BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has hosted their official launch in Nigeria. The ‘A’ list event which was held at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro in Abuja, on 27 October, was attended by VIP guests, the media and politicians.
BON Hotels has seen phenomenal growth since its inception in 2012 with hotels across Africa including South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is primed for significant expansion throughout the continent.
The West African arm of the group, BON Hotels International West Africa, which oversees operations in Nigeria, is spearheaded by a formidable team. Founder of Protea Hotels and the doyen of African hospitality, Executive Chairman Otto Stehlik, Bernard Cassar, ex Africa Director for Protea Hotels, as well as Pieter Bekker, ex Protea Regional Director in Nigeria.
The final board member is BON Hotels’ founder and CEO, Guy Stehlik, whose entrepreneurial nature and perceptive commercial ability has been the firm foundation of his success and for the strategic development of BON Hotels and its continued expansion throughout Africa. BON Hotels is a strong contender in the African hotel management space.
“With Nigeria being more than ready for tourism and economically viable – the powerhouse of Africa, she offers huge potential in the hospitality landscape,” Guy Stehlik explains. The company offers expertise of an international standard in their approach to hotel management, property openings, new builds or the upgrade of existing properties, with the specific needs of hotel owners front of mind. BON Hotels has been embraced for its fresh perspective in the African hospitality sector.
according to Gregory Ozegbe, Chairman of Africa Alliance Group, “It is our primary focus and we are positioned with the support of our shareholders and strategic partners across the world to embark on the most ambitious expansion in the history of any country in Africa, to build first class 4 and 5 star international standard hotels in thirty-seven (37) locations in Nigeria, and in at least thirty (30) locations in countries in Africa over the next 10 years.”
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.