BON Hotels takes on second property in East Africa
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 spectacular 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. Tim Grobler, the General Manager, says, “Guests will enjoy a warm welcome, modern facilities, delicious cuisine and a relaxing time with us – our great location makes for excellent sightseeing and things to do in the area.”
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.”