Guvon Hotels & Spas is adding a second golfing destination to its portfolio. Kosie Pansegrouw, managing director of Guvon Hotels & Spas, and Gary Geddes, general manager of Ruimsig Country Club, signed a five-year agreement with Guvon Hotels & Spas to manage and market the conference, banqueting and other food and beverage facilities at Ruimsig Country Club. This brings the total of properties in the Guvon Hotels portfolio to eight, plus the four existing spas.
Mr Pansegrouw sees great potential in Ruimsig Country Club due to its geographic location on the western side of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan area. “Ruimsig is one of the country’s fastest growing areas in terms of infrastructure and development. Furthermore, Ruimsig Country Club’s proximity to the multi-purpose, world-class Ruimsig Stadium, often used for football matches and athletics events, and the massive Cradlestone Mall, which is set to open later in the year, increases its appeal and value.”
Ruimsig Country Club is situated on one of the finest golf courses in Gauteng, and known for being one of South Africa’s most challenging championship golf courses. It offers several multi-functional venues that can host up to 350 guests, making it ideal for year-end functions, weddings, banqueting and conferences.
“It is with excitement and anticipation that we welcome the Guvon Group to Ruimsig. This new venture adds a wealth of experience in the food and beverage industry to our establishment that I am sure will be of great potential to us, and our guests. A full-time food and beverage manager and an executive chef have already been appointed to ensure that high standards are maintained at all times and I am looking forward to what is still to come,” Mr Geddes said.
“Expansion and renovation plans include the establishment of a fine dining restaurant, upgrading the halfway-house and conference facilities and adding a range of finer touches, bringing the club house back to its original glory and even surpassing it,” Mr Pansegrouw added. “Guvon Academy, the training division of Guvon Hotels, will also be actively involved in Ruimsig Country Club by giving students the ideal platform to gain invaluable work experience and to launch their hospitality careers.”