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.
Mantis, a family-run collection of award-winning, privately-owned, five-star properties is starting 2014 with over 25 new additions to the collection following a successful end to 2013. The group, which offers members sales, marketing and management solutions for their boutique businesses, is also the only hospitality group in the world to have a presence on all seven continents.
Leena Gehlot, Mantis ambassador, Mantis Collection, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony hosted by Safari Park Hotel & Casino, Kenya.
Renowned for its portfolio of award-winning boutique hotels, eco-lodges, game reserves and boutique cruises, Mantis is launching a new enterprise named Mantis eXtreme, which offers an online collection of once-in-a-lifetime encounters and experiences worldwide. With its client base of seasoned travellers that frequently call on Mantis for new and inspiring experiences, the business saw an opportunity to respond to consumer demand and bring together a collection of authentic, must-do experiences, often paired with product from their field of expertise - five star, handpicked properties that represent the finest examples of their kind.
Mantis Collection has hosted a special event in London to shine the spotlight on the plight of the African rhino, which faces extinction after years of poaching. The event, hosted at the Royal Geographical Society, witnessed a talk from Dr. William Fowlds, as was introduced by adventurer Bear Grylls.
Gina Reynolds, business development manager, Mantis Collection talks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2013 at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey.
One of only two ocean-going vessels in the world to still carry the venerable title of Royal Mail Ship, RMS St Helena was built in 1989, specifically to supply the island of St Helena, a British Overseas Territory deep in the tropical South Atlantic. Hotel group Mantis has now added the vessel its growing Boutique Cruises portfolio, as in addition to being a working ship; she is also a passenger vessel, transporting her guests with style and service from days gone by on a journey to one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world.
Join Dr William Fowlds on September 18th 2013 as he hosts an inspirational lecture at the Royal Geographical Society, London, highlighting the plight of the rhino and his mission to protect these iconic creatures of South Africa and to raise funds for TUSK Trust & Born Free Foundation. South Africa has been gripped by a massive surge in rhino poaching in recent years.
Worldwide Experience, the education arm of the award winning Mantis group, has been working with Digital Explorer, a social enterprise that generates educational materials. Together they have created an educative programme and competition to be rolled out in schools across the United Kingdom in September 2013.
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 announced its latest project will be the development of a five star hotel on the island of St. Helena, a British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean. As one of the most remote places in the world, more than 2,000 kilometres from the nearest major landmass, and with its rich flora and fauna, the island certainly fits with Mantis’ mantra of ‘unearthing the exceptional’.