BON Hotels, the South African-based hospitality management group, has recently joined hands with the iconic Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel in Long Street.
Now known as the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel by BON Hotels, this iconic city-centre establishment has been operating as a hotel since 1895. Previously known as the Metropole, it’s famous for its landmark Victorian architectural grandeur, its antique furnishings and elevator, its unique Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park and cinema, and the unconventional décor and vibe that is quintessentially Capetonian.
“It’s an honour for us to partner with this landmark hotel,” says Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels. “This is our second hotel in Cape Town, and we are looking forward to building the Grand Daddy legend. We know that international tourism is returning to South Africa, and we are excited to be playing a role in putting the Grand Daddy back on the map.”
The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel by BON Hotels is known for its unique accommodation experience, exceptional service and world-class hospitality. The new partnership is a step forward for both the hotel and the management company.
“We know that this is a great fit,” says Stehlik. “BON Hotels prides itself on developing its people and delivering the best service. We can leverage things like our loyalty programmes, staff development, community outreach and in-depth industry knowledge to improve the customer experience. The best thing about BON Hotels, is that each of our properties is so different, catering for different aspects of tourist or business travel. Grand Daddy is perfect for the visitor looking for something completely different and completely memorable.”
Founded in 2013 by hotelier and businessman, Guy Stehlik and his management team with a collective 127 years in hospitality, BON Hotels is a South African based hotel company that manages, markets, administrates and owns hotels, lodges and resorts throughout Southern Africa, as well as West and East Africa –a fast-growing, exciting and leading African hotel group.
BON Hotels has been providing hotels, resorts and lodges with their renowned management, marketing and administration systems, their acclaimed blueprints and business plans to ensure their full potential in South Africa, DRC, Namibia, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia. While hotel, lodge or resort owners may indeed have a vision for their properties, the BON Group has the foresight and experience in operating under tricky African conditions, whilst managing expectations for the owner in terms of budgets, marketing and other planning that goes into the running of a hospitality business.