Following months of limited activity, BON Hotels has announced the reopening of five of its properties across the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, alongside the opening of four new hotels within its stable.

“We are grateful to be welcoming new and returning guests to BON Hotels properties across the country. We have taken every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, while still maintaining our promise of great service,” says Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels.

BON Hotels is ready to welcome back its guests with property-specific discounts on rates of up to 40%.

With travel restrictions easing under Level 3 of the lockdown, BON Hotels is ready to welcome back its guests with property-specific discounts on rates of up to 40%.

“At BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay and Buckler’s Africa Lodge by BON Hotels, we have already welcomed our first guest, with every member of staff wearing their Personal Protective Equipment to ensure that we abide by every guideline set out by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism and relevant tourism bodies,” Stehlik explains.

“At BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay and Buckler’s Africa Lodge by BON Hotels, we have already welcomed our first guest.”

Hygiene protocols in place extend to luggage- and cash-handling; hands-free sanitising stations in all public areas; as well as screens at reception and restaurant counters. Measures also include ongoing training around best practice in hygiene, with guests, visitors and staff required to wear masks at all times and routinely screened for symptoms.

As the demand for business travel picks up, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central and BON Hotel Empangeni reopened on 1 July; Shishangeni by BON Hotels, situated within the Kruger National Park, is scheduled to reopen from 1 September.