NH Collection to debut in South Africa

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Published on 10/04/24 - Updated on 10/04/24


Minor Hotels signed a strategic partnership with The Cavaleros Group to manage a hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, under the brand NH Collection with the upcoming opening of NH Collection Sandton.

The group will manage the hotel from the beginning of next July. Situated in the financial district of South Africa’s largest city, the property will going under an extensive refurbishment to be rebranded as NH Collection Sandton.

The hotel will feature 329 rooms, including lead-in rooms, suites, one-bedroom suites and the 145 square metre Royal Suite. Facilities at the property will include two restaurants and two bars, an executive lounge, conference facilities, in addition to a gym and large outdoor swimming pool.

For this new adventure, Minor Hotels joins forces with The Cavaleros Group which is one of the largest privately-owned property groups in South Africa, with its core business being the investment and development of data centres, commercial, industrial, hospitality and retail properties.

This partnership secures the opportunity for Minor Hotels to pioneer their inaugural venture in South Africa, which is recognised as the second largest economy on the continent in terms of GDP and is a country which the hotel group is targeting for future development. This first property marks the beginning of a lasting and fruitful partnership between the two groups throughout the African continent.

We are thrilled to sign this strategic partnership with The Cavaleros Group to launch NH and soon NH Collection in South Africa and with it launch our first property in the country. This property will join our growing portfolio of hotels in Africa, where our Anantara, Avani and Elewana brands are already present. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Penny and the Cavaleros team.

William Heinecke, Chairman and Founder of Minor International, parent company of Minor Hotels

Over the past three years we have engaged with all international hotel groups and concluded and recognised that Minor Hotels’ history, speed and culture is synonymous with our core Group values. We are currently considering several hospitality opportunities across the continent and have commenced our due diligence process.

Penny Cavaleros, Chief Executive Officer of The Cavaleros Group

Minor Hotels currently operates 27 hotels and resorts in eight countries in Africa, across its Anantara, Avani and Elewana Collection brands, with a further pipeline of future properties.

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