ARTICLES RELATING TO HOTELS

Hotel property industry could pick up

2014-04-17 17:00

Three hectares of land in Irene, Pretoria, have been made available for the development of a hotel, offices and a conference centre.

Hotels, restaurants in Vietnam fined for Chinese sign boards

2014-04-07 11:18

Owners of hotels and restaurants across Vietnam have been told not to write signboards in Chinese with no Vietnamese translation amid concerns of illegal workers in the country.

Design your own ICEHOTEL suite

2014-03-17 11:21

the ICEHOTEL in Sweden has offered guests the opportunity to do just that… but it carries a whopper of a price tag.

Hotel giant plans Asia-Pacific expansion

2013-12-11 21:00

Hotel giant Accor says its target is 200 more hotels in the Asia-Pacific in the coming years, highlighting continued confidence in the region.

Travel bliss

2013-11-25 07:32

It's the little touches that make the difference, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Canadian hotel guests' slithery secret

2013-08-19 12:04

Little more than a week after a giant python crushed two young Canadian boys to death, police recovered 40 of the snakes from a hotel room.

Failing US hoteliers charged with fraud

2013-08-02 11:32

Two New York businessmen have been charged with running a $100m Ponzi scheme allegedly used to fund luxury lifestyles and disguise losses on a landmark hotel.

Hotels cater for surge in solo women travellers

2013-07-22 14:41

As more and more women seem to feel comfortable with exploring on their own, hotel groups are shaping up to cater for them.

China to get 5-star cave hotel

2013-06-27 12:45

The rock face of an abandoned quarry in China is to be transformed into a spectacular hotel with its own waterfall.

Protea expands into Rwanda

2013-06-05 15:41

The Protea Hospitality Group has signed a deal that will see Africa's largest hotel group moving into its 10th African country, the beautiful equatorial Republic of Rwanda.

Afternoon tea at One&Only Cape Town

2013-04-10 08:59

Pastry chef René Simatos whisks up a daily dose of magic.

Radisson Blu opens in Maputo

2013-02-12 08:17

The first ever Radisson Blu property will be opening in Mozambique's capital.

Upper Eastside to rebrand under Hilton

2012-09-26 11:30

The 183-room hotel will re-brand over the coming months and is expected to open as DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside.

TripAdvisor lauds Garden Route hotel

2012-08-02 13:16

Views Boutique hotel & spa has received an award of excellence from TripAdvisor.

Paris Ritz closes for a face-lift

2012-07-31 15:11

The Paris Ritz has closed for a two-year face-lift to bring the city's best known luxury hotel into the 21st century.

Hidden hotel fees

2012-07-27 08:01

Take a look at these 12 common hotel fees you might not be aware you're paying.

Protea ups ORT business amenities

2012-06-20 15:22

Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport is set to unveil new conference facilities.

W Cape still reliant on consumer spend

2012-03-09 07:00

The economy of the Western Cape is growing steadily, but rising fuel and electricity prices could put pressure on consumers, its main growth driver.

Top hotels eye Africa for growth

2011-08-16 11:20

As the continent's tourism growth outpaces that of developed countries, global hotel chains are poised to spend hundreds of millions on new facilities.

Revenue rise for Sun International

2011-05-11 17:55

Hotel and gaming group Sun International says second-quarter revenue was up 11%.

Gaddafi 'has no direct stake in Michelangelo'

2011-03-06 10:30

A fund representing the Libyan people and not Colonel Muammar Gaddafi holds a stake in the luxury Michelangelo Hotel, says its operator Legacy Hotels.

Top 10 spa destinations

2010-11-09 08:37

Worn out? In need of some TLC? Take a look at the world's top-rated spa destinations and what they have on offer.

Own goals and lemons

2010-06-10 00:00

QUEENSGATE HOTELS and Leisure – which hopefully will still be rescued through the intervention of a new empowerment investor – scored a very costly own goal in the run-up to this year’s Soccer World Cup. What transpired at Queensgate is surely a timely reminder about not losing sight of basic fundamentals (cash flow, gearing) in a football frenzy.

Travel and leisure

2010-06-02 15:50

The Soccer World Cup was the light in the middle of the tunnel for the travel and leisure industry.

 

Africa hotel development shows divergence

2014-04-16 12:44

International and regional hotel chains are signing more deals in sub-Saharan Africa than in North Africa, research shows.

Cheapest cities for room service

2014-03-27 11:45

You may be surprised to find which South Africa made number two on the list!

New Southern Sun venue to showcase Durban’s Golden Mile

2014-02-20 09:21

A new multipurpose venue is set to open on the 31st floor of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel.

Travel bliss

2013-11-25 07:41

It's the little touches that make the difference, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Protea wins customer service award

2013-10-14 10:10

Protea Hotels has been named the winner int the Hotels Category of the Ask Afrika Orange Index®, which uses a sampling of 33 000 interviews to rate South Africa’s top customer service brands.

Piccolo Mondo

2013-08-02 14:47

Elegant dining at The Michaelangelo Hotel's piccolo Mondo restaurant.

International hotel brand to enter SA

2013-07-30 08:56

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that a well known international hotel brand will take over management of Johannesburg's Westcliff hotel.

And the top priority for hotel guests is...

2013-07-17 14:56

Check out these survey results to find out what travellers consider to be the most important hotel room commodity.

Nigeria hotel rooms trump SA

2013-06-14 09:27

Within the next five years, Nigeria is expected to have the fastest growing hotel industry on the African continent, surpassing both South Africa and Mauritius.

SA hotels target sex tourism

2013-05-16 09:48

South African hotels have committed to help protect children from sex tourism by being on the lookout for suspicious guests who try to check in with underage companions.

Tsogo Sun invests R220m in Durban

2013-04-05 08:37

Two landmark Durban hotels are set to be merged as part of a R220m facelift, Tsogo Sun says.

Hotel hygiene: one in five women fall ill

2013-01-15 12:03

One in five women fall ill while staying in a hotel highlighting hygiene risks, a new survey has shown.

Top 10 spa destinations

2012-08-07 12:00

Worn out? In need of some TLC? Take a look at the world's top-rated spa destinations and what they have on offer.

Wine award for Cape Town hotel

2012-08-01 13:39

The five-star Ellerman House has been awarded a Food24 South African Wine List Award.

TripAdvisor lauds luxury apartments

2012-07-27 11:55

After a flood of guest reviews Lawhill Luxury Apartments have received the stamp of approval from the travel powerhouse itself.

Review: 15 on Orange

2012-06-06 08:19

There's nothing like a bar brawl to test the mettle of any hotel's staff.

Body count rises in hotel sector

2011-08-31 08:29

A number of bankrupt Cape hotels will go under the hammer following a spate of recent closures.

Protea plans to buy stressed hotels

2011-07-11 07:37

Protea Hotels has spent the past six months creating a "multibillion-rand" fund for the acquisition of financially stressed hotels in SA, according to a report.

Top 10 spa destinations

2011-03-14 12:00

Worn out? In need of some TLC? Take a look at the world's top-rated spa destinations and what they have on offer.

Top Cape hotels almost 90% full

2010-12-15 06:35

After somewhat of a lull following the World Cup soccer tournament, the occupancy levels of Cape Town's five-star hotels have risen sharply.

Glut of 5-star hotel rooms in SA

2010-06-24 08:08

Hotel occupancies are down after too many new rooms were built in the run-up to the World Cup.

No longer necessary to spend

2010-06-10 00:00

FEARS THAT HOTELS and airlines would push through exorbitant price hikes over the June/July school holidays on the back of the Fifa Soccer World Cup appear to have been premature. In fact, there’s now great value to be had for South African travellers, especially those planning a trip to Cape Town and Durban where demand from overseas soccer fans hasn’t materialised to the extent originally anticipated. Some hotels are offering rooms for selected periods in June/July for as little as a third of

 
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