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Kruger Gate Hotel charts new path, changes name and operates independently

Kruger Gate Hotel will no longer operate under the banner of an international affiliate from 1 September 2022

South Africa, Johannesburg – September 1, 2022: World renowned  Kruger Gate will, from 01 September, begin trading independently. This follows a rebranding and deflagging process which started a few months ago.

The management of the hotel will from now on be handled by Platinum Hospitality Holdings under the stewardship of Mr Anton Gillis who will be the CEO of the hotel operation.

“This decision will enable the hotel to better respond to guests’ changing expectations, putting management and staff at the heart of operations,” notes Gillis. “Re-establishing the hotel as an independent property will make it more agile, giving it full control over spending and budget priorities, including allowing for greater levels of local procurement which will ultimately benefit the surrounding communities and local economy.”

“All reservations, current and future, remain unchanged”, continues Gillis, saying: “We are truly excited to take over the management of this unique property. Over the years the hotel has built up a wonderful community of frequent travellers who all share a common passion for Kruger Park. We have exciting plans for the hotel and look forward to enhancing our guests’ experience.”

Standing on 100 hectares of land on the doorstep of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the Kruger Gate Hotel currently offers 145 guest rooms. “Our lodge-style hotel, with soaring walkways and treetop ambiance, uniquely offers classic Big 5 safaris in the Kruger National Park with all the comforts of an upmarket 4-star hotel experience”, says Gillis, adding: “We continue to serve the best adventures into the pristine wilderness to both international and domestic guests, perfectly balanced by the hotel’s contemporary relaxation options.”

Set in a tranquil riverine woodland of immense African trees, the hotel offers a range of elegant accommodation from standard to large guest rooms, and from the executive to presidential suites. With refined Africa-inspired décor, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, free wi-fi and in-room dining. “Special highlights of a typical stay at the Kruger Gate Hotel include game-viewing from the Pool Bar with its stunning infinity pool; luxurious care at the beautifully appointed Spa and sumptuous dining in the glow of stars and wood fires in the outdoor Lapa.”

The hotel is also well positioned to meet the modern needs of the post-pandemic guest. The client mix of the hotel, which enjoys consistently high occupancy levels year-round, now includes many more digital nomads — people taking advantage of the opportunities that remote work offers while enjoying a ‘work-cation’. The additional flexibility that self-catering facilities represent is part of the Kruger Gate Hotel’s adaptation to the ‘new normal’ and of the new, independent thinking. “As part of our upcoming upgrades, we intend to build additional self-catering homes that will be purposely built to blend into our natural surroundings”, says Gillis in closing.

For any further enquiries, Anton can be contacted at anton@phholdings.org