – By Going Places

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

March 4, 2013

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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, 2013

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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, 2013

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Green Hotel – By Destiny Man

GREEN HOTEL Local and international travellers going to Cape Town will soon be able to check into what's deemed Africa's greenest accommodation option

February 14, 2013

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Hotels in Jeopardy – by Destiny

Industry estimates indicate that over 20% of local hotels (particularly five-star boutique establishments and remote country inns) are non-profitable and face closure.

February 14, 2013

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Verde perfect – By SUNDAY TIMES, Lifestyle Magazine

Welcome to Africa's greenest hotel, where saving energy might earn you a free drink.

February 4, 2013

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Eco-friendly hotel at Cape Town International Airport in May – by Sunday Times (Express Edition), Lifestyle

BON HOTELS is to open an eco-friendly hotel at Cape Town International Airport in May

January 25, 2013

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Hotel Verde to open at CTIA in May – by Travel News Weekly

BON Hotels has announced that the eco-friendly Hotel Verde will open at Cape Town International Airport in May.

January 25, 2013

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Africa’s ‘greenest’ hotel takes shape in Cape Town – by SA Property News

Installation of Cobiax void formers has reduced the amount of concrete required in each concrete level slab at Hotel Verde, which is under construction near Cape Town International Airport.

January 25, 2013

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Eco-friendly Hotel Verde opening at CTIA – By Mail & Guardian

Look out for the ecofriendly Hotel Verde opening at the Cape Town International Airport in May this year.

January 25, 2013

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Eco-friendly Hotel Verde opening at CTIA – by Mail & Guardian

Look out for the ecofriendly Hotel Verde opening at the Cape Town International Airport in May this year.

January 24, 2013

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Eco-friendly hotel at Cape Town International Airport – by Sunday Times Travel Weekly

Green hotel for CT airport BON HOTELS is to open an eco-friendly hotel at Cape Town International Airport in May.

January 23, 2013

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Africa’s Greenest Hotel from the ground up – by The Green Times

Company owners have a responsibility, as employers and as visitors on this planet to live as sustainably as possible

January 14, 2013

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May opening for eco-friendly Cape Town Hotel – by Tourism Update

BON Hotels, the recently established hotel management and marketing group, has announced that the new, eco-friendly Hotel Verde will open at Cape Town International Airport in May.

January 14, 2013

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The art of environmental responsibility – by Beyond

Not only is Cape Town boasting the construction of the greenest hotel in Africa, but the hotel owners and operators — who are taking environmental responsibility, awareness and education very seriously — have extended the green thinking into classrooms.

January 14, 2013

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Africa’s Greenest Hotel opening soon – by Hotel & Restaurant

Touted as Africa's "greenest hotel'; the Hotel Verde near Cape Town International Airport is due to open in May. Construction began a year ago

January 14, 2013

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Africa’s greenest hotel – by The Networks

Construction on Hotel Verde, situated just outside Cape Town International Airport, began in 2010, with a team of contractors and experts who were dedicated to finding alternative ways to building

December 18, 2012

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Africa’s greenest hotel from the ground up – by eProp@News

Construction on Hotel Verde, which is a part of the recently launched BON Hotels group, began over a year ago just outside Cape Town International Airport

December 11, 2012

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Africa’s Greenest Hotel from the ground up – by SA Commercial Prop News

Guy Stehlik of BON Hotels addresses the guests at Hotel Verde Roof Wetting We have a responsibility as a company, as an employer and as a visitor on this planet to live as sustainably as possible

December 11, 2012

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New SA Hotel Group – by Business Traveller Africa

November saw a new hotel management and marketing group launched in South Africa. BON Hotels is headed up by CEO and founder, Guy Stehlik and business partner, John Saliba.

December 5, 2012

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Hotel Verde: Africa’s greenest hotel from the ground up

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

December 5, 2012

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BON Hotels wil SA bedry wingsgewender mask – by SAKE24 (Beeld)

Die jongste raminge dui daarop dat meer as 20% van die hotelle in Suid-Afrika nie winsgewend is nie en 'n groot aantal is onder druk, volgens Guy Stehlik, uitvoerende hoof van BON Hotels.

December 5, 2012

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BON Hotels wil deur bestuur en bemarking waarde toevoeg – by SAKE24

Meer as 20% van die hotelle in Suid-Afrika is nie winsgewend nie en 'n groot aantal is onder druk, volgens Guy Stehlik, uitvoerende hoof van BON Hotels

December 5, 2012

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BON Hotels launches with new management concept – by Travel News Weekly

 REVOLUTIONARY new hotel management concept is to help newly launched BON Hotels make its mark in the cut-throat and overtraded South African hospitality sector.

December 5, 2012

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Newlands stadium hotel on the cards – by Property24

Bon Hotels, a hotel management company, has announced that Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town could have Africa's first stadium hotel.

December 5, 2012

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BON Hotels management company launched – by Property24

Bon Hotels, a new hotel management and marketing group was launched at the Sahara Park Newlands Grounds in Newlands Cape Town on 15 November.

December 5, 2012

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New South African Hotel Management Group Launched – by eProp@News

New South African hotel management group launched to revolutionise the industry BON Hotels’ founders Guy Stehlik and John Saliba have opened many hotels throughout their careers

December 5, 2012

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First stadium hotel in Africa – by Cape Argus

Sahara Park Newlands Cricket Ground could soon become the first cricket stadium to have a hotel built at the stadium.

December 5, 2012

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BON Hotels launches with innovative management concept – by Tourism Update

A revolutionary new hotel management concept is to help newly launched BON Hotels make its mark in the cut-throat and overtraded South African hospitality sector.

December 5, 2012

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BON Hotels launches in SA – by News24

A new hotel management and marketing group, BON Hotels has just launched in South Africa.

December 5, 2012

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New South African Hotel Management Group launched – by SA Commercial Prop News

The 15th November will see a new hotel management and marketing group, BON Hotels, launched in South Africa.

December 5, 2012

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BON Hotels signs on Hotel Verde

In keeping with their “Good thinking”, newly launched BON Hotels’ first hotel management contract has been signed with “ Africa’s Greenest “ hotel.

November 20, 2012

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Flagship hotel at Newlands Cricket Grounds Under Negotiation

There is a specific reason why BON Hotels has chosen to launch itself at this beautiful cricket ground in Newlands.

November 20, 2012

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New South African Hotel Management Group Launched

The 15th November will see a new hotel management and marketing group, BON Hotels, launched in South Africa. 

November 19, 2012

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Africa’s ‘greenest’ hotel takes shape – by Sunday Weekend Argus

Building near Cape Town airport goes to tremendous lengths to generate own power and reduce waste

January 14, 2012

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BON Hotels launches with innovative management concept – by Business Travel Now

A REVOLUTIONARY hotel management concept is to help newly-launched BON Hotels make its mark in the cut-throat and overtraded South African hospitality sector.

January 14, 2012

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