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ONOMO Hotels Acquires BON Hotels

BON Hotels CEO, Guy Stehlik with ONOMO Hotels CEO, Cedric Guilleminot.

CASABLANCA, Morocco, 12 December 2019 – The hospitality industry on the African continent is set for a major shake-up following the announcement today that ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60, 1% controlling stake in BON Hotels. BON Hotels CEO, Guy ...

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Top HR Event Announces Awards Finalists

Bloemfontein, 06 June 2019 – BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central has achieved finalist status in the preliminary stages of the 2019 Future of HR Awards. Following the two-day Future of HR Summit, the awards bring together CEOs, CTOs, HR directors and ...

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Bon Hotels Partners With The Sunflower Fund

Young man with a sunflower

Cape Town, 30 April 2019 – The BON Hotels Group has announced a multi-tiered CSI partnership with The Sunflower Fund Registry for Africa. The Sunflower Fund is a donor recruitment centre and stem cell registry that fights blood diseases like ...

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There’s a KwaZulu op my stoep

Richards Bay, 5 April 2019-   Top 5 things to do in Richards Bay 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, ...

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New Appointment

Cape Town, 5 April 2019-   Rudlyn Barnes-Rossouw Group Human Capital Director BON Hotels BON Hotels has appointed Rudlyn Barnes-Rossouw as Group Human Capital Director to oversee personal and professional development and transformation within the company.  Proud alumnus of The Cape ...

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

Standerton, 27 March 2019 – 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. This elegant, sandstone homestead, steeped in history, has over the past ...

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Hostage Negotiation – The He(art) of Designing

Cape Town, March 2019 – Meet Grant Gillis, the owner and manager of Delta Design who has partnered with BON Hotels to oversee conceptualisation and design of hotel refurbishments and new projects. It is not often you meet someone who ...

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Hotel Hailed For Transformation Success

Hotel staff celebrate outside BON Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein, 28 February 2019 – BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central has recently been hailed by the industry as an example of successful transformation. The company has been praised not only for their Level 2 B-BBEE status, but moreover for the manner and ...

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Richards Bay Waterfront Hotel Upgraded

Restaurant at BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay

Richards Bay, 27 February 2019 – The BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay has undergone a soft refurbishment. The reception, bar, smoking lounge, restaurant, pool deck and façade at BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay have a new look – a colourful retro-vibe muted by ...

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New Appointments at BON Hotels

BON Hotels employees Thobile Shange and Shaun Boyd

Cape Town, 19 February 2019 – Thobile Shange and Shaun Boyd have been appointed to new potions at BON Hotels.    Thobile has been appointed Sales Executive for BON Hotels based in KZN to oversee market growth, market penetration and development ...

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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, situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to their portfolio. The 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in ...

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BON Hotels Plans for a Hotel School in Nigeria

Cape Town, South Africa, 25 October 2018 – In their efforts to make a positive contribution towards tourism development and the growth of the hotel industry at large, BON Hotels, West Africa’s fastest-growing hospitality company, has announced their plans to ...

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Off the Grid at Conferences

Off the Grid at Conferences

Cape Town, South Africa, 18 October 2018 – Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude? With the advent of smartphones, smart watches, tablets and free, fast Wi-Fi, the conference ...

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BON Adds Third East African Hotel

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. Construction of the hotel commenced ...

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The Many Hats A Chef Wears

When you hear the title ‘Executive Chef’ the likes of celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or the renowned Jamie Oliver spring to mind but this title, certainly at the hotel level, whilst essential, is a rather unobtrusive, often thankless job that ...

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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, decorated with a beautifully arranged wedding ceremony, grabs the attention of more and more wedding ...

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New GM Appointed at Shishangeni in Kruger

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – BON Hotels has announced the appointment of Siyanda Zindela as General Manager at their Kruger National Park property, Shishangeni by BON Hotels. Zindela will oversee the entire management of the 4-star property ...

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Women in Hospitality – meet GM Tarryn Burrows

General Manager at BON Hotel 64 on Gordon With her die-hard attitude, positive outlook, a great sense of humour and an innate sincerity, Tarryn Burrows brings a personal and professional approach to her work. She hails from Johannesburg where she ...

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Shishangeni Lodge by BON Hotels introduces bush walks 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. This new excursion has ...

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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. The group made their ‘home-grown’ policy known when they entered the Nigerian hotel management arena some two years ago and, according ...

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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, BON Hotels has announced the inclusion of two additional properties in the region, namely Protea Hotel Empangeni, to be ...

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Woman2Woman

BON Hotels calls on hotel guests #BONangels, to support their sanitary wear drive An average of 2 million schoolgirls miss 60 days of school each year because they cannot afford sanitary wear – to put that in perspective, this means ...

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Corporates dust off their soccer boots to Have a Ball this Mandela Day

The 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament will take place on Mandela Day, Wednesday 18 July 2018 at Fives Futbol, in support of the children from TK Foundation. Sixty children from the foundation will ...

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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. The 35 – roomed boutique hotel, which is located in the rejuvenated Morningside suburb of Durban, will be flying ...

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Property Developers Should Seek Advice on Hotel Projects

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 ...

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New Appointments at BON Hotels

Dawie de la Guerre: Group Financial Director Dawie de la Guerre has been promoted to Group Financial Director at BON Hotels. He will oversee the entire financial management function of the Group to ensure compliance with all company policies and ...

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BON Hotels Links Nigerea 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 and in so ...

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The big “Little 5”

The big “Little 5” Treasures of the Namib desert Namibia – the meeting place of extreme landscapes on Africa’s West Coast – on one side the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, and on the other side a ...

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Outrageous Guest and Delegate Demands

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 ...

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BON Hotels launches revamped BON Hotel Abuja

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. The hotel, which services international and high profile clientele, has recently undergone ...

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BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu opens its doors

BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu opens its doors BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has added BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu to their Nigerian portfolio, bringing the number of properties they manage in the region ...

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BONangels Water Drive

We all know that the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit hard by a severe drought and are currently on level 6b water restrictions. The dams are at less than 25.9% and residents are now ...

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BON Hotels Signs New Hotel in Johannesburg

BON Hotels has added Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa & Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, to its South African portfolio. The modern, boutique-styled 40-roomed hotel will be known as Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre by BON Hotels. Located on ...

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People On The Move

The following appointments have been announced at BON Hotels: Charl van Wyk – Group Commercial Director, BON Hotels Charl van Wyk takes on the role of Group Operations Director to Group Commercial Director at BON Hotels. A successful career spanning ...

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BONhomie Competition Winners Reunite

On Friday, 8 December 2017 BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new ‘homies’ to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what they ...

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Top things to do in the Vaal over the Festive Season

Top things to do in the Vaal over the Festive Season If you find yourself stuck in the big smoke, wallowing in “should’ves or could’ves” while all your friends are living it up somewhere for the festive season, the last ...

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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal Hotel BONhomie Competition Winners

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new winners to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what ...

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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 during their #halfway2everywhere campaign. As you know, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit ...

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BON Hotels Continues 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. This makes the Company the largest hotel ...

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Developing Local Talent

Organizations looking to operate successfully have realised that they need to contribute to and invest in infrastructure, training and education within the countries where they operate to facilitate an increase in local talent capable of filling the roles that companies ...

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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. Speaking at the recent THINC Africa Hotel Investment Conference in Cape Town, Stehlik said that there are approximately 78 ...

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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. Why, then, do so many women opt for this as a career choice? This industry requires among many things mental strength, ...

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4th Annual Vaal Whiskey Festival at BON Hotel

BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal will be hosting the 4th annual Vaal Whiskey Festival, but this year with a twist, adding Gin to the mix. The event will take place on Saturday, 28 October, and will see connoisseurs and the ...

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BONfire Braai Masters 2017

What’s on BONfire Braai Masters 2017 Time for the 2nd edition of the ultimate urban braai-off at BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central Twenty corporate teams will compete against one another in the 2nd edition of the BONfire Braai Masters competition on ...

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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. Tying the knot in any culture comes with a list of different rituals and traditions and, family dynamics aside, there are many ...

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New Executive Director Appointed at BON Hotels

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, taking over from the late Pieter Bekker, who had mentored him over the past 13 ...

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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 and making the group the largest hotel management company in Nigeria, with additional opportunities still in play. Together with ...

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Namibia Attracts Honeymooners

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, where red desert dunes, rugged mountains ...

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South Africa Must Develop African Hotel GMs

South Africa isn’t doing enough to ensure that the hospitality and hotel industry is attractive to people as a long-term and sustainable career. Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels and Director of BON Hotels International West Africa, speaking ...

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The Worst Hotel in the World

Last month I wrote about the BEST hotel I’ve ever stayed at, which came down to ‘how did the hotel make me feel?’ and led to the importance of hotel entertainment. This got me thinking of the contrary. What is ...

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The Importance of Hotel Entertainment

At a recent hotel industry function, I was asked which was THE best hotel I have ever stayed at. This has been a common question over the years and one that has an easy answer. It’s also a question to ...

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The Old-school General Manager

John Cleese Faulty Towes

There’s been something fundamental missing in the last decade of hotel management: the unflashy, workaholic general managers, those who started their careers waiting tables, scrubbing kitchen counters and floors, climbing the ladder, slowly learning ALL of the necessary skills to ...

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BON Hotels Showcases 9 hotels Across 5 Nigerian 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, attended by VIP guests, members of the press, dignitaries, politicians, airline ...

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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. The 115-room hotel, situated as the name suggests in the CBD of Bloemfontein, is in the process of undergoing ...

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BON Hotels adds Shishangeni Private Game Lodge to portfolio

Ever on the lookout for new opportunities in Africa, BON Hotels, after lengthy negotiations, has taken over Shishangeni Private Game Lodge. The lodge is situated on a 15 000 hectare private concession of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and will ...

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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. The ...

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Guy Stehlik and Grant Gillis form a new 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 – a hospitality and retail design mogul ...

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New GM for BON Hotel Shelley Point

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 Manager, that of Emile Roworth. Says Guy, ...

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Hotel Verde Achieves LEED® Platinum Certification

Hotel Verde has been awarded the prestigious LEED® Platinum Green Building Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S Green Building Council. Hotel Verde, by BON Hotels, is indeed ’Africa’s greenest hotel’, having just been awarded LEED® Platinum ...

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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.  ...

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Art students honoured by Hotel Verde

HOTEL VERDE – WHERE ART LIVES 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. ...

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