(Kigali, Rwanda) – South African tourism outfit Mantis Collection, which runs top accommodation establishments worldwide and is chaired by Port Elizabeth-based businessman Adrian Gardiner, scooped two prestigious awards at the 24th annual World Travel Awards recently.
The awards ceremony, held in Kigali, Rwanda, on October 10th, saw Mantis Collection receive the World Travel Award for being Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand, as well as Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand.
The group describes itself as “a leading portfolio of privately owned hotels and eco-escapes, Mantis Collection has a presence around the world. This family-run luxury hospitality brand is entrenched in the hospitality and tourism industry through development, marketing, management, conservation and education, it said in a statement. The Mantis property is almost always set off the beaten path, an example of the best of its kind, and an authentic celebration of that makes its location unique”.
It is the second prestigious global kudos for the group in as many months after Mantis was named one of the winners of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards held at the exclusive “The Ecali Club” on September 23rd.
“Special Awards were also handed out on the night to companies which outclassed their rivals in particular sectors. Included in these special awards were Deer Jet, Mantis Collection, Hanging Gardens of Bali, Green, The Ecali Club, Italian Hospitality Collection, The Greek Villas, Despina Miraraki, Super Strom Vatsinas and Transcorp Hilton Abuja.
Winners in attendance hailed from China, Turkey, Maldives, Seychelles, South Africa, Greece, Austria, Italy, Thailand, Fiji and more”.