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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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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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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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How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crises

The hospitality industry is no stranger to hardships. We are often first to feel the impact of any global or local crisis. When a situation impacts the lives of the consumers we deal with daily, we are directly affected.

June 23, 2020

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Break the shackles

In the start-up stages of BON Hotels, very eager (as are most hotel management companies) to get our portfolio numbers up, we were sucked into the proverbial question of ‘how many hotels have you got in your group?'

September 2, 2018

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Size Matters

It’s a fact that we are living in what I call the ‘Age of Consolidation’, the ‘sharing economy’ as it’s coined by others.

September 11, 2017

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Ahhh, the luxury…

I remember the days when we hoteliers had the luxury of daydreaming of ways to delight our guests, conjuring up new ideas, even improving things that seemed to be working.

June 21, 2017

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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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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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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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