Recently, BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, hosted their official launch in Nigeria, at BON Hotel Stratton, Asokoro in Abuja.
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, headed by the Founder of Protea Hotels and the doyen of African hospitality, Executive Chairman Otto Stehlik, Bernard Cassar, ex Africa Director for Protea Hotels who pioneered the expansion of Protea Hotels in Nigeria over the past 18 years, as well as Pieter Bekker, ex Protea Regional Director in Nigeria, and Director responsible for operations.
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, offers huge potential in the hospitality landscape,” Guy Stehlik explains.
Gregory Ozegbe, Chairman of Africa Alliance Group, who is engaged in a joint venture agreement with BON Hotels on new projects, shares the vision for Africa. “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.
Commenting on the refurbishment plan, Guy Stehlik said “Our strategy is to be competitive in our offering, service delivery and price to create a four-star standard international Nigerian hotel chain, a tourism circuit designed to meet the needs of all clientale.”
Stehlik adds that they have rolled out the upgrades with minimum fuss; the hotels are operating as usual with all staff and general managers remaining in place.
The group is also committed to training and empowerment of local Nigerians and significant social investment with their BONangels platform that is focused on supporting local communities through charity drives and events.
Bernard Cassar, Director of BON Hotels International, West Africa, said, “With many larger groups exiting their business interests in Nigeria, we believe that now is the time to support the country that has given us decades of success and we will continue to add value to the local hospitality industry.”