BON Hotels acquires Bloemfontein property

BON Hotels has added a 115-room Bloemfontein property to its portfolio, the BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, which is in the process of undergoing a rebranding and will be officially launched on the 1st of July 2016.

Plans and improvements include repainting the exterior, a revamp of the Porte Cochere and public areas, completing the flooring, installing new air-conditioning systems and refurbishing the Courtyard restaurant and Judge’s bar.

The hotel was previously the Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Central. It places an emphasis on catering for large groups, corporate and government conferencing and banqueting, training and events. GM of the hotel, Pieter van Rooyen, says that with Bloemfontein being the judicial capital of South Africa, the hotel’s close proximity to the airport and sporting facilities, coupled with its large multi-use conference and events facilities, makes it a popular venue of choice for gala dinners, car launches, corporate training, special events, weddings, matric farewells and graduation ceremonies.

Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels, said that the group was confident of the value that they would bring, while adding that the sales and marketing contract was an ideal fit for the group. “Extending our reach into major cities in South Africa is first prize for us and with our strong Johannesburg-based sales team, we are certain that we can bring valuable business to the table.”