Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff appoints Farrel Hirsch
Sep22

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff appoints Farrel Hirsch

Having worked alongside some of Europe and South Africa’s most acclaimed chefs, Farrel Hirsch now brings his exuberant mix of passion and experience to Joburg with his appointment as chef of the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg’s flagship eatery, View Restaurant. The 30-year-old studied professional cookery in Nottingham, and was declared runner-up for that city’s 2008 Young Chef of the Year competition. After five years...

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O. R. Tambo International arrests 2 over bomb threats
Sep21

O. R. Tambo International arrests 2 over bomb threats

Two passengers were arrested at O. R. Tambo International Airport (20 September) on charges of allegedly making bomb threats. The passengers were detained following separate incidents at the check-in counters of a domestic airline at about 2.30pm and 5pm respectively. Those arrested are a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old man. Both are South African citizens. The passengers involved in these separate incidents were taken to the...

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Acacia Africa adds Xai-Xai on Mozambique Tours
Sep21

Acacia Africa adds Xai-Xai on Mozambique Tours

Specialist operator, Acacia Africa will be adding Xai-Xai to its 14 day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer itineraries in its 2018/19 collection. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager comment “While the seaside town is famed for its diving opportunities, snorkelers will also love the massive reef running parallel to the shore, a huge variety of marine life, including butterflyfish, Wrasse, Lion fish, Moray Eels, Starfish...

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Beverly Hills young chef wins Inter Hotel Challenge
Sep20

Beverly Hills young chef wins Inter Hotel Challenge

Described as the ‘Oscars of the hotel world’, the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calendar. The role of the competition is to provide a vehicle and public platform for creating an environment of mentorship for the country’s hospitality industry. The winners of the fifth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge was announced at a gala awards dinner on 5 August 2017 at the...

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Montecasino appoints new PR Manager
Sep20

Montecasino appoints new PR Manager

It’s all about people for Montecasino’s newly appointed Public Relations Manager, Lisa Sukdev. She initially believed her career would be in law, but after a short time in a legal firm, she realised it wasn’t for her and gravitated to communications. Sukdev, who grew up in Phoenix in Durban, maintains that good public relations people are born – with training only enhancing their ability. “I am naturally a people’s person and a strong...

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Hotel management companies must unite – BON Hotels
Sep19

Hotel management companies must unite – BON Hotels

“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. To make matters...

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