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BON Hotels hosts official launch in Nigeria, showcasing nine hotels across five cities

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BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, hosted their official launch in Nigeria, at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro in Abuja, last week.

Over the past year, BON Hotels has undertaken an aggressive rebranding and refurbishment campaign of their hotels in Nigeria, with creative input from Delta Design Studio, a specialist hospitality interior design and procurement company. The hotels will be positioned as international 4-star, boutique-style, full-service hotels, at affordable prices, offering personal, friendly and efficient service that is synonymous with BON Hotels’ operating standards.

The properties include:
– BON Hotel Grand Towers
– BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro, refurbished & rebranded
– BON Hotel Abuja, refurbished & rebranded
– BON Hotel Delta
– Protea Hotel Ikeja, refurbished & operated by BON Hotels
– Protea Hotel Victoria Island, refurbished & operated by BON Hotels

Three hotels under construction and due for completion in 2018, are:
– BON Hotel Apo
– BON Hotel Ekiti
– BON Hotel Owerri

Commenting on the refurbishment plan, Guy Stehlik says, “Our strategy is to be competitive in our offering, service delivery and price – to create a four-star standard international Nigerian hotel chain, a tourism circuit if you will that caters to all markets – the inter-regional businessman, the international and Nigerian local traveller, tourists and the leisure sector, with alternatives, designed to meet their requirements.”

Stehlik adds that they have rolled out the upgrades with minimum fuss – the hotels are operating as usual with all staff and general managers remaining in place. The group is also committed to training and empowerment of local Nigerians and significant social investment with their BONangels platform that is focused on supporting local communities through charity drives and events.

Industry stalwart and familiar face to the African hospitality industry, Bernard Cassar, Director of BON Hotels International West Africa, says, “With many larger groups exiting their business interests in Nigeria, we believe that now is the time to support the country that has given us decades of success and we will continue to add value to the local hospitality industry, our guests, our staff, suppliers, the communities in which we serve, and of course our owners.”

With nine hotels across five cities in Nigeria, and the potential of 36 states with their own cities and towns, Nigeria has endless opportunities. Together with new acquisitions in East Africa – in Uganda and Ethiopia – and continued growth prospects throughout the continent to add to their South African and Namibian portfolio, the African sky is the limit.

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BON Hotels opening second property in Uganda

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With the ink just dry on the BON Hotel Addis Ababa contract, BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout South Africa and Africa, has taken on a second property in East Africa, namely Lake Heights Hotel, Uganda, which is to be re-branded Lake Heights Entebbe by BON Hotels, on 1 October 2016.

This is the latest addition to the BON stable and forms an integral part of the group’s expansion plans into Africa.

Entebbe International airport, currently undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion has high volumes of East African transit business from member states that Lake Heights Entebbe by BON Hotels, given its nearby location, is poised to take advantage of, providing a convenient option for the leisure market, international visitors on their way to Uganda’s national parks, and the corporate traveller en route to Kampala.

The hotel is Entebbe’s first boutique-style hotel and offers 33 individually designed rooms overlooking Lake Victoria, all with signature comfortable beds, generous work spaces and high-speed complimentary Wi-Fi. Facilities include a wellness centre, spa and gymnasium, full in-house restaurant and bar overlooking the lake, a purpose-built conference venue and swimming pool.

YES! Hospitality, East Africa Limited, who oversee operations for BON Hotels in East Africa, are excited about the expansion into Uganda – a country that is politically stable and poised for rapid economic growth. Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels adds, “This acquisition further cements our presence in key African countries that we identified some time ago.”