Orion Hotels Scores Big at the AA Awards

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Orion Hotels Scores Big at the AA Awards

Orion Hotels and Resorts is happy to be associated with and nominated by the AA Accommodation Awards. Orion was nominated for more categories than any single hotel operator in Southern Africa. For 13 years the AA Quality Assured Accommodation Program has provided more than 3,000 establishments with an internationally recognized endorsement and quality seal in the hospitality industry. The program assists establishments in reaching tour operators, the travel trade, local and international AA Members, AA Fleet care customers and the general public. The AA is recognized internationally as one of the most powerful tourism accolades and is a well-established and trusted brand for travelers.

Orion Hotels and Resorts recently attended the AA Award Gala Dinner and awards ceremony. The evening was a resounding success with Orion Hotels and Resorts being nominated as finalists in five separate categories and winning two national distinguished awards. Orion Hotels and Resorts are proud to receive these accolades and nominations on behalf of all of our Hotels, management and dedicated staff.

A total of six of the Orion Hotels were nominated in five different finalist categories:

  • Safari Lodge - Nominated as a National Finalist in the Full Service and/or Conference Hotel Category.
  • Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel - Nominated as a National Finalist in the Leisure Hotel Category
  • Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa - Nominated as a National Finalist in the Leisure Hotel Category
  • Coach House Hotel & Spa - Nominated as a National Finalist in the Luxury Hotel Category
  • Magoebaskloof Hotel - Nominated as a National Finalist in the Resort Hotel Category
  • Wartburger Hof Hotel - Nominated as a National Finalist in the Small Hotel/Inn

Our Award Winning Properties

Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel - National Winner

Category: Leisure Hotel
Beach, Bush, Mountain, or Casino. Focus is a distinct relaxation experience; all expected hotel-style services plus a selection of on-site entertainment/ leisure facilities.

Awards
National AA Award received by Francois Van Wyk
General Manager of Mont Aux Sources
Congratulations to Francois and his team.
Awards Ceremony

Wartburger Hof Hotel - National Winner

Category: Small Hotel/ Inn
Some town centers or semi-rural areas. Focus is on a cozy, relaxed ambience, local-style appointments, décor, offering comfortable, and hotel-style facilities. Under 50 rooms.

Awards Ceremony
National AA Award received by Martin Anthony -Kirsten
Sales Manager of Orion Hotels and Resorts
Congratulations to Wartburger Hof and the Management Team.
Awards Ceremony

Jacques Slabbert General Manager of Wartburger Hof Hotel stated: “This is a clear indication of the high regard the AA and the public has for our unique property. Wartburger Hof is proud to accept this award and I would like to personally thank everybody in our team for making this property stand out as a National Winner".

Francois Van Wyk General Manager at Mont Aux Sources commented “that this was a massive result for Orion to be voted SA’s best in two competitive categories".

Orion Hotels and Resorts now has 14 properties in the Portfolio, the recent AA Awards clearly affirm that Orion Hotels and Resorts are fast becoming a major force in the South African Hospitality Industry.

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