Mantis, a collection of privately owned boutique hotels and eco -escapes around the world, has been rewarded with five titles before a select audience of the industry’s leading luminaries and international media at the World Travel Awards 2012 Grand Final Gala Ceremony. The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India was the impressive venue for the red-carpet event, which was hosted under the patronage of Incredible India.
Mumbai based ICS group have formed a joint venture with South African Mantis group which aims to tap into the boutique luxury segment of the market in the Indian sub-continent and south-east Asia. The new venture, named Ayana aims to have eight properties under management in the next three years.
Mantis Collection group marketing director Paul Gardiner bring viewers up to date on the brand’s involvement as official sponsor to the latest Extreme Frontier series.
Breaking Travel News talks with adventurer Charlie Boorman as he prepares to being filming for his latest Extreme Frontiers series in South Africa.
Charley Boorman will be returning to South Africa for his most intense journey through the country yet as part of the new Extreme Frontiers series to be broadcast on Channel 5. Following a launch party at the Mantis Collection-operated Cannizaro House in London, Boorman will start in Cape Town before traversing the Western Cape by motorbike, exploring everything it has to offer culturally, geographically and gastronomically.
As INDABA 2012 continues apace, Mantis Collection - a family run, private collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the world – has been bringing consumers up to date with its latest news. Across southern Africa a number of properties have seen some breathtaking developments, while Mantis is also adding a number of new destinations to its portfolio.
Gaucho International Polo has returned to London for the second year in succession, uniting high-octane polo and live world famous music to produce a unique event. Hosted by the O2 arena in London, Gaucho International Polo – which was this year sponsored by Mantis Collection - has evolved into the ultimate celebration of Argentinean sporting and cultural heritage.
Once again the Mantis Group is technologically leaps and bounds ahead of the rest, with travel becoming expensive, their latest launch of an online special video based website designed specifically for training the trade on their products from the comfort of their own desks. Mantis was last year recognised as Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards.
The Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York has become the latest iconic property to joint the exclusive Mantis Collection hospitality brand. Opened in 1927, the 38-storey property enjoys a spectacular location on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, and overlooks Central Park and the Plaza Hotel.