Guvon Hotels welcomes back familiar faces at Askari Lodge & Spa


Guvon Hotels & Spas announced the appointed of Dave & Karen Atherstone as the new Management Couple at Askari Lodge & Spa. The Atherstones have a wealth of experience working with some of the country’s best hospitality providers.

Dave & Karen Atherstone

Prior to taking this position Dave held the role of General Manager at Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris. The experience gained there will be invaluable to the team at Askari Lodge and Dave is well placed to combine fresh ideas with the unique philosophy of Guvon Hotels & Spas to create outstanding guest experiences that will not be forgotten. Karen’s background has predominantly been within the marketing side of the hotel industry and has enabled her to gain a thorough knowledge of all areas of operations.

Leon Bosch, operations director for Guvon Hotels & Spas, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Dave & Karen back to the Guvon Group and the key to their success is their passion for the hospitality industry, there strong character, and their love for operations. We wish them every success with their appointment. We are confident that with their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, Dave & Karen will ensure Askari Lodge remains at the forefront of our clients’ minds, offering them a memorable service that is second to none.”

On what they hope to bring to Askari Lodge & Spa, the Atherstone’s said: “We believe that with our combined experience and the existing Askari Lodge Team, we will take the lodge to new heights. Guests arriving must feel like they are staying in a home away from home, where all their needs are taken care of – leaving as part of the family after a once in a lifetime experience.”