What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels in Kruger?

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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:44 pm

So, the plan of rezoning kicks off with antics, questionable????
Let alone the paper trail that requires a good audit!!!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by iNdlovu » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:49 pm

The point is that if they have not supplied the Minister's requirements the approval has not been granted and if they do anything about rezoning it would be illegal.
By the way, and it obviously can't be verified, but there is mention that the so called Conference hotel may be built at Kruger Gate and not in Skuks itself. -O-
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:00 pm

Indy, I seem to think that Skuks is part of the rezoning plan,
the way the crow flies!!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:15 pm

Nah,... make a long story short,.........

if Sanparks had as much gut, they would
have told the commercial world where to
get off a long time ago!!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Richprins » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:18 pm

Skuks is in a "high development zone". But the PDZ covers a strip inside and outside the whole border of the Park, no matter what ecotype exists, so any development is fine according to that logic... :O^

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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:19 pm

Kruger, you are destined to become another sponge cake
for abuse!!!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:53 pm

Lets see,.. :-? ,.. how to resurrect a dead 0*\ :twisted:
how to beat a dead horse to stand,.. 0*\

Developer 'k gaait jou bykom!!!!,.. =O:
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Richprins » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:26 pm

I think, regarding DEA and SANParks' verbosity regarding the sustainability of communities etc., one may focus a bit more on why a foreign company should benefit and extrude South African income from the Malelane Hotel? -O-




CARLSON Rezidor Hotel Group, whose brands include Regent, Radisson Blu and Park Inn on Monday announced its 50th hotel deal in Africa — the Park Inn by Radisson in Kigali, Rwanda.

The group had planned to reach this target at the end of 2015, but the deal saw it making it two-and-a-half years ahead of schedule.

The hotel is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2014. The group also has a Radisson Hotel in Kigali under development, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2014.

Carlson Rezidor is one of many international and South African hotel groups which is rapidly growing its African portfolio in light of rapid economic growth on the continent.

Protea Hospitality Group recently signed a deal that will see it too moving into Rwanda — its 10th African country.

Carlson Rezidor’s 50th hotel deal brings the total number of rooms in the group’s African portfolio to more than 11,000 rooms in operation and under development across 21 countries.

Andrew McLachlan, the group’s vice-president of business development in Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, said reaching the milestone ahead of schedule "indicates Africa’s potential for growth and the markets’ readiness for international branded and operated hotels".

Carlson Rezidor has opened Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotel properties in key cities across the continent over the past three years, including Addis Ababa, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Dakar, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

"Over the next 24 months we look forward to opening more signature Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson’s" in cities including Freetown, Nairobi, Kigali, Libreville, Marrakech and Hammamet," Mr McLachlan said.

While the long-term goal was to have a Carlson Rezidor property in every major city in Africa, the key markets for short-term expansion were Nigeria and South Africa, he said.

According to professional services firm PwC, the Nigerian hotel market is experiencing a corporate-travel-driven boom, and although a difficult market to operate in, it offers attractive opportunities for major operators.

PwC hospitality and gaming leader Nikki Forster said in June that while South Africa’s hotel groups were more upbeat about the outlook for the local industry, a cautious stance needed to be maintained about introducing new stock. Meanwhile, the Nigerian market was "still operating below its potential" despite significant growth in room numbers.

PwC projects that by 2017 average hotel occupancies in South Africa will have risen to 68.7% from 56.5% in 2012, while average room rates will have grown 5.4% compounded annually to R936 in 2017 from R718 in 2012.

According to Rezidor Hotel Group president and CEO Wolfgang M Neumann, Africa makes a compelling case for further hotel investments.

"Aside from the continent’s wealth of natural resources and wide-scale stability in political and economic systems, there is an imbalance of demand and supply when it comes to modern, internationally branded hotel rooms," Mr Neumann said.


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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:59 pm

Radisson also ensures quality!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:43 pm

I have no problem with Radison and with developer and all their
visions and missions and what have you!!! Free enterprise will
be practised to ensure health, wealth and happiness for all, this
includes conservation!!!

All this may happen and with all due respect, outside the boundaries
of Kruger!!! It's quite clear that management at Sanparks needs
competition, like the transparent world out there, for they are
free wheeling at expense of international heritage, too my mind!!!
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