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City Lodge Hotel Group congratulates chef graduates
Ongoing staff training is an important career development pillar at City Lodge Hotel Group. The latest undertaking sees nine kitchen staff successfully complete the SA Chefs Association's Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) programme, conceptualised by the Department of Tourism and funded through CATHSSETA (Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority): 16 Aug 2022 Read more

Book a Womandla! weekend special with City Lodge Hotel Group
Womandla! is the cheer this Women's Month. Let us make you feel special with our Women's Month accommodation promotion. Every weekend from 1-31 August 2022 - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - we're offering up to 30% off our best available rate (BAR) on Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels (excluding City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport) and Town Lodges, and up to 10% off BAR at Road Lodges (excluding Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge). 1 Aug 2022 Read more

No masks mean more Mice!
With the Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla repealing the regulations relating to wearing of masks and restrictions on gatherings on 24 June 2022, the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (Mice) industry is excited to get back to business as usual. 27 Jun 2022 Read more

Stay more with City Lodge Hotels and Singapore Airlines
City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Singapore Airlines, offering discounted accommodation at three of its hotel brands to members of the airline's KrisFlyer frequent flyer rewards programme. CLHG now offers Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer members a 20% discount off best available rate (BAR) at all Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels and Town Lodges, exclusively available when booking via the Kris+ app. 15 Jun 2022 Read more

Make Dad Man of the Weekend this Father's Day!
We've declared dads Man of the Weekend this month at City Lodge Hotel Group and put together great rates and meal deals that apply every weekend in June 2022. 6 Jun 2022 Read more

Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City launches high tea, expands F&B offering
The flagship Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand, Johannesburg has added a high tea experience with a difference to its delicious food and beverage offering. Teaming up with Pongrácz, one of South Africa's finest Méthode Cap Classiques, executive chef Keegan Maistry and his team of talented chefs have developed a signature selection of sweet and savoury delights that pair perfectly with a glass of bubbly as well as a range of teas and coffees. 30 May 2022 Read more

Have you set your alarm for Woza Friday?
Take note - 27 May 2022 is Woza Friday! At City Lodge Hotel Group this means you quality for big discounts when you book accommodation via www.clhg.com on the last Friday of the month, in this case 27 May, for stays up to and including 31 December 2022. 27 May 2022 Read more

City Lodge Hotel Maputo is simply marvellous!
As we mark Africa Day on 25 May, City Lodge Hotel Group is keen to re-introduce City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique, which rounds up its southern African expansion into three important neighbouring countries, the other two being the 147-room Town Lodge Windhoek in Namibia (opened October 2017) and 104-room Town Lodge Gaborone in Botswana (opened May 2013). City Lodge Hotel Maputo's opening in February 2020 was marred by the pandemic and subsequent periods of lockdown, with the hotel having to temporarily suspend services after only a month of being open. 25 May 2022 Read more

Let's do Mother's Day right this year!
Don't fall back on robot roses and petrol station chocolates this Mother's Day - let's do it right! City Lodge Hotel Group has put together a great deal this year that applies to the next five weekends - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 29 April to 29 May 2022 - at Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels and Town Lodges. 28 Apr 2022 Read more

Easter gifts for Emthonjeni Community Centre
City Lodge Hotel Group once again visited Emthonjeni Community Centre to donate another mountain of soft goods and toiletries. This time, the donation included 1,935 items of linen and towelling, 415 pillows and 3,000 bars of soap worth close on R266,000. 26 Apr 2022 Read more

Earth Hour sheds light on CLHG's sustainability journey
When you take part in Earth Hour, you are joining likeminded people from around the world. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this initiative encourages individuals, communities, corporates and households to turn off their lights for one hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on the last Saturday of March, in support of and to raise awareness for the need to protect nature and tackle the climate crisis. 4 Apr 2022 Read more

Easter means savings at all CLHG hotels!
The Easter long weekend from Friday 15 to Monday 18 April 2022 is a mini-break everyone looks forward to. At City Lodge Hotel Group, we've put together a series of specials across all four brands to get you hopping into a plane, train or automobile to enjoy a change of scenery. 31 Mar 2022 Read more

SA occupancies up to 36% as City Lodge Hotels posts better interim results
City Lodge Hotel Group has announced its interim results for the six months to 31 December 2021 and is pleased to report the numbers are moving in the right direction after two long years of pandemic-induced losses: 1 Mar 2022 Read more

Valentine's specials across City Lodge Hotel Group
During all the lockdowns, eating in, and scraping by, keeping your special someone feeling like a king or queen may not have been a top priority. Time to remedy that with a little help from City Lodge Hotel Group. 7 Feb 2022 Read more

Name change for Town Lodge Waterfall (previously Midrand)
The two-star, 118-room Town Lodge Midrand has changed name - it is now called Town Lodge Waterfall, Midrand to make it easier for guests to immediately identify its location. Just five minutes away from its two sister properties - four-star, 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City and three-star, 149-room City Lodge Hotel Waterfall City - this trio of hotels gives guests three distinct brands and price points to choose from, while still offering the City Lodge Hotel Group promise of service excellence. 3 Feb 2022 Read more

CLHG staff appointments
City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has announced several staff appointments: 1 Feb 2022 Read more

All CLHG hotels are now open!
Nearly two years after the start of the pandemic, when all 63 City Lodge Hotel Group properties were forced to temporarily suspend their services, the group is delighted to announce that from 7 February 2022, all South African-based hotels will be open and most others elsewhere in Africa. 31 Jan 2022 Read more

You can now Eat-in at Town Lodges and Road Lodges!
City Lodge Hotel Group is pleased to announce the rollout of its Eat-in restaurants at all Town Lodges and Road Lodges, serving lunch and dinner daily. Five hotels piloted the Eat-in concept last year, with six more hotels set to offer lunch and dinner by the end of January 2022. The rest of the properties will follow suit in the months to come, with all Town Lodges (barring Town Lodge Upper Hill in Nairobi, Kenya which is still temporarily closed) and Road Lodges featuring Eat-in restaurants by June 2022. 27 Jan 2022 Read more

City Lodge Hotels solves dining dilemma this festive season
"Dear City Lodge Hotels, I have been working from home for almost two years now, thanks to the various levels of lockdown, while trying to home-school the kids when schools are closed, keep the house clean and feed the family. I used to love my kitchen, but now I'm sick and tired of cooking and this festive season I'd like the day off. Please help!" 13 Dec 2021 Read more

Chefs, hoteliers and kids - the dream team!
What happens when you combine the ethos behind the World Association of Chefs' Societies' (Worldchefs) annual International Chefs Day with compassionate hoteliers and lively children? Fun, food and education! 30 Nov 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotel Group's Integrated Report for 2021 out now
City Lodge Hotel Group has published its Integrated Report (IR) for 2021, providing an in-depth look at the hotel's activities during the past financial year from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, and its forecasts and plans for the year to come. 5 Nov 2021 Read more

Five weeks of Woza Friday accommodation savings coming up!
Instead of joining the mad rush asking people to book on that one last Friday in November, City Lodge Hotel Group has come up with a better deal that runs for five Fridays in a row. From 29 October to 26 November 2021, accommodation booked on any Woza Friday for stays any day up to and including 30 April 2022 qualify for big savings. 27 Oct 2021 Read more

Road Lodge general manager named STH Rising Star 2021!
Road Lodge Potchefstroom general manager, Brandon Adams, received the Rising Star Award from the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) at the University of Johannesburg on 22 September 2021. That same evening, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, was welcomed into the STH Golden Circle Alumnus. 8 Oct 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotels makes summer special with big savings
City Lodge Hotel Group is heading into Level 2, warmer weather and year-end festivities with gusto with the launch of its annual Summer Special campaign. Bookings made from mid-September 2021 to the end of the year for stays from 16 December 2021 to 9 January 2022 will qualify for up to 30% discount off the prevailing best available rate (BAR) at Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels and Town Lodges and 10% off at Road Lodges. 28 Sep 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotels rides out Covid-19 storm through innovation
Provisional results for year ended 30 June 2021 14 Sep 2021 Read more

Score the travel trifecta in September - Heritage Month, Tourism Month and spring!
Warmer weather, longer days and budding foliage mean it must be September. With spring in the air just in time for shared Heritage Month and Tourism Month in South Africa, City Lodge Hotel Group has various accommodation and meal deals to lift the spirits. 6 Sep 2021 Read more

How to... have a fabulous career in hospitality!
As it's Women's Month, we thought we would share a round-up of reasons why some of the women working at City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) have found their niche in hospitality. For starters, take a look at how the group fares when it comes to women in the workplace in South Africa (similar statistics apply for other territories in which the group operates): 24 Aug 2021 Read more

Shout-out to all Whoa!men this August
August is all about celebrating the special women in our lives - the women who make us go "Whoa!" Businesswomen making it work during a pandemic, stay-at-home moms who deserve a medal, the caregivers and the go-getters. 10 Aug 2021 Read more

Anneke Pienaar named City Lodge Hotel Maputo GM
City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has appointed Anneke Pienaar as the general manager of City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique. She was most recently general manager of City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. 29 Jul 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotels celebrates guest rave reviews!
City Lodge Hotel Group is celebrating the win of a slew of Agoda Customer Review Awards just in for the following hotels... 26 Jul 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotels adjusts to lockdown level 4
The hospitality industry has once again had to make major adjustments to operating procedures, following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that South Africa has returned to adjusted Alert Level 4 from Monday, 28 June 2021. There are several key ways in which the new regulations impact City Lodge Hotel Group's operations, all of them already familiar to the group, and staff are able to swiftly make the necessary adjustments. 5 Jul 2021 Read more

2 Joburg hotels reopen and rebrand with great rates!
City Lodge Hotel Group is pleased to announce the imminent reopening of two more of its properties, which have been rebranded while they were closed. City Lodge Hotel Eastgate (previously Courtyard Hotel Eastgate) and Road Lodge Sandton (previously Town Lodge Sandton, Grayston Drive) are set to reopen on 21 June 2021. This will bring to 57 the number of hotels in the Group now up and running again, with only six due to reopen as demand dictates. 17 Jun 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotels gives Emthonjeni Community Centre a helping hand
The Sandton and East Rand hotels in the City Lodge Hotel Group have once again handed over a massive haul of used but still functional linen, duvets, pillows, towelling, crockery and kitchen items plus new bottles of body lotion, to the value of nearly R228,000, to Emthonjeni Community Centre in Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday, 25 May 2021. The last consignment was in September 2019 prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. 9 Jun 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotel Hatfield reopens with great rates!
Just short of 14 months since the country went into lockdown, the 184-room City Lodge Hotel Hatfield in Pretoria has flung open its doors and the team is welcoming guests back to the hotel once again. 1 Jun 2021 Read more

Rad Dad's night out
Whether yours is a "Rad Dad" or regular Joe, Jabu or Johnnie, City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has put together a range of deals and meals throughout the month of June to spoil the father figures in your life. 28 May 2021 Read more

Woza Friday warms you up this winter
Need to save big on your accommodation costs? Take advantage of City Lodge Hotel Group's monthly Woza Friday promotions running on the last Friday of the month every month throughout 2021, for savings on stays anytime of the year. 27 May 2021 Read more

Score more hotel savings this Woza Friday
It's Woza Friday again this Friday, 30 April, which means substantial savings when you book any of City Lodge Hotel Group's 63 properties for any dates this year. 28 Apr 2021 Read more

10 things to do at City Lodge Hotels this Mother's Day
We've rounded up ten of the best things to do with your mother or mothers-in-law, grannies, aunties, mentors, "fur moms" - at any City Lodge Hotel Group property. We look forward to hosting you in our safe Covid-19 sanitised and socially distanced yet warm and welcoming hotels! 23 Apr 2021 Read more

Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!
The four-star 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand opened on 1 March 2021, headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig. The hotel is located across the road from the iconic Mall of Africa and close to the Sandton and Midrand CBDs, Gautrain Midrand Station, major highways, Gallagher Convention Centre, Kyalami International Convention Centre and Netcare Waterfall City Hospital. It is also close to sister property, the 149-room City Lodge Hotel Waterfall City. 20 Apr 2021 Read more

Staff appointment
City Lodge Hotel Group is delighted to announce the appointment of one of South Africa's top chefs, Trevor Boyd, to the newly created position of general manager: food and beverage, effective 1 April 2021. 6 Apr 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotels saves 293kWh of energy during Earth Hour 2021
City Lodge Hotel Group once again committed to turning off non-essential lights during Earth Hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, 27 March 2021. The group saved 293kWh or 15% of the energy usually consumed during this time on a regular Saturday evening. 1 Apr 2021 Read more

Celebrate Earth Hour 2021 with City Lodge Hotels
Eco-warriors around the world are poised to mark Earth Hour 2021 by turning off non-essential lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, 27 March 2021. City Lodge Hotel Group is inviting you to join us at your local Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge or Road Lodge to do the same. 25 Mar 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotels launches magnesium-enriched Hydration Stations
Staying hydrated is a fundamental part of staying healthy, and City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has made it easier and safer for guests to do so. While South Africa does have good quality drinking water, there is nothing as convenient as a bottle of filtered water for guests on-the-go. 23 Mar 2021 Read more

Jump at our Easter holidays promotion and save!
The Easter holidays are around the corner and City Lodge Hotel Group has a great deal just in time to help maximise your travel budget. 12 Mar 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotel Group announces interim results reflective of pandemic
  • Revenue: R215,6m; 2019: R809,3m (-73%)
  • Group occupancies - all hotels: 17% (-37%); 2019: 54%
  • Group occupancies - open hotels: 27%
  • Flagship Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City opens 1 March 2021
  • Courtyard Hotel Rosebank refurbishes
  • Technology further streamlines contactless operations
 11 Mar 2021 Read more

Refreshed and revitalised Courtyard Hotel Rosebank reopens
Courtyard Hotel Rosebank has refurbished its bedrooms and reopened at the beginning of the year to accommodate its first group of guests since its temporary suspension of services at the start of lockdown. With fresh furniture, furnishings and air-conditioning units, the hotel is keen to welcome back guests. 19 Feb 2021 Read more

12 gifts for you in 2021
City Lodge Hotel Group has twelve special days lined up for 2021 that save guests money and make travelling budgets go further. The WOZA Friday deal offers guests special rates on their stay all year round and across all hotel brands when accommodation is booked on the last Friday of the month. The first WOZA Friday for 2021 is this Friday, 29 January. 1 Feb 2021 Read more

CLHG staff movements
Following the announcement last year of Brendan Luttig being appointed as opening general manager of the new Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City and Elzabe de Jager taking over his previous position as general manager of City Lodge Hotel Fourways, from her position as general manager of the Courtyard Hotel Sandton, the ripple effect staff movement within management, effective 1 February 2021, is as follows:Following the announcement last year of Brendan Luttig being appointed as opening general manager of the new Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City and Elzabe de Jager taking over his previous position as general manager of City Lodge Hotel Fourways, from her position as general manager of the Courtyard Hotel Sandton, the ripple effect staff movement within management, effective 1 February 2021, is as follows: 29 Jan 2021 Read more

City Lodge Hotel Group invites you to be our Valentine!
City Lodge Hotel Group has taken the guesswork out of planning a romantic evening with your special someone this Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day packages have been put together at participating Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels and Town Lodges that include a night and a luxury dinner for two at selected Courtyard Hotels and City Lodge Hotels and a night for two plus a gourmet picnic box to share at selected Town Lodges around the country. 27 Jan 2021 Read more

New Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is green and keen to welcome guests!
The new Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is set to open in a few weeks, adding 164 rooms and four suites plus conference and event space for up to 120 people and two restaurants to the growing Waterfall City hub in Midrand. The hotel is headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig, who was previously general manager of the thriving City Lodge Hotel Fourways, and the kitchens led by new executive chef Keegan Maistry, who has extensive experience in luxury hotels in South Africa and the US. This is the 63rd hotel in the City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) and 56th in South Africa. 21 Jan 2021 Read more

Woza Friday is our gift to you!
City Lodge Hotel Group has declared the last Friday of the month Woza Friday with a special price promotion available online only via www.clhg.com. 18 Dec 2020 Read more

Time to take that looong weekend!
With the end of the year upon us, it's time to take that much-needed holiday. To make it more affordable for guests to shake off cabin fever, City Lodge Hotel Group's summer campaign transforms the WKND Special rates into the Looong WKND Special rates available on weekdays too. 15 Dec 2020 Read more

Festive brunch or breakfast now at City Lodge Hotel Group
City Lodge Hotel Group has started a new festive season tradition - the celebratory brunch or breakfast! In house guests as well as day visitors and their families will be able to book a festive brunch or breakfast at any of the group's hotels on 24, 25 and 26 December 2020 as well as 1 January 2021. Just sit back, relax and enjoy a festive meal prepared for you in the comfort of one of our hotels - all of your foodie wishes, none of the dirty dishes! 10 Dec 2020 Read more

City Lodge Hotel Group director retires: Patrick Tate looks back on a life in hospitality
There is a solution to every problem, says Patrick Tate, retiring divisional director of operations at City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG). This approach, coupled with a lifetime of experience, steady and grounded disposition, and an abundance of patience has made Tate excel as a hotelier. 30 Nov 2020 Read more

CLHG: Staff appointments
City Lodge Hotel Group has announced several changes to its operations department, starting with the retirement of Patrick Tate, divisional director of operations after 32 years of loyal service, effective 30 November 2020. He has been with the group since 1 August 1988 when it only had three hotels, joining to manage City Lodge Cape Town (now City Lodge Hotel Pinelands) on the group's third birthday. Patrick managed several hotels for City Lodge Hotel Group before his promotion to divisional director of operations at central office in 2001. (Please see separate media release on Patrick for his full biography.) 27 Nov 2020 Read more

New summer refreshments at City Lodge Hotel Group
At City Lodge Hotel Group, guests are encouraged to come for the comfortable rooms and service excellence, and stay for the delicious food and beverage offerings. As summer heats the pool ready for those first swims, the group has revamped the bar and snacks menus at its hotels, giving guests more reasons to relax in the spacious public areas outside and indoors, or in their rooms. 24 Nov 2020 Read more

City Lodge Hotels says Woza Friday!
This November, every Friday is Woza Friday at City Lodge Hotel Group. We know what it's like waiting for Friday to come, and what better way to celebrate than a special price promotion only bookable on Fridays. Instead of joining the mad rush asking people to book on that one last Friday in November, we have come up with a better deal for our customers, bookable only online. 20 Nov 2020 Read more

New Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City on track for early-2021 opening
Construction of the new concept Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is nearing completion, and the hotel is set to open in the first quarter of 2021. A hard hat tour of the building by management in October 2020 revealed an elegant, upmarket hotel taking shape. Behind the hoarding and scaffolding is a 164-room hotel, the result of a land and building lease agreement with JSE-listed property company Attacq. 10 Nov 2020 Read more

Online check-in launched at City Lodge Hotel Group
As the hospitality industry opens up and more people travel, technology is playing an important role in helping keep everyone safe. City Lodge Hotel Group now offers guests contactless online check-in at its hotels, accessed via its website, www.clhg.com, and on its mobile app too. In a similar manner to the online check-in for flights, guests can check themselves into their hotel and avoid having to touch too many shared items at the reception desk, keeping both guests and staff safe. 22 Oct 2020 Read more

CLHG still pays 10% commission to agents, TMCs
City Lodge Hotel Group continues to pay 10% commission to IATA-registered travel agents and travel management companies on bookings for all of the group's hotels, including Fairview Hotel in Kenya, Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels, Town Lodges and Road Lodges. Paying commission has long been a part of the group's business culture and helps foster good relationships with travel professionals. 9 Oct 2020 Read more

Great rates at CLHG this summer
As more travellers start to emerge from their homes to shake off cabin fever, City Lodge Hotel Group has launched its Summer Campaign to help finances go further this festive season. After the success of its Weekend Special rates launched in August 2020, the group is now extending this rate to include all weekdays too. From 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021, the following special rates apply per room per night (single or double occupancy): from R749 at Town Lodges, from R799 at City Lodge Hotels and from R999 at Courtyard Hotels. (Offer does not include Road Lodges.) 6 Oct 2020 Read more

4 awards for City Lodge Hotels!
Guests have voted four hotels in the City Lodge Hotel Group as their favourites on Tripadvisor. Fairview Hotel and City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth and City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood in Pretoria have won Tripadvisor 2020 Traveler's Choice Awards. 15 Sep 2020 Read more

City Lodge Hotel Group's financial results for the year ended 30 June 2020
  • Revenue: R1,16bn (-25%)
  • Average group occupancies: 38% (-17%)
  • Fully subscribed rights offer successfully raised R1,2bn
  • Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City due to open March/April 2021 4 Sep 2020 Read more

  • Less spendy, more weekendy! CLHG Level 2 leisure travel update
    Good news comes in threes: South Africa has moved to Level 2 of the lockdown, inter-provincial business and leisure travel is allowed and City Lodge Hotel Group has launched its Weekend Special rates. 24 Aug 2020 Read more

    Eat In for the win at City Lodge Hotel Group
    City Lodge Hotel Group is expanding its in house food and beverage offering, under the Eat In banner, starting with a pizza menu. After a successful trial of the new pizza selection at Town Lodge Umhlanga and Road Lodge Durban, the concept is now being rolled out to Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels, Town Lodges and Road Lodges across South Africa. 18 Aug 2020 Read more

    #YourPrivateOffice is in our hotels
    The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many people working from home. Cue children/partner/pets crashing the Zoom meeting for the umpteenth time, or living their best yet noisy lives within earshot. City Lodge Hotel Group has launched a solution utilising the spacious work desks present in every Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge and Road Lodge. 13 Aug 2020 Read more

    From zero to accidental hero
    The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has been working hard behind the scenes to strip out single-use plastic from guest bedrooms. In a bold move, the group, together with its South African supplier The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC), is launching an all-new range of bathroom amenities, including a Zero Bar. These will be available across all five hotel brands - Fairview Hotel (Kenya), Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge and Road Lodge - in what is a first for a South African hotel group, and among the first in the world. 31 Jul 2020 Read more

    City Lodge Hotels is open for business
    City Lodge Hotel Group is starting to open up its hotels in a phased response to business traveller demand as South Africa moves to Level 3 alert of the lockdown from 1 June 2020. The group has been busy during Levels 5 and 4 preparing its properties to open in a Covid-19 world. Some properties have offered quarantine accommodation while others have accommodated essential services, now extended to include business travellers. 3 Jun 2020 Read more

    Cuisine in the time of Covid-19 at City Lodge Hotels
    Running a food and beverage service at a quarantine or essential services hotel during the lockdown is a balancing act. The strict protocols of social distancing need to be observed while serving tasty, nutritious meals three times a day to guests, who have to stay in their rooms as public areas like the restaurant are closed. The City Lodge Hotel Group caters for its quarantine and essential services guests either produced by its own food and beverage teams or produced and delivered by professional catering company. 25 May 2020 Read more

    CLHG unpacks its enhanced hygiene and housekeeping protocols
    Operating a hotel during the time of Covid-19 brings about its own challenges, chief among those is the safety of staff and guests. Cleanliness, hygiene and sanitisation have taken on a new role, which is equally important now during the lockdown as it will be afterwards. In fact, "business as usual" just got an overhaul. 12 May 2020 Read more

    CLHG adapts and delivers service excellence during lockdown
    Since the lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa took effect at midnight on 26 March 2020, all businesses relating to non-essential services have been closed. This temporary suspension of services has affected most of City Lodge Hotel Group's 56 properties around South Africa (it also has six hotels in Southern and East Africa). Five hotels have remained open to accommodate inbound and outbound travellers in quarantine, as well as essential workers. The group remains well positioned to reopen any of its hotels on very short notice. 30 Apr 2020 Read more

    Impact of Covid-19 on City Lodge Hotel Group's operations
    The City Lodge Hotel Group published the following statement on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange News Service (SENS)... 26 Mar 2020 Read more

    It's time to Explore More!
    City Lodge Hotel Group has launched Explore More, a month-long promotion valid from 18 March to 3 May 2020 (inclusive), in which guests can save up to 40% on their stay. Make the most of the upcoming run of long weekends and family getaway opportunities by staying at any Courtyard Hotel from R999, City Lodge Hotel from R799 and Town Lodge from R749. This includes hotels in South Africa as well as the group's properties in Windhoek, Namibia; Botswana, Namibia; Maputo, Mozambique; Nairobi, Kenya; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 12 Mar 2020 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group launches coronavirus protocol
    As a 'people-caring-for-people' organisation, City Lodge Hotel Group has launched a coronavirus disease 19 (Covid-19) protocol across its 62 hotels, educating staff and guests and introducing measures to ensure all stay safe in the face of this global health emergency. 9 Mar 2020 Read more

    City Lodge Hotels to list on A2X
    City Lodge Hotels Limited (share code: CLH) has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets on Wednesday, 11 March 2020. 4 Mar 2020 Read more

    CLHG announces interim results for six months to 31 December 2019
    • Average group occupancies 54%
    • Targeted southern and East African expansion substantially complete
    • Portfolio of hotels in excellent shape to benefit from economic growth
     20 Feb 2020 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Maputo now open!
    The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has opened its 62nd hotel, the City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique, under the leadership of general manager Gustavo Cardoso. The hotel is ideally located on Rua Para o Palmar, near Avenida Julius Nyerere, and within easy reach of the Costa do Sol beach, city centre, a private hospital, university and various other business, entertainment, shopping and cultural attractions. It is the closest hotel to the Maputo International Airport, at some 6.5km or 12-minute drive away. 10 Feb 2020 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group staff movements
    City Lodge Hotel Group is pleased to announce new appointments and promotions: 31 Jan 2020 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025
    A City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) breakfast is the highlight of the day for many guests, with an estimated 1.4 million eggs consumed per year. It will soon have a feel-good as well as a taste-good component as the group announces its commitment to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs throughout its operations by 2025. 31 Jan 2020 Read more

    New CLHG app makes stays a snap
    The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has launched a direct booking application or app for mobile phones, available to download for free from iOS for Apple and Google Play for Android. 3 Dec 2019 Read more

    Courtyard Hotel Sandton sports new look lounge
    Step into the refreshed and tranquil space that is the revamped Club Lounge, bar and patio at the Courtyard Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg. This commercial area is now bookable and features a new look and feel reflected in stylish chairs and rugs, contemporary lighting and artwork, and the latest fittings and fixtures. Various seating arrangements make this the ideal spot for guests and day visitors to hold meetings, host exclusive events, celebrate special occasions, or simply enjoy a meal from the new a la carte menu. The recently launched a la carte offering for lunch and dinner is now available at all five Courtyard Hotels in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. 26 Nov 2019 Read more

    Courtyard Hotel launches a la carte menu
    The five Courtyard Hotels in Rosebank, Sandton and Eastgate in Johannesburg, Arcadia in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, have added an a la carte menu to their offering. The Club Lounge, which used to serve a range of upmarket canapes and drinks in the evening from 5pm to 9pm, now offers a curated menu of dishes that cater for a range of tastes and dietary requirements. 25 Nov 2019 Read more

    Beloved founder of City Lodge Hotel Group dies
    It is with enormous sadness that the City Lodge Hotel Group announces that Hans Rudolf Enderle, founder and past chairperson, has died on 9 November 2019 at the age of 77. He passed away peacefully after complications of surgery. 12 Nov 2019 Read more

    Half the price, all the fun!
    The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has listened to its customers and once again launched its half-price Summer Campaign. This annual promotion sees Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels and Town Lodges offer a number of rooms at each property at a whopping 50% discount. That's half-price accommodation during peak season! Valid from 13 December 2019 to 19 January 2020, this special offer is available for online bookings via www.clhg.com, quoting the promotional code: HALFPRICE. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi official opening
    The City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted a "welcome to the neighbourhood" and official opening event on 24 October 2019. The hotel has opened in phases and while it has been trading for the past two years, City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) was delighted to host this official event showcasing all of its facilities, presided over by Dr Chris Kirubi, Kenyan businessman, entrepreneur and leading industrialist, and owner of the Two Rivers mixed-use complex. 4 Nov 2019 Read more

    Great day on the greens
    The Friends of City Lodge Hotel Group Golf Day was once again a resounding success. 8 Oct 2019 Read more

    CLHG reaches out to Zandspruit community
    Management teams from several City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) properties in Johannesburg came together this winter to collect items for the Emthonjeni Community Centre in poverty-stricken Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg. On 27 August 2019, the group donated a trailer-load of used linen and bedding and new and used scarves, gloves, beanies and clothes. Guests donated these winter woollies in the "Warm heads, hands and hearts" collection in participating hotels, dropping them off in specially marked boxes in reception. 1 Oct 2019 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, awarded four-star classification
    The City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, has been awarded four-star rating from the Tourism Regulatory Authority in Kenya. The hotel "successfully scored 100% on essential items as required by the East African Community grading procedure", confirms the report. 27 Aug 2019 Read more

    City Lodge Hotels Group - Financial results for financial year ending 30 June 2019
    • Average South African occupancies - 58%
    • Targeted East and Southern African expansion almost completed
    • Town Lodge Umhlanga opens
     21 Aug 2019 Read more

    Hoteliers roll up sleeves for children on Mandela Day
    "It always seems impossible until it's done," said Nelson Mandela. And in his honour, around 80 staff from 15 City Lodge Hotel Group properties in Johannesburg set about refurbishing the boys' dormitory and cleaning the girls' dormitory and main kitchen of the New Jerusalem Children's Home in President Park, Midrand in a single day. The home provides residential care facilities for some 95 boys and girls, ranging in age from infants to 18-year olds, and is run by 32 staff members. The centre is a place of safety for abandoned and abused, orphaned and vulnerable children and has sheltered more than 1,000 children since it was established in September 2000. 6 Aug 2019 Read more

    CLHG harnesses the sun
    The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) is undertaking a large-scale solar project for the group at 25 of its 60 hotels. This follows a successful pilot study at the 118-room Road Lodge Centurion in Pretoria, which has a 50kWp (Kilowatt peak) generation system installed on the roof. The roll-out will result in nearly 4,250 solar panels being installed at 24 hotels in South Africa and one hotel in Namibia, with a combined energy output of approximately 1.45 megawatts of power. The full installation will cost approximately R20m. The panels have an expected lifespan of 30 years. 2 Aug 2019 Read more

    Town Lodge Umhlanga opening soon
    Construction of Town Lodge Umhlanga is nearing completion and is scheduled to open in July 2019 and headed up by general manager Lizelle Henze. 21 May 2019 Read more

    CLHG appointments - April 2019
    City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) announces the appointments of Erich Oberhauser as general manager of Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, Lizelle Henze as general manager of Town Lodge Umhlanga, due to open in July 2019, and Ayanda Masemola as general manager of Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge. 2 May 2019 Read more

    Road Lodges now bookable on GDS
    Road Lodges, part of the City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG), are now bookable via global distribution systems (GDS). The 22 Road Lodges, totalling 2,059 rooms, have been listed on Galileo and Amadeus, with the Sabre listings to be completed soon. Inventory comes out of CLHG's proprietary Lodgix system into the GDS and rooms are visible on both systems. There is no change to the payment process: Road Lodges still have to be prepaid or settled by guests on arrival. 25 Mar 2019 Read more

    City Lodge Hotels Limited - Interim results for six months to 31 December 2018
    • Average group occupancies 58%
    • Return on equity 17%
    • Normalised diluted headline EPS -6%
    • New Courtyard Hotel for Waterfall City - African expansion advanced in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique
     18 Feb 2019 Read more

    City Lodge announces 'new concept' Courtyard Hotel for Waterfall City
    The City Lodge Hotel Group has announced that an exciting "new concept" hotel within its Courtyard Hotel brand will be developed in Waterfall City north of Johannesburg. 15 Feb 2019 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam opens first batch of rooms
    City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is opening its first batch of 41 rooms today (16 November 2018) on the first and second floors. The hotel will have 148 rooms in total when complete. Anneke Pienaar is general manager. 16 Nov 2018 Read more

    Top awards for CLHG directors
    Recently retired CEO Clifford Ross and new COO Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo of the City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) each received the South African Chefs Association President's Award 2018 at a gala dinner at Holiday Inn Sandton on 28 September. They were among only eight recipients of this industry award this year, bestowed at the discretion of the president of SA Chefs. The event also marked the last official duty of outgoing president Stephen Billingham and a warm industry welcome to newly elected president, James Khoza, the first black, homegrown chef to lead the association in its 44-year history. 10 Oct 2018 Read more

    City Lodge Hotels Limited - Annual results for year ended 30 June 2018
    • Average group occupancies 59% (61% in South Africa)
    • Revenue -1% to R1.5 billion
    • African expansion on track - new hotels in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Maputo to open by end of October
    • Construction underway on Town Lodge Umhlanga Ridge
    • Group will have 7,991 rooms at 63 rooms in six countries once current development programme is completed
     20 Aug 2018 Read more

    City Lodge enters art sponsorship arena
    In its first foray into art sponsorship, the City Lodge Hotel Group sponsored prizes for winners of the Irma Stern-focused RMB Turbine Art Fair which took place in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 12-15 July. 25 Jul 2018 Read more

    Two new board members for City Lodge Hotel group
    The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel group has appointed two new executive directors to its board with effect from 1 July 2018... 5 Jun 2018 Read more

    Andrew Widegger takes over from Clifford Ross at the helm of the City Lodge Hotel Group
    After more than 30 years at the City Lodge Hotel Group, the last 15 years as Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Ross is stepping down from his role at the end of June due to ill health. 23 May 2018 Read more

    Continual refurbishment an essential ingredient in City Lodge Hotel Group's ongoing success story
    Continual refurbishing and upgrading of its hotels is a critical part of the City Lodge Hotel Group's operational strategy that has seen it become one of Africa's top selected services hotel chains. 9 May 2018 Read more

    City Lodge Hotels Limited - Interim results for six months to 31 December 2017
    • Average occupancies 63%
    • Return on equity 20%
    • Normalised diluted headline EPS -12%
    • African expansion makes progress in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique
     15 Feb 2018 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel opens at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi
    City Lodge Hotel Group's third hotel in Nairobi and 59th hotel in Southern and East Africa 17 Jan 2018 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group donates R441,000 to worthy causes on behalf of guests
    Donations benefit fight against cancer, palliative care, environment and food production 21 Nov 2017 Read more

    Town Lodge Windhoek opens its doors to guests
    Becomes 58th hotel in the City Lodge Hotel Group 9 Oct 2017 Read more

    City Lodge African expansion makes strong progress
    Four new African hotels opening from 3Q 2017 to 2Q 2018

    Additional capacity planned in South Africa
     18 Aug 2017 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group makes further enhancements to food and beverage options
    Enhancements introduced across Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge and Road Lodge brands 1 Jun 2017 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Maputo gets underway
    • 148-room City Lodge Hotel Maputo will add to City Lodge Hotel Group's African expansion progress in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia
    • Group will have seven hotels outside of South Africa by mid-2018
     20 Feb 2017 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group launches CLHG Rewards programme
    CLHG Rewards enables online bookers to earn points towards B&B or room only 19 Jan 2017 Read more

    City Lodge ranked 46th in Sunday Times Top 100 Companies ranking for 2016
    Shareholders have enjoyed compound annual growth of 23.93% over a five-year period 25 Nov 2016 Read more

    City Lodge wins Lilizela Tourism Awards and acknowledges its Hotelier of the Year
    The City Lodge Hotel Group won the national one star and two star categories for service excellence in hotel accommodation at the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards held in Sandton on 16 October. 21 Oct 2016 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group donates R430,000 on behalf of its guests to three worthy causes
    CANSA gets R199,600, HPCA gets R140,000 and Food & Trees gets R91,000 19 Sep 2016 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam making good progress
    147-room hotel on track to open towards the end of 2017 7 Sep 2016 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group starts development of its 60th hotel - Town Lodge Windhoek
    The City Lodge Hotel Group grew its revenue by 14.6% to R1.5bn in the financial year to 30 June, 2016 and is on track to open three new African hotels in mid-to-late 2017. 12 Aug 2016 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group earns 14 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence
    Fourteen hotels within the JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group have received 2016 Certificate of Excellence awards from TripAdvisor, the global online travel website. 23 Jun 2016 Read more

    A new hotel on the Newtown block
    The official opening of City Lodge Hotel Newtown 21 Jun 2016 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group updates African expansion progress on Africa Day
    Work has begun on the 147-room City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Construction is also progressing well at the 169-room City Lodge Hotel Two Rivers in Nairobi. The development of Town Lodge Windhoek is to begin in June. 26 May 2016 Read more

    City Lodge Hotel Group strengthens ties with Joberg2C mountain bike event
    The City Lodge Hotel Group is this year more closely involved than ever with the gruelling Joberg2C mountain bike event which will see a group of incredibly brave riders make their way from Gauteng all the way down to the KZN South Coast between 22 and 30 April. 12 Apr 2016 Read more

    Work underway on 169-room City Lodge Hotel Two Rivers, Nairobi
    City Lodge Hotel Two Rivers will be the 58th hotel in the City Lodge Hotel Group and is expected to open in second quarter of 2017; other African expansion plans also progressing in Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Namibia 23 Feb 2016 Read more

    City Lodge Hotels issues strong results for the six months to 31 December 2015
    JSE-listed City Lodge Hotels Limited has issued a strong set of results for the six months to 31 December 2015, with revenue up by 17.3% to R753.4 million and headline earnings rising 17.5% to R194.1 million. South African hotel occupancies rose to 69% from 68% with improvements across the group's Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge and Road Lodge brands. Work has begun on the 169-room City Lodge Hotel Two Rivers in Nairobi, scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2017. 19 Feb 2016 Read more