A luxury island with 6 villas to refurbish and 44 years lease agreement; the annual rent: US $ 200,000. Sale price: US $ 9 million. It was a luxury boutique resort. Unfortunately it is now closed but can easily be resurrected


2022-04-18


The Resort

All infrastructure to operate the resort hotel are in place and the subleasing party could initiate operations without any further investment if they so wish.

The 6 exclusive villas on the beach offer not only luxury and solitude but the best nature has to offer. To wakeup to the sun rays pouring in through palm fronds, a morning walk on tge shimmering white sand, a dip in the tranquil turquoise lagoon before a hearty breakfast is enough to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. To spend the day languishing on the beach or indulging in more exertion with water sports or a picnic trip, these villas offer a private slice of heaven to reawaken the senses. There can be no more perfect ending to a day than watching a beautiful sunset over a stunning horizon and falling to slumber to the rhythmic lull of languid waves glittering in the silver moonlight, just mere feet away from where you lie. Not a sound to distract and no intrusions on the perfect getaway, just peace, privacy, luxury and the splendour of natural beauty.

Further Development

The Ministry of Tourism has offered the possibility of building 30 water villas in the island lagoon. The subleasing party has the opportunity to build the 30 water villas, which is a very promising prospect as water villas remain the most desired accommodation option by tourists visiting the Maldivian resorts. In addition to the 6 luxury villas, additional water villas will no doubt attract pleasure seekers headed to our beautiful shores.

The Resort not only offers the prospect of luxurious water villas, but owing to its expansive lagoon, it will also be possible to develop individual bungalows in the lagoon itself. Be it catering to simple tastes or extravagant appeal will no doubt add to the resort's attraction and prestige.

Underwater resorts are a novel concept in the hospitality industry that the Maldives has embraced successfully. The Resort possesses an ideal lagoon for such a venture as well. Such a development will aid in heightening the resort's richly exotic and exclusively decadent appeal.

For visitors' pleasure in experiencing cruises and expeditions the private island Resort operator will also be able to avail the services of Dream Voyager, a luxuriously accommodated yacht with all required modern amenities. The yacht could be an avenue of providing guests further exciting thrills and adventure away from the island shore in comfort and luxury.

Features

The Resort is a resort on one island, hence ensuring that its 6 private luxury villas offer utmost privacy and seclusion. In addition to pristine beaches the island also boasts an amazing stretch of sandbank. Surrounded by a large turquoise lagoon ideal for snorkeling and water sports, as well as a stunning location for water villas, the resort offers the best of Maldives' natural beauty - plenty of sun, sea and surf. Unlike most tourist resorts, this Resort also has an additional small island in its lagoon deal for picnics, getaways and barbecues. The reefs are rich with vibrant marine life and vivid coral gardens waiting to be explored.

The Resort derives its name from the local word 'madi' for manta rays, and is itself shaped like a giant manta ray. Close to some of the best diving spots in the country, the Resort offers the opportunity to those interested to swim with harmless stunning manta rays common in the area as well as view up close exotic species of marine life as reef sharks. The reefs beckon  with colorful gardens for snorkelers to explore and the seas around The Resort island are noted for good fishing due to abundance of marine life. The subleasing party can arrange fishing expeditions out to the open blue, sunset cruises, or excursions to nearby inhabited islands if they wish. The potential for operating this gem is truly limitless.

Facilities

Spa 

The 6 luxury villas are equipped with all modern amenities and spa arrangements in the bathroom. There are additional spa facilities on the beach as well, allowing tourists to indulge in rejuvenating therapies while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

History of the Resort 

Prior to the conclusion of the leasing agreement with the company, the Resort island had been successfully operated by Banyan Tree Resorts. In tapping the market of tourists seeking an exclusive provate island experience in the Maldives, Banyan Tree was able to rent these villas at lucrative rates of US$ 2,000, and US$ 4,500 per night. Global celebrities, world leaders, sports superstars, sheikhs and royal families are among those who often prefer a 'billionaire's retreat' or exclusive private islands for their vacations in the Maldives.

The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from the Asian continent. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south to the Equator. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 515,696 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" where the ancient royal dynasties ruled for its central location.

The Maldives archipelago is located on the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean; this also forms a terrestrial ecoregion, together with the Chagos Archipelago and Lakshadweep. With an average ground-level elevation of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the world's lowest-lying country, with even its highest natural point being one of the lowest in the world, at 5.1 metres (17 ft).

In the 12th century, Islam reached the Maldivian archipelago, which was consolidated as a sultanate, developing strong commercial and cultural ties with Asia and Africa. From the mid-16th-century the region came under the increasing influence of European colonial powers, with the Maldives becoming a British protectorate in 1887. Independence from the United Kingdom came in 1965, and a presidential republic was established in 1968 with an elected People Majilis. The ensuing decades have seen political instability, efforts at democratic reform, and environmental challenges posed by climate change.

The Maldives became a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is also a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non-Aligned Movement. The World Bank classifies the Maldives as having an upper-middle-income economy. fishing has historically been the dominant economic activity and remains the largest sector by far, followed by the rapidly growing tourism industry. The Maldives rate "high" on the Human Development Index, with per-capita income significantly higher than other SAARC nations.

The Maldives was a member of the Commonwealth from July 1982 until withdrawing from the organisation in October 2016 in protest at allegations by the other nations of its human-rights abuses and failing democracy. The Maldives rejoined the Commonwealth on 1 February 2020 after showing evidence of functioning democratic processes and popular support.

According to legends, the first settlers of the Maldives were people known as Dheyvis. The first Kingdom of the Maldives was known as Dheeva Maari. In the 3rd century BC during the visit of emissaries sent by Emperor Asoka, Maldives was known as Dheeva Mahal.

During c. 1100 - 1166, Maldives was also referred as Diva Kudha and the Laccadive archipelago which was a part of Maldives was then referred to as Diva Khanbar by the scholar and polymath al-Biruni (973-1048).

The name Maldives may also derive from Sanskrit meaning ("Necklace Islands") in Sinhala. The Maldivian people are called Dhivehin. The word Dheeb/Deeb (archaic Dhivehi, related to Sanskrit) means "island", and Dhives (Dhivehin) means "islanders" (i.e., Maldivians).

The ancient Sri Lankan chronicle Mahawamsa refers to an island called Mahiladiva ("Island of Women") in Pali, which is probably a mistranslation of the same Sanskrit word meaning "garland".

Jan Hogendorn, Grossman Professor of Economics, theorises that the name Maldives derives from the Sanskrit meaning "garland of islands". In Tamil, "Garland of Islands" can be translated as Malai Theevu. In Malayalam, "Garland of Islands" can be translated as Maladweepu. In Kannada, "Garland of Islands" can be translated as Maaledweepa. None of these names is mentioned in any literature, but classical Sanskrit texts dating back to the Vedic period mention the "Hundred Thousand Islands" (Lakshadweepa), a generic name which would include not only the Maldives, but also the Laccadives, Aminidivi Islands, Minicoy, and the Chagos island groups.

Some medieval travellers such as Ibn Battuta called the islands Mahal Dibiyat from the Arabic word mahal ("palace"), which must be how the Berber traveller interpreted the local name, having been through Muslim North India, where Perso-Arabic words were introduced to the local vocabulary. This is the name currently inscribed on the scroll in the Maldive state emblem. The classical Persian/Arabic name for the Maldives is Dibajat.The Dutch referred to the islands as the Maldivische Eilanden, while the British anglicised the local name for the islands first to the "Maldive Islands" and later to "Maldives".[30]

Garcia da Orta writes in a conversational book first published in 1563, writes as follows: "I must tell you that I have heard it said that the natives do not call it Maldiva but Nalediva. In the Malabar language, nale means four and diva island. So that in that language the word signifies "four islands," while we, corrupting the name, call it Maldiva."

History

Ancient history and settlement

According to the book "Kitāb fi āthār Mīdhu al-qādimah ("On the Ancient Ruins of Meedhoo") written in the 17th century in Arabic by Allama Ahmed Shihabuddine (Allama Shihab al-Din) of Meedhoo in Addu Atoll, the first settlers of the Maldives were people known as Dheyvis. They came from the Kalibanga in India. The time of their arrival is unknown but it was before Emperor Asoka's kingdom in 269-232 BC. Shihabuddine's story tallies remarkably well with the recorded history of South Asia and that of copperplate documents of the Maldives known as Loamaafaanu.

The Maapanansa, the copper plates on which was recorded the history of the first Kings of the Maldives from the Solar Dynasty, were lost quite early on.

A 4th-century notice written by Ammianus Marcellinus (362 AD) speaks of gifts sent to the Roman emperor Julian by a deputation from the nation of Divi. The name Divi is very similar to Dheyvi who were the first settlers of Maldives.

The ancient history of Maldives is told in copperplates, ancients scripts carved on coral artifacts, traditions, language and different ethnicities of Maldivians.

The first Maldivians did not leave any archaeological artifacts. Their buildings were probably built of wood, palm fronds, and other perishable materials, which would have quickly decayed in the salt and wind of the tropical climate. Moreover, chiefs or headmen did not reside in elaborate stone palaces, nor did their religion require the construction of large temples or compounds.

Comparative studies of Maldivian oral, linguistic, and cultural traditions confirm that the first settlers were people from the southern shores of the neighboring Indian subcontinent, including the Giraavaru people, mentioned in ancient legends and local folklore about the establishment of the capital and kingly rule in Malé.

A strong underlying layer of Dravidian population and culture survives in Maldivian society, with a clear Tamil-Malayalam substratum in the language, which also appears in place names, kinship terms, poetry, dance, and religious beliefs. Malabari seafaring culture led to the settlement of the Islands by Malayali seafarers.

Buddhist period

Isdhoo Lōmāfānu is the oldest copper-plate book to have been discovered in the Maldives to date. The book was written in AD 1194 (590 AH) in the Evēla form of the Divehi akuru, during the reign of Siri Fennaadheettha Mahaa Radun (Dhinei Kalaminja).

Despite being just mentioned briefly in most history books, the 1,400-year-long Buddhist period has foundational importance in the history of the Maldives. It was during this period that the culture of the Maldives both developed and flourished, a culture that survives today. The Maldivian language, early Maldive scripts, architecture, ruling institutions, customs, and manners of the Maldivians originated at the time when the Maldives were a Buddhist kingdom.

Buddhism probably spread to the Maldives in the 3rd century BC at the time of Emperor Ashoka's expansion and became the dominant religion of the people of the Maldives until the 12th century AD. The ancient Maldivian Kings promoted Buddhism, and the first Maldive writings and artistic achievements, in the form of highly developed sculpture and architecture, originate from that period. Nearly all archaeological remains in the Maldives are from Buddhist stupas and monasteries, and all artifacts found to date display characteristic Buddhist iconography.

Buddhist (and Hindu) temples were Mandala shaped. They are oriented according to the four cardinal points with the main gate facing east. Local historian Hassan Ahmed Maniku counted as many as 59 islands with Buddhist archaeological sites in a provisional list he published in 1990.

Islamic period

Compared to the other areas of South Asia, the conversion of the Maldives to Islam happened relatively late. Arab traders had converted populations in the Malabar Coast since the 7th century. The Maldives remained a Buddhist kingdom for another 500 years after the conversion of Malabar Coast and Sindh—perhaps as the southwesternmost Buddhist country. Arabic became the prime language of administration (instead of Persian and Urdu), and the Maliki school of jurisprudence was introduced, both hinting at direct contacts with the core of the Arab world.

Middle Eastern seafarers had just begun to take over the Indian Ocean trade routes in the 10th century and found the Maldives to be an important link in those routes as the first landfall for traders from Basra sailing to Southeast Asia. Trade involved mainly cowrie shells—widely used as a form of currency throughout Asia and parts of the East African coast—and coir fiber. The Bengal Sultanate, where cowrie shells were used as legal tender, was one of the principal trading partners of the Maldives. The Bengal–Maldives cowry shell trade was the largest shell currency trade network in history.

The other essential product of the Maldives was coir, the fibre of the dried coconut husk, resistant to saltwater. It stitched together and rigged the dhows that plied the Indian Ocean. Maldivian coir was exported to Sindh, China, Yemen, and the Persian Gult.

Colonial period

In 1558 the Portuguese established a small garrison with a Viador (Viyazoru), or overseer of a factory (trading post) in the Maldives, which they administered from their main colony in Goa. Their attempts to impose Christianity provoked a local revolt led by Muhammad Thakurufaanu al-A'uzam and his two brothers, that fifteen years later drove the Portuguese out of Maldives. This event is now commemorated as National Day.

In the mid-17th century, the Dutch, who had replaced the Portuguese as the dominant power in Ceylon, established hegemony over Maldivian affairs without involving themselves directly in local matters, which were governed according to centuries-old Islamic customs.

The British expelled the Dutch from Ceylon in 1796 and included the Maldives as a British protected area. The status of Maldives as a British protectorate was officially recorded in an 1887 agreement in which the sultan accepted British influence over Maldivian external relations and defense while retaining home rule, which continued to be regulated by Muslim traditional institutions in exchange for an annual tribute. The status of the islands was akin to other British protectorates in the Indian Ocean region, including Zanzibar and the  Trucial States.

In the British period, the Sultan's powers were taken over by the Chief Minister, much to the chagrin of the British Governor-General who continued to deal with the ineffectual Sultan. Consequently, Britain encouraged the development of a constitutional monarchy, and the first Constitution was proclaimed in 1932. However, the new arrangements favoured neither the aging Sultan nor the wily Chief Minister, but rather a young crop of British-educated reformists. As a result, angry mobs were instigated against the Constitution which was publicly torn up.

The Maldives remained a British crown protectorate until 1953 when the sultanate was suspended and the First Republic was declared under the short-lived presidency of Muhammad Amin Didi. While serving as prime minister during the 1940s, Didi nationalized the fish export industry. As president, he is remembered as a reformer of the education system and a promoter of women's rights. Conservatives in Malé eventually ousted his government, and during a riot over food shortages, Didi was beaten by a mob and died on a nearby island.

Beginning in the 1950s, the political history in the Maldives was largely influenced by the British military presence in the islands. In 1954 the restoration of the sultanate perpetuated the rule of the past. Two years later, the United Kingdom obtained permission to reestablish its wartime RAF Gan airfield in the southernmost Addu Atoll, employing hundreds of locals. In 1957, however, the new prime minister, Ibrahim Nasir, called for a review of the agreement. Nasir was challenged in 1959 by a local secessionist movement in the three southernmost atolls that benefited economically from the British presence on Gan. This group cut ties with the Maldives government and formed an independent state, the United Suvadive Republic with Abdullah Afif as president and Hithadhoo as capital. One year later the Suvadive republic was scrapped after Nasir sent gunboats from Malé with government police, and Abdulla Afif went into exile. Meanwhile, in 1960 the Maldives had allowed the United Kingdom to continue to use both the Gan and the Hitaddu facilities for a thirty-year period, with the payment of £750,000 over the period of 1960 to 1965 for the purpose of Maldives' economic development. The base was closed in 1976 as part of the larger British withdrawal of permanently stationed forces 'East of Suez'.

Independence and republic

In line with the broader British policy of decolonisation, on 26 July 1965 an agreement was signed on behalf of the Sultan by Ibrahim Nasir Rannabandeyri Kilegefan, Prime Minister, and on behalf of the British government by Sir Michael Walker, British Ambassador-designate to the Maldive Islands, which ended the British responsibility for the defense and external affairs of the Maldives. The islands thus achieved full political independence, with the ceremony taking place at the British High Commissioner's Residence in Colombo. After this, the sultanate continued for another three years under Sir Muhammad Fareed Didi, who declared himself King upon independence.

On 15 November 1967, a vote was taken in parliament to decide whether the Maldives should continue as a constitutional monarchy or become a republic. Of the 44 members of parliament, 40 voted in favour of a republic. On 15 March 1968, a national referendum was held on the question, and 93.34% of those taking part voted in favour of establishing a republic. The republic was declared on 11 November 1968, thus ending the 853-year-old monarchy, which was replaced by a republic under the presidency of Ibrahim Nasir. As the King had held little real power, this was seen as a cosmetic change and required few alterations in the structures of government.

Tourism began to be developed on the archipelago by the beginning of the 1970s. The first resort in the Maldives was Kurumba Maldives which welcomed the first guests on 3 October 1972. The first accurate census was held in December 1977 and showed 142,832 people living in the Maldives.

Political infighting during the 1970s between Nasir's faction and other political figures led to the 1975 arrest and exile of elected prime minister Ahmed Zaki to a remote atoll. Economic decline followed the closure of the British airfield at Gam and the collapse of the market for dried fish, an important export. With support for his administration faltering, Nasir fled to Singapore in 1978, with millions of dollars from the treasury.

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom began his 30-year role as president in 1978, winning six consecutive elections without opposition. His election was seen as ushering in a period of political stability and economic development in view of Maumoon's priority to develop the poorer islands. Tourism flourished and increased foreign contact spurred development. However, Maumoon's rule was controversial, with some critics saying Maumoon was an autocrat who quelled dissent by limiting freedoms and political favouritism.

A series of coup attempts (in 1980, 1983, and 1988) by Nasir supporters and business interests tried to topple the government without success. While the first two attempts met with little success, the 1988 coup attempt involved a roughly 80 strong mercenary force of the PLOTE who seized the airport and caused Maumoon to flee from house to house until the intervention of 1,600 Indian troops airlifted into Malé restored order.

A November 1988 coup was headed by Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee, a businessman. On the night of 3 November 1988, the Indian Air Force airlifted a parachute battalion group from Agra and flew them over 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) to the Maldives. The Indian paratroopers landed at Hulhulé and secured the airfield and restored the government rule at Malé within hours.

Twenty-first century

On 26 December 2004, following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, the Maldives were devastated by a tsunami. Only nine islands were reported to have escaped any flooding while fifty-seven islands faced serious damage to critical infrastructure, fourteen islands had to be totally evacuated, and six islands were destroyed. A further twenty-one resort islands were forced to close because of tsunami damage. The total damage was estimated at more than US$400 million, or some 62% of the GDP. 102 Maldivians and 6 foreigners reportedly died in the tsunami. The destructive impact of the waves on the low-lying islands was mitigated by the fact there was no continental shelf or landmass upon which the waves could gain height. The tallest waves were reported to be 14 feet (4.3 m) high.

The elections in late 2013 were highly contested. Former president Nasheed won the most votes in the first round, but the Supreme Court annulled it despite the positive assessment of international election observers. In the re-run vote Abdulla Yameen, half-brother of the former president Maumoon, assumed the presidency.  Yameen introduced increased engagement with China and promoted a policy of connecting Islam with anti-Western rhetoric. Yameen survived an assassination attempt in late 2015. Vice president Ahmed Adeeb was later arrested together with 17 supporters for "public order offenses" and the government instituted a broader crackdown against political dissent. 

In the 2018 elections, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the most votes and became President.

Adeeb was freed by courts in Male in July 2019 after his conviction on charges of terrorism and corruption was overruled, but was placed under a travel ban after the state prosecutor appealed the order in a corruption and money laundering case. Adeeb escaped in a tugboat to seek asylum in India. It is understood that the Indian Coast Guard escorted the tugboat to the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and he was then “transferred” to a Maldivian Coast Guard ship, where officials took him into custody.

Geography

Only near the southern end of this natural coral barricade do two open passages permit safe ship navigation from one side of the Indian Ocean to the other through the territorial waters of Maldives. For administrative purposes, the Maldivian government organised these atolls into 21 administrative divisions. The largest island of Maldives is that of Gan, which belongs to Laamu Atoll or Hahdhummathi Maldives. In Addu Atoll, the westernmost islands are connected by roads over the reef (collectively called Link Road) and the total length of the road is 14 km (9 mi).

The Maldives is the lowest country in the world, with maximum and average natural ground levels of only 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in) and 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, respectively. In areas where construction exists, however, this has been increased to several metres. More than 80 percent of the country's land is composed of coral islands which rise less than one metre above sea level. As a result, the Maldives are at high risk of being submerged due to rising sea levels. The UN's environmental panel has warned that, at current rates, sea-level rise would be high enough to make the Maldives uninhabitable by 2100.

Climate

The Maldives has a tropical monsoon cliimate (Am),  which is affected by the large landmass of South Asia to the north. Because the Maldives has the lowest elevation of any country in the world, the temperature is constantly hot and often humid. The presence of this landmass causes differential heating of land and water. These factors set off a rush of moisture-rich air from the Indian Ocean over South Asia, resulting in the southwest monsoon. Two seasons dominate Maldives' weather: the dry season associated with the winter northeastern monsoon and the rainy season associated with the southwest monsoon which brings strong winds and storms.

The shift from the dry northeast monsoon to the moist southwest monsoon occurs during April and May. During this period, the southwest winds contribute to the formation of the southwest monsoon, which reaches the Maldives in the beginning of June and lasts until the end of November. However, the weather patterns of Maldives do not always conform to the monsoon patterns of South Asia. The annual rainfall averages 254 centimetres (100 in) in the north and 381 centimetres (150 in) in the south.

The monsoonal influence is greater in the north of the Maldives than in the south, more influenced by the equatorial currents.

The average high temperature is 31.5 degrees Celsius and the average low temperature is 26.4 degrees Celsius.



    





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  • Our key products include combi ovens, cooking ranges, refrigeration and dishwashing equipment, coffee machines (semi-automatic, fully automatic and brewers)  coffee grinders, hot or cold beverage dispensers,  as well as frozen drinks and soft ice cream machines. When it comes to Laundry solutions: commercial washers, tumble dryers, drying cabinets, ironers and related specialty accessories and systems. 
  • We focus on solutions where there is a need for high-performing, reliable equipment, with significant aftermarket requirements over the equipment lifecycle and where customers are focused on productivity and total cost of ownership. 
  • Electrolux Professional constantly improves the energy and water consumption of its products, developing innovative and efficient solutions to meet the growing demand for resource-efficient appliances.
  • Our innovative products and worldwide service network make our customers’ work-life easier, more profitable – and truly sustainable every day.

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Name: FVE Interiors
Phone: +27 (0) 66 274 3680
Email: lori@fveinteriors.com

Interior Design  

  • We are an Interior architecture, design, project management and fit-out agency, with over 15 years’ experience in the commercial, retail and hospitality industries. We pride ourselves on being a detailed, solutions driven and consistent brand.
  • FVE’s goal is to visually and conceptually translate our clients’ brands into spaces, textures and materials.
  • Our services include space analysis and planning, floor plan development, concept design, using cutting edge technology, saving our clients both time and money. And not least, the implementation of the complete design through the Project Management process. We have strategically built long term relationships with other industry experts; suppliers, manufacturers and installers, to facilitate a streamlined process for our clients.
  • Our speciality extends to the following and beyond: Space planning, Design concepts,  Technical drawing packs for council submissions, 3D renders, Turn-key project management, Marketing solutions. 

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Name: Giovanni Conti
Phone: +27 84 413 1071
Email: giovanni@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Real Estate Specialist - Our Associate in Italy, North Africa, African East Coast Mainland and Islands

  • We offer an international platform of specialist hospitality property and/or business brokering services by listing and marketing for sale or lease or by investment partner arrangement or management agreement arrangement of a variety of hospitality products (i.e. hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, guest houses, guest lodges, B&Bs, game resorts, wine farms, yachts, cruise liners, etc) through our association with EC Mobility (in Portugal and Spain), BON Hotels (Africa), Giovanni Conti (Italy, North and East Africa, Sri Lanka), Nuno Boquinhas (Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Mozambique), Property 24, Seeff Property Services, Harcourts, Realnet, RE/MAX, Dogon Property Group, Rawson Estates, among many other prominent commercial estate agencies throughout Southern Africa - and now we are entering other African Countries on the East and West Coasts of Africa and moving further abroad! To date, Exquisite Hotel Consultants has a presence in over 60 countries - and counting...

  • Working with the above-mentioned agencies and others provides the largest possible reach nationally and internationally for all prospective buyers and sellers wishing to enter or exit the Hospitality Industry.

  • Sister websites have been opened in the following countries: United Kingdom: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.co.uk, and in Germany: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.de, and in the United States of America: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.us.

  • Please note that several of our hospitality properties and/or businesses for sale or lease or through business partnership arrangements or management contracts are officially "Off-Market" - mainly for privacy reasons. Therefore, they are not listed as part of our hospitality properties/businesses for sale or lease stock. Please contact me for further details.  

  • Should you be considering to sell or buy or lease or obtain a partnership arrangement or management agreement arrangement for your hotel, boutique hotel, resort, guest house, B&B, game lodge, game resort, guest farm, yacht or cruise liner etc, I would be most pleased to provide you with further details of our way of working to effectively market and sell your property(ies) and/or business(es).


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Name: Healing Earth
Phone: +27 (0) 21 555 1896
Email: ebrandt@healingearth.co.za

Hotel Amenities - inspired by Africa

  • Premium African spa brand,  spa operator and hotel amenity supplier.  We supply five star hotels, resorts, lodges and spas throughout South Africa and Africa including Royal Portfolio, Mantis Collection, Leading Hotels of the World, Royal Malewane, The Singita Group, to name a few!
  • We only produce top quality room amenities and spa products with 100% natural ingredients that are free from Parabens, artificial fragrance, DEA and synthetic chemicals.
  • We are a proudly South African brand; we do not import any of our ingredients, we obtain them from the richness of our African soil with its healing, restoring and nurturing properties.
  • All our amenity packaging is biodegradable and 100% eco-friendly
  • We support our local communities and adhere only to sustainable and ethical practices
  • We also offer full spa management, operations and consulting service that includes recruitment, management, training and support

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Name: Hospro
Phone: +27 (0) 21 583 1851
Email: roberto.treffers@hospro.co.za

Hospitality Consultancy and Procurement

  • Established in 2007, HOSPRO|Hospitality Professionals serves the African Sub-Saharan region.
  • With a background in international hospitality consultancy and procurement services for some 30 years,
  • our combination of market knowledge and expertise ensures the best possible service for our business relations.
  • We support our clienteles with specific recommendations and references to stay focused on the total process.
  • Our emphasis is aimed at protecting the design intent, our client's budget and the various deadlines.

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Name: Hotel Revenue Management
Phone: +27 21 551 7440
Email: jaco@hotel-revenue-manager.com

Revenue (yield) Management

  • Competitor set monitoring.
  • Booking pace analysis.
  • Peak demand optimising.
  • Low demand stimulating.
  • Online Channel analysis
  • Wash-down factor’ monitoring.
  • Pick up and drop off analysis.
  • Definite and Tentative Status monitoring and control.
  • Online Channel Conversion.
  • Reservations cancellation monitoring.

Online room inventory Distribution & Rates optimisation

  • Positioned optimally on all the Global        Distribution  Systems (GDS).
  • Positioned optimally on all the Online Travel Agents (OTA) websites.
  • Positioned optimally on all Meta-Search Engines (MSE).
  • Competitor set monitoring & rate benchmarking.
  • Own Website distribution.
  • Rate parity management across all channels.
  • Website and Content audit.
  • Correct OTA mapping and content management.
  • Reservation conversion analysis and suggestion.

Implementation of Best Available Rate (BAR), in conjunction with point 1 & 2

  • BAR operational understanding and agreed  levels.
  • Implementation across the board.
  • Communication of this to the trade suggestions.

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Name: Indigo Real Estate Agency
Phone: +25884 3616644
Email: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.co.za

Real Estate Agency - Our Associate in Mozambique

  • If you’re keen to buy a house or apartment along the African coast, look no further than the property for sale in Mozambique. With residents treated to breath-taking sea views and surrounded by lush green nature, it’s no wonder the country is increasingly popular among tourists and investors.
  • Whether you are looking  for to buy a house, sell or rent  property in Mozambique, purchase a piece of land for your own dream estate, either as a holiday or residential home or as an investment, property management services are also available should our customers require. Then we would welcome you to choose Indico real estate agency as your local realtor. 
  • No fee payable by the buyer – We were the first real estate agency in Inhambane Province to introduce 0% fee to our clients purchasing property.
  • We offer the widest range of properties at lowest prices in the market. This is ensured by contract with sellers.
  • Indico Real Estate Agency provides unique business opportunity within the Mozambican market to investors abroad.  Indico Real Estate Agency's main line of business is the sale of Hotels, Resorts, Plots of Land, Villas, Houses, Apartments, Private islands, Commercial properties, Residential properties, Projects (land sale as well as building permits) and Complexes in Mozambique.
  • Mozambique is also a Friendly welcoming investment environment all add up to a unique investment and lifestyle opportunity. Irresistible destination and a serious contender for anyone wanting to make an investment in an overseas property.


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Name: Iner G Corporate Services
Phone: +230 52557182
Email: inerg@jaywalk.com

Business Management and Procurement

  • Iner G Corp is a consultancy firm that focuses on procurement and management services.
  • Its main focus is on the real estate business development, procurement for food services sector and other materials.
  • Led by a team of experienced professional, Iner G Corp strives to provide value added services to niche markets.
  • Exclusive Properties' representative in the Indian Ocean region.


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Name: Lisa Dunn - Tourism Grading Assessor
Phone: +27 (0) 82 928 8002
Email: Lisadunnsa@gmail.com

Tourism Grading Assessment

  • I am an independent registered Tourism Grading Assessor with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). I have been doing star grading since 2005.
  • The star grading of properties involves assessing accommodation establishments and conference venues against a set of criteria in order to determine a star grading level based on international standards, from 1 star to 5 stars.
  • The various categories include game lodge, nature lodge,  hotel, small hotel, boutique hotel, apartment hotel, guest house, country house, bed & breakfast, self-catering: exclusive-use and shared vacation, caravan & camping, backpackers & hostelling and a range of conferencing and venue categories.
  • I do assessments mainly in the Province of Mpumalanga, South Africa, as I am based in Nelspruit.
  • I can also do pre-grading assessments for accommodation establishments and conference venues.

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Name: Nuno Boquinhas
Phone: +2784 413 1071
Email: nuno@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Real Estate Specialist - Our Associate in Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Mozambique

  • We offer an international platform of specialist hospitality property and/or business brokering services by listing and marketing for sale or lease or by investment partner arrangement or management agreement arrangement of a variety of hospitality products (i.e. hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, guest houses, guest lodges, B&Bs, game resorts, wine farms, yachts, cruise liners, etc) through our association with EC Mobility (in Portugal and Spain), BON Hotels (Africa), Giovanni Conti (Italy, North and East Africa, Sri Lanka), Nuno Boquinhas (Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Mozambique), Property 24, Seeff Property Services, Harcourts, Realnet, RE/MAX, Dogon Property Group, Rawson Estates, among many other prominent commercial estate agencies throughout Southern Africa - and now we are entering other African Countries on the East and West Coasts of Africa and moving further abroad! To date, Exquisite Hotel Consultants has a presence in over 60 countries - and counting...

  • Working with the above-mentioned agencies and others provides the largest possible reach nationally and internationally for all prospective buyers and sellers wishing to enter or exit the Hospitality Industry.

  • Sister websites have been opened in the following countries: United Kingdom: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.co.uk, and in Germany: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.de, and in the United States of America: see www.exquisitehotelconsultants.us.

  • Please note that several of our hospitality properties and/or businesses for sale or lease or through business partnership arrangements or management contracts are officially "Off-Market" - mainly for privacy reasons. Therefore, they are not listed as part of our hospitality properties/businesses for sale or lease stock. Please contact me for further details.  

  • Should you be considering to sell or buy or lease or obtain a partnership arrangement or management agreement arrangement for your hotel, boutique hotel, resort, guest house, B&B, game lodge, game resort, guest farm, yacht or cruise liner etc, I would be most pleased to provide you with further details of our way of working to effectively market and sell your property(ies) and/or business(es).


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Name: Ooba (Pty) Ltd
Phone: +27 (0) 21 481 7300
Email: bronwyn.philip@ooba.co.za

Mortgage Origination

ooba offers you:

  • The best chance of bond approval through our industry-leading approval rates
  • A free prequalification service, to clarify what size bond you can afford and highlight any potential credit obstacles
  • The benefit of simultaneous submissions to multiple lenders.
  • In-depth knowledge of different bank’s processes, which is used to your advantage.
  • Hassle-free bond application – we do the paperwork for you, for free!
  • Tailor-made, comprehensive home insurance solutions to protect your home, income and belongings

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Name: Real Visions Interiors
Phone: +27 (0) 71 541 7901
Email: samantha@realvisionsinteriors.com

Interior Design and Decoration

  • Real Visions Interiors cc was formed in July 2007 in South Africa and later expanded to India, Mexico and Oman. 
  • Real Visions Interiors’ services include design and project management of commercial spaces, retail, corporate offices, hospitality and casino design projects , as well as sports bars , night clubs and luxury residential homes.
  • They believe in creating a near perfect balance between a creative, holistic design and an ambience that invites and impresses all at the same time. Utilising spaces in an effective, functional and practical manner; designing to the client’s design intent and vision.
  • They work closely with local and international suppliers to keep up to date with the latest products and new fashionable materials.
  • Real Visions Interiors team bring together their full knowledge of materials and technical experience to create innovative and workable interiors.
  • Attention to detail is paramount and no effort is spared in the preparation of technical drawings and procurement specifications.
  • In addition, they offer their skills in project management; leading projects from cost estimate stage through to final budgets and time programs, including on site supervision. Real Visions Interiors cc is able to act as main contractor where required, involving a full interior fit out.

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Name: The Dumb Butler Hospitality Suppliers
Phone: +27 (0) 21 203 0307
Email: orders@tdbutler.co.za

Hotel Linen Suppliers

LUX Award Winners 2021 for The Best Hospitality Suppliers. We are a proudly South African brand established in 2006.

We Supply:

  • Hotel Quality Linen
  • Snag-free Towels
  • Hotel Blankets
  • Duvet Inners and Pillows
  • Hotel Safes
  • All Guest Amenities
  • Personalised Gifting
  • Branded Clothing and Sportswear
  • Beds & Mattresses
  • Head Boards
  • Lounge and Pool Furniture
  • Guestroom Mini Kettles
  • Hotelware- ALL Cutlery & Crockery
  • All Catering Equipment
  • Glassware
  • Tents and Outdoor Equipment
  • All Hotel Equipment
  • We specialise in Guesthouses, Game and Guest Lodges

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Name: The High Street Auction Company
Phone: +27 (0) 11 684 2707
Email: james@highstreetauctions.com

Property Auctioneers 

  • We have established ourselves as the premier marketplace for selling and buying property with several national auction records to our name.
  • We specialise in the hospitality, retail, commercial, industrial, land and residential property markets across the country.
  • Whether you are buying or selling property you can benefit from our effective, fast, risk free way to transact in a protected & transparent environment.
  • Give the international award winning specialists a call today to maximise the returns on your next property transaction.

Appreciating Property Value

 


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Name: The Human Factor
Phone: +27 (0) 21 855 0718
Email: support@thehumanfactor.co.za

Hospitality Recruitment:

  • The Human Factor – Hospitality Recruitment provides a professional search and recruitment service that supports candidates and clients within the hospitality industry. It was born from the realisation that talent sourcing required a service that considers the sincere needs of both the employers and the candidates, and matches up people who are passionate about the same things.
  • Operating from Cape Town, we work on both a National and International basis. We take the values of both our clients and candidates into account. It is our aim to build a relationship with our clients and get to know as much as we can about their business so that we can pro-actively market outstanding candidates.

 We supply:

  • General Managers, Hotel/Lodge Managers, Field Guides, Management Couples, Project Managers,   Executive Housekeepers, Food & Beverage Managers, Chefs, Financial Managers, Operations Managers, Front of House Staff, Catering Managers.

We focus on servicing:

  • Luxury Game Lodges, Restaurant Groups, Catering Companies, Boutique Hotels, Independent Restaurants, Hotel Groups.

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Name: The Private Hotel School
Phone: +27 (0) 21 881 3792
Email: Susina.Jooste@privatehotelschool.co.za

Hospitality Training:

  • The Stellenbosch Private Hotel School is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa and is approved to offer vocational City and Guilds programmes.
  • As a partner school of the American Hospitality Academy - International Hospitality Management Schools(AHA-IHMS),
  • The Private Hotel School is providing leading edge training and education, aligned with the requirements of a global hospitality industry.
  • The campus is positioned in beautiful gardens and with panoramic views on the vineyards and mountains of Stellenbosch.
  • Our curriculum is driven by an experienced team of professionals who are committed to deliver quality education and training, industry collaboration and creating career opportunities for hospitality professionals. “

 


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Name: Touch Point Retail
Phone: +27 (0) 84 920 1177
Email: diane@touchpointretail.co.za

Smart Interior Design

  • Touch Point Retail is a certified partner and installer of Cover Styl’ - smart interior design.
  • Cover Styl’  is a cost-effective self-adhesive architectural film that can cover almost any surface. The range offers 471 patterns and textures in 9 categories.
  • This material can transform any living space in no time and is a cheaper quality alternative for establishments that want to do any renovations or changes.
  • Transform your lobbies, bedrooms, corridors, bathrooms, feature walls, furniture etc. with this cost-effective solution.
  • This product is new to South Africa but is used extensively in the UK and other parts of the world. Touch Point has exclusive access to this product and are excited to help you transform your establishment today!
  • The message here is to rather refurbish than replace, this product offers instant gratification as it is non-invasive and fast to install. 

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Skype: cliff.jacobs

C/o Sybelstrasse 69

10629 Berlin

GERMANY

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