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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Sun International closes loss-making operations

South African Hotel and casino operator Sun International has closed loss-making operations to cut debt, its chief executive said on Monday, after reporting a drop in full-year adjusted earnings.


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A look at the insane R18 billion Kerzner-branded hotel development in Dubai

Kerzner international, the company founded by Sun City developer Sol Kerzner, is developing a stunning new hotel and resort on Dubai’s famous Palm – one of four luxury developments under the Atlantis brand of hotels.


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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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The Iconic Mount Nelson Hotel’s room occupancy rate is at the usual 90%, despite water shortage.

The drought crisis in Cape Town appears to have done little to dry up the flow of tourists flocking into the Mother City.


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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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