BON Hotel Bloemfontein celebrates 50th birthday

Posted by Anita Froneman on 4 August 2022

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, situated in the heart of Bloemfontein’s business district, celebrates its 50th birthday in August 2022.

‘While [BON Hotel Bloemfontein] has a long history and strong roots in the Bloemfontein community, it’s ahead of the curve when it comes to issues of empowerment, sustainability and responsible tourism,’ says BON Hotels CEO Guy Stehlik.

This year at WTM Africa, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central was shortlisted in the Increasing Diversity in Tourism category, eventually scooping gold for their shareholding structure, training and development programme, and partnership with Towers of Hope, an NGO located across the street from the hotel which works to improve the lives of marginalised citizens in the inner-city of Bloemfontein.

Fifty-one per cent of the shares in the business is allocated to staff, with the initiative self-funded from the hotel’s profits.

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central has also cemented a strong relationship with Towers of Hope in order to upskill and empower previously-disadvantaged members of the community.

The group’s portfolio features properties in the following locations:

  • BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central (Free State)
  • Royal Palm Hotel and Apartments by BON Hotels (KwaZulu-Natal)
  • BON Hotel Empangeni (KwaZulu-Natal)
  • BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay (KwaZulu-Natal)
  • BON Hotel Rustenburg (North West)
  • Buckler’s Africa Lodge by BON Hotels (Mpumalanga)
  • Shishangeni by BON Hotels (Mpumalanga)
  • Mountain View by BON Hotels (Mbabane)
  • Protea Hotel Durbanville (Cape Town, Western Cape)
  • Cape Diamond Boutique Hotel by BON Hotels

Pictures: Supplied

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