Orion Hotels & Resorts
Founded in 1991 by CEO Franz Gmeiner, the Orion Group's property assets have grown from an initial eleven-storey office tower in downtown Johannesburg to a property portfolio in excess of R600 million. This is a direct result of the expertise and experience of Orion management and staff.
The Orion group is spread over five provinces in South Africa as well as in Swaziland & Lesotho. Over the past 14 years, the Orion Group's vision has evolved from property ownership and facilities management to the formation of Orion Hotels & Resorts in June 2000. The Group's business focus is to acquire, maintain and develop facilities on a global scale. These facilities will compliment the commercial, industrial, retail, residential, catering and hotels portfolio.
The first independently owned hotel, Orion Hotel Devonshire is located in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Other hotels in the Orion portfolio include the Orion Safari Lodge in Rustenburg, Orion Mont-aux-Sources in the Northern Drakensberg, Orion Hotel Promenade in Nelspruit, Orion Piggs Peak Hotel & Casino in Swaziland, Orion Wartburg Hotel in Natal and Katse & Mohlale Lodges in Lesotho.
The Orion Hotels and Resorts division of the Orion Group, known for quality service, provides a guest experience that both meets and often exceeds expectations. Each hotel, while retaining its original name blended with the Orion brand, has a unique character. This approach ties in with the group's strategy of taking existing hotels with a proven record of accomplishment and adding a winning management philosophy, so that the hotel takes on a new lease of life.
Broadly speaking, the Orion Group consists of 5 divisions:
- Orion Real Estate Ltd
- Orion Facilities Management
- Orion Hotels & Resorts
- Orion Business Solutions
- Orion Real Estate.
- Orion Hotel Devonshire, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
- Orion Safari Lodge, Rustenburg
- Orion Mont-aux-Sources, Northern Drakensberg
- Orion Hotel Promenade, Nelspruit
- Orion Wartburg Hotel, Natal
- Katse & Mohlale Lodges, Lesotho
- Selborne Hotel Golf Estate and Spa
- Coach House Hotel & Spa.