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 create.
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 operator in Nigeria, including hotels in Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa and Namibia.
“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 hotel management groups In Southern Africa operating approximately 984 Hotels & Lodges. “Of the 78 companies, only 12 have a footprint of 8 or more hotels.
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, agility and endurance. Long hours, late nights, a demanding workload that will take its toll on a person in any industry, but women seem to flourish and often outperform in the hotel and hospitality field.
BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal will be hosting the 4th annual Vaal Whisky Festival, but this year with a twist, adding Gin to the mix. The Vaal Whisky & Gin Festival will take place on Saturday, 28 October, and will see connoisseurs and the curious pouring in to enjoy a variety of premium whiskey brands and a selection of superb gin varietals being showcased at the hotel.