Providence Hospitality concludes Management and Consulting Agreements

Providence Hospitality concludes Management and Consulting Agreements with Ingwenyama Conference & Sports Resort and Country Boutique Hotel in White River, Mpumalanga:

Providence Hospitality signs a management and consulting agreement with the Ingwenyama Conference & Sports Resort, a 133-room 3-star hotel and conference venue, and the Country Boutique Hotel, a 22-room 4-star boutique hotel, both located in White River, Mpumalanga and mere 30-minute drive from Numbie Gate of the world-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Providence Hospitality is an innovative hospitality management company that currently operates in South Africa and the UK. The company has embarked on an aggressive growth plan for the UK which will more than double its portfolio within the British Isles in the next 24 months and has committed to accelerated growth in Southern Africa through management agreements.

“Ingwenyama Conference & Sports Resort has a very unique Urban Resort feel and having hosted one of the world cup teams – Chile – during the 2010 FIFA World Cup you can be assured that the facilities are world class and we are proud to be driving the property’s future success. Providence Hospitality has traditionally focused on a smaller niche sector of the hospitality market and with this property joining our quality portfolio we are showing the South African hospitality market that an innovative hotel management company like ourselves is the way of the future and can add massive strategic value to independent hotel businesses,” comments Neil Hughes, Head of Business Development for Providence Hospitality based in Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

He adds, “Country Boutique Hotel is a beautiful little gem perched on the outskirts of the quaint Lowveld hamlet, White River. Once the original homestead of a local avocado farming family this charming boutique hotel has been designed to offer the more discerning traveller an authentic upscale experience with homely style and service. This type of property size, look and feel has been Providence’s bread and butter since our inception and adds great value to our every growing quality portfolio.”

Owners of the properties, Pieter and Ria de Jager, explain: “We have been looking for a competent hospitality partner to assist us in taking our businesses to the next level and having Providence Hospitality join us on our journey into the future is a very exciting time for us. We know that we have had limited exposure to the rest of the hospitality world and now with Providence we are looking forward to being more relevant within the MICE and leisure segments but we are especially excited about their presence in the UK as we look to attract more foreign sports groups looking for quality facilities in which to train in off-season here in the southern hemisphere. Our football fields are some of the only laser-levelled FIFA approved facilities in South Africa and our service and guest experiences are now, together with Providence Hospitality, going to be some of the best within our region.”

About Providence Hospitality:

Providence Hospitality is an innovative hotel management company based in South Africa and the UK and has been operating within a niche sector of the hospitality market servicing boutique hotels, lodges, guest houses and B&B’s. The company focuses on bringing authentic hospitality experiences to its guests through applying current trends and technology to its operations and driving property optimization strategies to maximize owner returns. Visit our website www.providencehospitality.co.za for more information.