A New Beginning for Kruger Gate as it Commences Independent Operations

Kruger Gate Hotel looks to chart its own course as it parts ways with Protea Hotels by Marriott International.

  • Marriott International and Platinum Hospitality Holdings agree on Kruger Gate separation from the Marriott portfolio
  • Kruger Gate no longer part of Marriott International from 01 September 2022

South Africa, Johannesburg – June 13, 2022: Marriott International and Platinum Hospitality Holdings have mutually agreed that the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate will no longer be part of the Marriott International portfolio, following the expiry of its current management contract which ends on August 31, 2022.

From 01 September 2022, the management of the hotel will be transferred to Platinum Hospitality Holdings under the stewardship of Mr Anton Gillis, appointed as CEO of the hotel operation. It will trade under the name of Kruger Gate Hotel.

“All reservations, current and future, remain unchanged”, declares 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 the Kruger Park. We have exciting plans for the hotel and look forward to enhancing our guests’ experience.”

“It has been a privilege to manage the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate for the past 20 years, and we wish the owners the very best in their future operation of this well-loved property. We will work with Platinum Hospitality Holdings to ensure a smooth transition for guests, employees, and suppliers of the property” – Richard Collins, Area Vice President – Sub-Saharan Africa.

Marriott International and Platinum Hospitality Holdings are continuing their long and successful partnership across the region, working closely together on their portfolio of properties including Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Durban Umhlanga Ridge; Protea Hotel by Marriott Fire & Ice! Pretoria Menlyn; and Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers by Marriott.

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

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