Accor buys 50% stake in South Africa-based luxury travel group

AccorHotels, Europe’s largest hotelier by room numbers, said on Thursday that it will expand its presence in Africa and in luxury travel by buying a 50 per cent stake in Mantis Group, a South Africa-based hospitality and travel conglomerate.


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South African Chefs depart for six-week internship at international cooking school

SA Chefs partners with Le Calabash to offer young chefs a once-in-a-lifetime training opportunity


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First Hilton Garden Inn in South Africa

Hilton has signed a management agreement with the UA Hotel Company to open a 207 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch in Umhlanga. 


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TSOGO SUN TO OWN DESALINATION PLANT IN CT

CAPE TOWN – The Tsogo Sun Group will have its own desalination plant in Cape Town.


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How to lose a candidate in ten ways

I admit, I’m a bit of a sucker for romantic comedies. Notting Hill, Love Actually and Bidget Jones Diary hold pride of place in my DVD library Another favourite, don’t judge me, is the 2003 Stinker Award nominee “How to lose a guy in ten days” starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.


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Our pick of the top hotel trends for the year ahead

To give you a head start on the year ahead, we round up our top picks of trends within the hospitality industry to expect in 2018


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A boxing lesson for Cyril Ramaphosa 

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson.

A boxing lesson for Cyril Ramaphosa – By Stephen Hickmore


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Why is this hotel in Bantry Bay handing out free smartphones to its guests?

There’s no doubt that we’re all part of the “i-Generation”. For many of us, leaving the house without our smartphone feels like we’ve left a limb behind. The President Hotel in Bantry Bay are here to help, though…


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Top 5 food trends in 2018

According to the diviners at health food retailer Whole Foods, consumers will be sipping on lavender-flavoured lattes, mushroom coffees and sprinkling their smoothies with super powders in 2018.


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SA’s top restaurants and culinary stars honoured at 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

The Test Kitchen was once again confirmed as the country’s top restaurant when it was awarded the Restaurant of the Year title for the sixth consecutive year.


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