Courtyard Hotel Rosebank has refurbished its bedrooms and reopened at the beginning of the year to accommodate its first group of guests since its temporary suspension of services at the start of lockdown. With fresh furniture, furnishings and air-conditioning units, the hotel is keen to welcome back guests.
Twenty-twenty was an extremely challenging year which forced brands to rethink the way in which they conducted business and engage with their target audience. Remaining agile and ahead of the curve of new travel trends while understanding consumer behaviour is vital for brand survival in any industry but even more so for brands operating in hospitality.
The Radisson Collection portfolio of premium lifestyle hotels has been bolstered by the addition of a stylish 185-key property in Shanghai.
Katara Hospitality expands partnership with Accor through signing of first Fairmont & Raffles Lusail Hotel & Residences in Qatar.
Scheduled to open in 2022, the towers are set to be the “hospitality icon of the 21st Century”
The Radisson Hotel Group has made Africa the centre of its growth strategy, and its plans to reach 150 hotels in operation and under development by 2025 are still on track, with Johannesburg’s Radisson RED hotel in Rosebank to open by the end of the year.
Fedhasa has welcomed President Ramaphosa’s announcement regarding shorter curfew hours and the lifting of the outright ban on alcohol sales, which will bring much-needed relief to the hospitality sector which has borne the brunt of heightened restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid pandemic.
The 63rd hotel in the City Lodge Hotel Group fold, the Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City, is set to open in just a few weeks in the growing Waterfall City hub in Midrand. Heading up the opening team is General Manager Brendan Luttig, previously of City Lodge Hotel Fourways, and in the kitchen is new executive chef Keegan Maistry.
Hilton is set to invest a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio.
The fund has been established by the Tourism department and Small Enterprise Finance Agency and will provide a combination of debt finance and grant funding to facilitate equity acquisition as well as new project development in the tourism sector by black entrepreneurs.
Fedhasa has noted with concern the spiralling losses in income being reported by the hospitality industry following the recent release of Stats SA’s November 2020 key findings for the accommodation and food and beverage sectors.
Marriott to suggest 10 new properties they thought would be most appealing in 2021
Would people ever like to travel again? What travel behaviors should I focus on? What will be the fate of hospitality? Will my hotel ever be able to get back to normal? These are the questions that you, as a hotelier, might be asking yourself almost every day for the past few weeks.
The hospitality industry has been locked in an intractable battle with its insurers over whether their business interruption cover was valid to cover them for losses incurred under the lockdown. A recent court ruling provides vital clarity on the debate.