SUMMARY – MINOR HOTELS DEMONSTRATES STRONG COMMITMENT TO AFRICAN HOSPITALITY WITH SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES. A DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF 29 PROPERTIES ACROSS SOUTHERN AFRICA AND AN ULTRA-LUXURY SAFARI TENTED CAMP UNDERLINE THEIR CONTINUED EXPANSION.
Minor Hotels, a global hospitality leader, reaffirms its dedication to Africa’s burgeoning hospitality sector. The company embraces prevailing industry trends such as experiential travel and sustainable tourism while nurturing an increasing interest in African destinations.
Minor Hotels: Strengthening Presence in Africa
Operating from Johannesburg, Minor Hotels solidifies its commitment to Africa, notably through its well-established brands, Anantara and Avani. These brands resonate with discerning travelers worldwide, positioning Minor as a significant player in Africa’s tourism sector.
Minor Hotels boasts a diverse portfolio of 29 remarkable properties across Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya. Among these, the award-winning The Royal Livingstone by Anantara and Avani Victoria Falls stand out. Avani Bazaruto Island Resort and Avani Pemba Beach Hotel cater to corporate travelers, while other properties like Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino and Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino offer distinct experiences. Additionally, the Elewana Collection adds a touch of exclusivity to the Minor experience in East Africa.
Lindi Mthethwa, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing in Africa, emphasizes Minor Hotels’ economic value and commitment to Africa. Beyond providing exceptional accommodations, the company generates employment opportunities, significantly benefiting local economies. Collaboration with local businesses, artisans, and suppliers reinforces its commitment to sustainable tourism practices.
About minor hotels
Founded in 1967, Minor Hotels has grown from humble beginnings into a global hospitality powerhouse. Its unassuming name belies extraordinary achievements, driven by programs and initiatives that preserve and uplift communities and environments around its hotels and resorts. Recent initiatives include the Victoria Falls Clean-up project and two scholarship programs, reflecting the company’s commitment to sustainability and community empowerment.
Moreover, Minor continues to push boundaries, with plans underway to introduce an ultra-luxury safari tented camp—the first of its kind under the Anantara brand. This move underscores the company’s dedication to providing memorable experiences, supporting local communities, and promoting sustainable tourism in Africa.