A New Era for the Riviera on Vaal Hotel

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

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After acquiring and managing the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club since 2003, the owners have decided to enter into a long term lease agreement with the well established group, BON Hotels. As of 3 April 2014, the Riviera on Vaal Hotel will be operated by BON Hotels.  The adjacent Riviera on Vaal Country Club and Zorgvliet Spa will remain under the owner’s management.  Zorgvliet Spa recently moved its location, now situated at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. A new Zorgvliet Spa branch at Maccauvlei on Vaal has also recently opened its doors.

“We were very fortunate that BON Hotels employed the majority of the Hotel’s current staff,” says Melanie van Schalkwyk, co-owner of the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club and owner of Zorgvliet Spa. “I am very excited about this new beginning for Riviera on Vaal Hotel, as BON Hotels will certainly add value to our property in the years to come.”  The hotel will be re-named, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal.

In the words of Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels, “We look forward to waking her up to her former glory, with a more modern look and feel and a particular focus on providing excellent service to clients, suppliers and most of all, the guests!”

86 Years of Special Experiences for Special People


Riviera on Vaal Hotel

Riviera on Vaal Hotel

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club, known for its special experiences for special people, will be celebrating its 86th birthday on the 29th of August 2013.

In celebration of this Vaal River family resort’s birthday, locals and tourists are encouraged to experience its brand promise first hand without having to empty their pockets completely. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel will be offering accommodation at only R860.00 per person per night sharing (Monday to Thursday), as well as a Friday dinner buffet of only R86.00 per person. These specials will be valid from 29 August to 30 September 2013 – subject to availability. In addition to this, the Riviera on Vaal will also be donating 86 cents of every sale made during the birthday month to their CSI initiative, Matt’s Foundation – supporting underprivileged children in the Vaal.

Plan ahead and make September a month of celebrations at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club. For more information on the Riviera on Vaal’s birthday packages and promotions, contact them on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

 

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

 

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 2310

Fax:         086 667 4469

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Riviera on Vaal celebrates the elderly with a delicious lunch


Enjoying the winter sun at Riviera on Vaal

Enjoying the winter sun at Riviera on Vaal

A society that cherishes the elderly has hope for the future because it can correct itself and learn from the wealth of knowledge that is the aged. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club has taken the time to add a sense of occasion to the lives of senior citizens in the Vaal Triangle, spoiling them with an affordable lunch and complimentary drink.

The Pensioner Lunch Special presents a great outing to the banks of the Vaal River were focus is on the mature generation while they enjoy the beauty of the Vaal River banks. The lunch is served at Matthews Terrace Café, a refreshing river restaurant that satisfies al fresco diners. For only R40.00 pensioners can choose any item on the restaurant’s menu (excluding pizza dishes) and be spoiled with a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.

Old age presents a myriad of challenges for some, take this opportunity to spoil your grandparents or elderly parents and cherish their presence in your life. Make their week that much sweeter with a day trip to one of the Vaal’s long standing family resort. Entertain pensioners in their later years, you will reap the rewards of great company in a wonderful atmosphere.

If you’re an older person yourself, take the time now to enjoy the little things you were always too busy to embark on in your younger days. Indulge in the Pensioner Lunch Special at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club valid every Wednesday.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club celebrates aging in style, present your ID to qualify for this exclusive offer.

For bookings, contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

The Riviera on Vaal appoints a new GM


General Manager at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Charl Campher, General Manager at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A new General Manager has been appointed to manage the well known family resort on the banks of the Vaal River: Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club.

Charl Campher joined the team at the Riviera on Vaal on 1 April 2013. He has been appointed as General Manager after proving his skills and expertise in the industry locally and internationally.

After studying through the Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, associated with the Hotelfachschule Belvoir Park of Zurich, Switzerland, Campher kicked off his career locally, as well as internationally. His experience in the industry comes from working at establishments like the Mount Grace in Magaliesberg and the Metropolitan Beach Hotel in Dubai. He broadened his horizons even further by taking up positions on American Cruise Lines working in North and South America,where after he returned to South Africa.With Campher being a member of the Chain des Rottiseurs and with his 19 years experience in the hotel industry, it is only natural to be excited about welcoming him back under the Riviera on Vaal’s management.

Charl Campher is a man who values family and genuine friends – two very important values at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club. As child he visited the Riviera on Vaal with his family on numerous occasions, thinking that it would be wonderful to someday have the opportunity to work in such a beautiful environment. After being married to his lovely wife, Willene, (also from the Vaal Triangle) for 7 years now, his dream has finally come true. With hobbies like cooking for friends and gardening, Riviera on Vaals guests will see that the once student has now become the master.

With the hospitality industry being one of the most challenging industries to work in, he understands the importance of constantly focusing on set goals and as he rightly says: “Honesty is always the best policy.” He describes his management style as very hands on and labels himself as a perfectionist. His strictness with regards to procedures and training will form an important part of the new management system as he believes one needs to apply self discipline to ensure that the highest quality of guest satisfaction is maintained and achieved at all times.

“Teamwork is of utmost importance,” says Campher. “The Riviera on Vaal Hotel is a unique property. Day to day running of the Hotel will be monitored to access the specific goals pertaining to the property. No compromise will be made when it comes to quality and service.” With the slogan, special experiences for special people, representing the Resort, Charl Campher says he would like the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club to be the name on everyone’s lips.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club would like to welcome Charl Campher back in his new position and look forward to his input in assisting this property to grow from strength to strength.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Riviera’s Earth Day tips for kids


Earth Day is described as the day on which we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Riviera on Vaal, being a family resort, would like to see kids grow up in an environment where every day is Earth Day.

Earth Day tips for Kids

Earth Day tips for Kids

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, situated on the banks of the Vaal River, considers environmental responsibility as one of their top priorities. The Hotel boasts various kinds of kids’ entertainment options which gives them the ideal opportunity to teach kids how to make every day Earth Day by means of appreciating and protecting their environment.

Here are a few Earth Day tips for kids from the Riviera on Vaal that you can use to create awareness for Earth Day amongst children of all ages:

  • Many websites provide colouring pages and posters for Earth Day. Create awareness by handing earth themed colouring pages to kids to colour in.
  • Create Earth Day puzzles, word search games and mazes themed accordingly.
  • Have kids draw or paint pictures with weather themes.
  • Teach kids about the water cycle and what they can do to save water in fun ways.

Earth Day has been celebrated around the world since 1970. With kids having the most important stake in keeping the planet healthy it is necessary to create awareness from a very young age. As the saying goes: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Let’s teach our kids to protect the environment for their kids and their kidskids thereafter.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club keeps children busy at Murphy’s Clubhouse, offering loads of fun, educational and stimulating activities. For bookings at this family resort on Vaal contact reservations on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

For more tips and quotes on environmental responsibility, visit the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club’s Pinterest board: Riviera Going Green.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

‘Pinterest Pinner’ wins Riviera on Vaal stay

Mrs. Karin Coetzer Swanepoel has won two nights’ bed and breakfast at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club for herself and a partner, after winning this Vaal Resort’s Pinterest Competition at the end of February.

The competition included competitors creating their own Riviera on Vaal Pinterest boards on their Pinterest accounts, pinning photos and pictures of what reminded them of their special experiences at this family resort on Vaal. Photos that were pinned included family fun, kids entertainment, the Vaal River, Matthews Restaurant menu items, the Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant and so forth. Karin’s board contained photos of her actual visits to the Resort, which made it very special. “Thanks a million! This prize is appreciated as it is so near and the Hotel, staff and food all can be complemented. Great getaway close to Jozi,” was her answer upon winning the prize.

All other participants were also given discount vouchers to dine at Matthews Restaurant and the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club is looking forward to accommodating them and thanking them for helping to increase awareness of the Resort via Pinterest.

Pinterest fanatics can find the Riviera on Vaal on this addictive and fascinating website by searching http://www.pinterest.com/rivieraonvaal/.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za