The Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis, on Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, is set to open its doors to guests in April.
Mantis Owners Collection is the latest addition to Mantis, joining the well-established Mantis Collection and Mantis eXtreme portfolios. Launching this month, all of the handpicked properties in the Owners Collection represent the finest examples of their kind and celebrate the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found.
Mantis has partnered with the Kenyan based Monarch Group to develop, manage and market a number of their unique properties. This pivotal partnership marks the beginning of a foothold in East Africa for Mantis. It’s a match meant to be with a fusion of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Mantis have been awarded the contract to develop and manage a new four star hotel on the island of St Helena, a British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean. This is off the back of the news which also broke this week that Comair have been awarded the first ever scheduled air services between Johannesburg and St Helena Airport.
Mantis eXtreme, an extraordinary collection of experiences that combine once-in-a-lifetime encounters with iconic places to stay, has created an inspirational list of the most exceptional and enriching wildlife spotting activities on the planet. The ‘Big 7 on 7’ is Mantis eXtreme’s global take on Africa’s big five, given its heritage of introducing species to a number of South African game reserves it is now working on a global scale.
As Mantis strives to continue to offer in-the-know travellers the most exceptional properties and authentic experiences imaginable, the company is announcing a very exciting partnership with Bush Lodge and HillsNek, both located on Amakhala Game Reserve. The resort is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Mantis, a family-run collection of award-winning, privately-owned, five-star properties is now the only hotel group in the world to have a presence on all seven continents. The group has signed with a collection of unique bush camps in Australia, called Wild Bush Luxury, giving Mantis its seventh continental footprint.
Mantis has built its collection of more than 70 unique destinations by always finding that one exceptional setting - and that’s why they have chosen Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate as the home for their latest hotel. This was confirmed today by Mantis founder Adrian Gardiner at the launch of Pearl Valley Hotel. “This will be the largest hotel in the region,” he said.
Mantis Collection is proud to announce that Michelle de Klerk will be serving their trade, press and direct clients in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, with immediate effect. Having joined Mantis five years ago as marketing director of their international portfolio of properties, de Klerk successfully expanded their networks of affluent travellers and high net worth individuals and established strategic partnerships with brands, wealth management firms and private banks.
Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline.
Australia’s StayWell Hospitality Group has teamed up with South African based hospitality group, Mantis Collection to front the growth of its hotel brands throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In a move which will enable StayWell Hospitality Group to obtain more hotels and expand their network even further by establishing its Park Regis and Leisure Inn brands in some of sub-Saharan Africa’s key cities, at prime properties to be procured by Mantis.
After a year-long extensive renovation costing $5.5 million luxury Kenyan camp Finch Hattons will be reopening its doors at the end of April 2014. Now comprising 17 luxury tented guest suites, the camp offers guests a unique opportunity to relive the golden era of safari with elegance, first class comforts and the finest cuisine, surrounded by the spectacle of the great African wilderness.