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(April 2018) Premier Hotels & Resorts Breaks New Ground in Bloemfontein
 
Premier Hotels & Resorts will be expanding its national footprint to Bloemfontein, with the construction of a brand new 3+-star hotel comprising 88 bedrooms, a restaurant, rooftop function area, lounge, business centre and conference facilities capable of accommodating up to 150 delegates. Samuel Nassimov, the hotel chain’s Founder and Managing Director, shares: “Our aim is to have a property in every major South African city, as well as in all secondary cities, which is why we have invested R90 million in building a hotel in Bloemfontein. read more…
 
(March 2018)  Budget Speech 2018: South Africa is Open for Business
 
Overall, the 2018 Budget Speech was positive, as evidenced by a stronger Rand and increased confidence from ratings agencies. This, combined with Former Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba’s announcement that Treasury will be increasing prudential limits for offshore investors by 5%, all says ‘come and do business with us’ to foreign investors. This, according to Pierre Roux, Group Financial Manager at Premier Hotels and Resorts – one of the fastest growing, independently-owned hotel groups in South Africa. read more…
 
(February 2018)  Celebs Weigh In on Why South Africa is a Top Travel Destination
 
South Africa has been voted as one of 2018’s top travel destinations by both luxury travel network, Virtuoso and Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. Lonely Planet selected South Africa as one of the top ten countries to visit in its Best in Travel 2018 list, saying: “Beaches and mountains, wildlife and wine, and let’s not forget vibrant culture and cosmopolitan Cape Town – South Africa has long been one of the world’s most alluring countries…With more to see than ever, and favourable exchange rates offering great value, 2018 is a phenomenal year to visit South Africa.” read more…
 
(January 2018) Multigenerational Travel: Maximising family time
 
Multigenerational travel – a trip taken by three or more generations of a family – has been one of the top travel trends for several years and is expected to keep growing due to our fast-paced lifestyles putting a premium on family time. This, according to Richard Bray, Group Operations Manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts – one of the fastest growing, independently-owned hotel groups in South Africa. read more…
 
(December 2017) 10 Reasons to Begin a Career in the Tourism Industry in 2018
 
Approximately 1,636,500 jobs held in 2017 were in South Africa’s tourism sector and, over the next decade, this number is expected to swell to 2,459,000 –  accounting for a significant 13.2% of all jobs in the country*. Wondering why the sector is (and will continue to be) such a popular career choice? Premier Hotels & Resorts’ Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Academic College South Africa, Sigal Geva, shares her top 10 reasons. read more…
 
 
(November 2017) East London International Convention Centre wins at Lilizela Tourism Awards 2017
The Lilizela Tourism Awards, held annually to celebrate excellency in the tourism trade tourism, were held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 29th of October. Having competed for the honour of being recognised as the best of the best in the Eastern Cape at the 5th annual national ceremony, the East London International Convention Centre walked away with first prize. read more…
 
(October 2017) The nitty gritty on travel insurance: Do you need it or not?
“Many of us don’t like to think about these possibilities, but they can and do happen. For this reason, regardless of whether you’re going on a quick domestic trip or an overseas expedition, travel insurance is a must.” read more…
 
(September 2017) Premier Hotels puts focus on sustainable tourism
Cape Town – South Africa’s scenery, wildlife, beautiful beaches and climate are assets at risk unless sustainability efforts are seriously ramped up, particularly in the tourism sector, according to Grant Sandham, group sales and marketing manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts. read more…
 
(September 2017) Management Maestro joins Premier Hotel Cape Town
With over a decade of managerial experience under his belt, Theunus van Aarde has been appointed as General Manager of Premier Hotel Cape Town. read more…
 
(September 2017) Umbengo, shashliks & barbecues – how other cultures ‘braai’
Annually, South Africans around the world unite and celebrate our shared cultural heritage on the 24th of September (Heritage Day) with a braai – the country’s favourite pastime. read more..
 
(August 2017) Hospitality Marketing Maven Joins Premier Hotels & Resorts
With over 25 years of marketing, public relations and events management experience – predominantly within the hospitality industry – Christa Badenhorst has been appointed by Premier Hotels & Resorts as the Group’s new Marketing Manager. read more…
 
(August 2017) The Best of Bleisure
With South Africans having to tighten their belts due to the country’s current economic situation, it’s not surprising that a survey conducted by a local travel wholesaler has found that 50% of business travelers that add a leisure component to their trip, do so as a way to have a holiday while saving money. read more…
 
(August 2017) Majozi on the Move
Majozi – who has been making waves on South Africa’s music scene and pumping out hit after hit – has been touring the country, serenading fans with his indie folk tunes spiced with subtle hints of electro… read more…
 
(August 2017) Low-Skilled Roles Limit Women and South Africa in Moving Forward
Women’s Month, marked annually in August, gives pause for reflection on the state of gender equality and its impact, especially in light of this year’s theme: The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward. This is according to Premier Hotels & Resorts’ Chief Operating Officer, Sigal Geva. read more…
 
(July 2017) The Business Benefits of Year-End Functions
With the South African economy being in crisis, many companies may be inclined to forgo their year-end function in an effort to cut costs. However, these informal get-togethers are crucial to business success. This, according to Grant Sandham, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts, which has hosted numerous year-end functions at its properties around the country. read more…
 
(July 2017) New-look Premier Hotel set to re-open
Premier Hotel Cape Town will be re-opening before the end of August 2017, after undergoing an R11 milloin renovation programme to improve the overall guest experience. Soon, locals and tourists alike will be able to experience the revamp results for themselves. read more…
 
(June 2017) Hot Winter Holiday Spots
Days are shorter, nights are longer, temperatures have dropped and the heating turned up – all signs that winter has well and truly arrived. “While it may be tempting to hibernate at home from the chilly weather, now is the perfect time to get out and explore all that South Africa has to offer, minus the masses and at reduced rates,” says Premier Hotels & Resorts’ Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Grant Sandham. read more…
 
(June 2017) The best part of being a father is…
“With my older children, Sigal (38) and Roni (34), I enjoy seeing how they’ve grown into responsible adults and witnessing their many achievements. And of course, there’s also the absolute excitement of my four-year old, who is so exuberant and happy to see me when I get home – it makes my day.” read more…
 
(June 2017) Fathers at the family-focused Premier Hotels & Resorts share their insights
At Premier Hotels & Resorts, Managing Director Samuel Nassimov is regarded by his more than 1,500 staff members as the patriarch of this fast growing, independently-owned hotel group. He shares: “My father was my role model and I try to impart the same values to my children and employees as he did to me.” read more…
 
(May 2017) Staycations increase as economy bites
Cape Town – Premier Hotels & Resorts’ group sales and marketing manager Grant Sandham says, while SA’s exchange rate has been advantageous for foreign tourists, it has put pressure on locals’ pockets.. read more…
 
(May 2017) Hotel Renovations Make Rands and Sense
Locally, Premier Hotels & Resorts has embarked on a series of upgrades at its properties around the country to ensure that guests receive a World Class African experience… read more…
 
(May 2017) Premier Hotels & Resorts Serves Up A New Restaurant
As part of its continuous quest to deliver World Class African offerings, Premier Hotels & Resorts is introducing a new restaurant at its Premier Hotel Regent – East London property. Bruce McKay, Group Food & Beverage Manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts, says: “While the hotel has an existing on-site eatery providing buffets and traditional hotel restaurant fare, we wanted to add more versatility by supplying a dining experience with a difference under the Premier brand.” read more…
 
(April 2017) SA Tourism Gets A Boost From Treasury
In his 2017 Budget Speech, former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that funds would be allocated over the next three years to support economic growth in various programmes…read more…
 
(April 2017) Family Fun Awaits at Premier Hotels & Resorts in April
With the month of April awash with public holidays, families across the country are taking the opportunity to get away and enjoy each other’s company. For those on the hunt for a bargain, Premier Hotels & Resorts is giving guests the chance to stay at any one of their 16 properties across the country for four nights and only pay for three… read more..
 

Recent News

Premier Hotels and Resorts continues with extensive development programme

Premier Hotels and Resorts continues with extensive development programme

Following on from the recent announcement by Premier that phased re-openings of its Hotels and Resorts have commenced, the independent Hotel Group has also revealed plans for various re- furbishments and new builds due to come to market soon.

Premier Hotels opens for Business

Premier Hotels opens for Business

Further to the announcement in Alert Level 3, Premier Hotels has continued openings of selected hotels, as well as opening all booking channels for hotels into 2021.

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