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New Management Couple at Guvon Askari Lodge

Magaliesberg, Mpumalanga, 25 April 2019 – Karen and Dave Atherstone have been appointed by Guvon Hotels as the new Management Couple at Askari Lodge & Spa. The Atherstone’s have a wealth of experience working with some of the country’s best hospitality providers.

Prior to taking this position, Dave held the role of General Manager at Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris. “The experience gained there will be invaluable to the team at Askari Lodge and Dave is well placed to combine fresh ideas with the unique philosophy of Guvon Hotels & Spas to create outstanding guest experiences that will not be forgotten,” says Leon Bosch, Operations Director for Guvon Hotels & Spas.

Karens’ background has predominantly been within the marketing side of the hotel industry and has enabled her to gain a thorough knowledge of all areas of operations.

“We are delighted to welcome Dave and Karen back to the Guvon Group and the key to their success is their passion for the hospitality industry, their strong character, and their love for operations.  We wish them every success with their appointment. We are confident that with their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, Dave and Karen will ensure that Askari Lodge remains at the forefront of our clients’ minds, offering them a memorable service that is second to none,” says Bosch.

Commenting on what they hope to bring to Askari Lodge & Spa,  the Atherstone’s said “We believe that with our combined experience and the existing Askari Lodge Team, we will take the lodge to new heights. Guests arriving must feel like they are staying in a home away from home, where all their needs are taken care of – leaving as part of the family after a once in a lifetime experience.”

About Guvon Hotels & Spas: A leading hospitality group, Guvon offers a collection of hotels in Gauteng & Northwest. Their properties include: Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, Glenburn Lodge & Spa and Bush Willow Tented Camp are in Muldersdrift, in the Cradle of Humankind. Askari Game Lodge & Spa, a Big 5 game reserve and Warthogs Bush Lodge are both in Magaliesberg. The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort (Randpark Golf Club) add city retreats to our country collection of properties, with Black Eagle Boutique Hotel in Roodepoort bringing a boutique hotel on board.

For more information visit or call Central Reservations on 08611 48866. 

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