Gareth Jordaan – new top chef at the Palazzo

Chef Gareth Jordaan, newly appointed Executive Chef at Tsogo Sun’s five-star Palazzo at Montecasino, believes in “cooking with love and passion, otherwise it’s just a job.” That way, he says, you are always working on your own dream. His plans for the elegant hotel’s food and beverage offering is all-encompassing. “Food and beverage go hand…

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Fortis Hotels’ ‘Deaf Chefs’ Initiative

Leading local hotel group, Fortis Hotels, has successfully pioneered a training programme to qualify and then employ trainee chefs that are hearing-impaired. Fortis Hotels prides itself on being a family business with extensive training and skills development programmes. Despite its national footprint and affiliation with the Protea Hotel Group, Fortis Hotels has maintained this personal…

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Tsogo Sun wins Best South African Hotel Group award

Tsogo Sun has proudly added yet another award to its growing collection – the Business Traveller Africa Award for the Best South African Hotel Group, which was presented at a ceremony in Sandton. Earlier this year, 11 Tsogo Sun hotels and resorts won 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards and 66 properties won TripAdvisor Certificate of…

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Be the host with the most, for your guest speakers

An interesting and memorable guest speaker can transform a good event into a great one. However, as an organiser, you need to realise that you have an important role in their success. With this in mind, follow these 9 steps to host guest speakers professionally: Brief your speaker in full about your event. Not just…

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Mining Indaba appoints Scan Display official contractor

Scan Display, an exhibition, event and display specialist, has been appointed the official exhibition contactor for Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018. Investing in African Mining Indaba, also referred to as Mining Indaba, is dedicated to the successful capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Held in Cape Town, South Africa for over 20…

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New GM for the Westin Cape Town

A business’s success depends largely on how well employers treat staff and respect should be the key ingredient, irrespective of the industry. This, according to the newly-appointed General Manager at the Westin Cape Town, Leon Meyer who maintains that respect for people and good listening skills is the key to guaranteed success in all industries,…

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Tintswalo at Waterfall announces end-of-year corporate packages

The 5-star Tintswalo at Waterfall has announced end-of-year corporate packages, starting from R420 per person for 3-course lunches or dinners accommodating small groups of eight or 10 delegates, up to lavish events for 140 or more people. The hotel combines a luxurious countryside location at the heart of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs with impeccable service and…

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bluCube Design and Brand Activations announces appointment of additional Directors

bluCube Design and Brand Activations is pleased to announce the appointment of additional directors, Thapelo Kobue and Eloise Hϋbsch with effect from 1 September 2017. Thapelo Kobue originates from Itsoseng in the North West Province, joined bluCube in September 2014 as Business Development Manager and has developed a strong clientele base in his term. With…

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Radisson Red opens in Cape Town

12 September 2017: The long-awaited Radisson RED Cape Town opens its doors today in the V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s innovative global hotel and lifestyle brand that appeals to tech-savvy guests with a millennial mindset. Radisson RED’s bold, inspirational design and philosophy is set to shake-up South Africa’s staid and traditional…

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The Wedding Expo® scoops another PMR.Africa Diamond Arrow Award

The Wedding Expo once again scooped the coveted PMR.Africa Diamond Arrow Award at the annual PMR.Africa National Survey on Event and Exhibition Organisers in South Africa awards event at the Maslow Hotel, making this the fourth year in a row. The Wedding Expo received the highest rated score of 4.32 out of a possible 5.00,…

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