In 2018 the Mantis Collection wrapped up a decade of winning the World Travel Award for Africa, having won every year since 2009.
This year the Mantis Collection beat these other properties nominated as Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand 2018: Elewana Collection, Hunters Hotels Group, Red Carnation Hotels, The Collection By Liz McGrath, The Last Word and The Royal Portfolio.
The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
Other products in the Mantis Group also walked away with top awards: Zambezi Queen – winner as Africa’s Leading Cruise Company and Ichingo Lodge – winner as Africa’s Leading Tented Lodge.
The annual World Travel Awards™ were held at the Durban ICC on Saturday, 6th September 2018. Adrian Gardiner, Executive Chairman of Mantis and newly appointed CEO, Philippe Baretaud attended the auspicious 25th-anniversary ceremony and accepted the four prized accolades won by the Mantis Group including the award to being Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand.
World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year, World Travel Awards™ covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to celebrate the achievements and strengths of the travel industry, within each key geographical region.
As a leading portfolio of privately owned hotels and eco-escapes; Mantis Collection has a presence on all seven continents of the world. This luxury hospitality brand is committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration and entrenched in the tourism industry through development, marketing, management, conservation and education. Mantis continues to unearth uniquely authentic lifestyle experiences in far-flung corners, vibrant cityscapes, across vast African plains, and in most places in between. Each Mantis experience is unique, yet all are linked by a collective obsession to be extraordinary. To be rare in a world that mass produces sameness. Every Mantis destination is truly an exceptional place to find yourself.