What we do

The City Lodge Hotel Group is a multi-brand chain offering a variety of locations, features and budget choices to business and leisure travellers.

Commitment to service excellence from highly motivated and dedicated staff is a common thread throughout the group’s hotels, which have developed a loyal base of regular guests over the years and an ever-growing number of new guests.


We place emphasis on providing quality accommodation, friendly service and a homely ambience – core reasons why guests choose our hotels.

The group has five distinct brands, currently offering 6 834 rooms, at 55 locations throughout southern and eastern Africa.

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HOW WE PERFORMED

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    Revenue
    from 2014: R1 062,7 m

    R1 303,1 m

     

    Normalised cash generated by operations
    from 2014: R440,9 m

    R530,0 m



     

    Capital investment
    from 2014: R91,1 m

    R209,4 m

     

    Normalised net asset value per share
    from 2014: 2 865 c

    3 322 c

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    Normalised EBITDA
    from 2014: R438,2 m

    R547,1 m

     

    Normalised headline earnings
    from 2014: R281,6 m

    R332,1 m



     

    Normalised
    operating profit

    from 2014: R359,8 m

    R460,7 m

     

    Diluted normalised headline earnings per share
    from 2014: 643,1 c

    759,9 c

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    Dividends per share
    from 2014: 391,0 c

    460,0 c

     

    Customer satisfaction rating
    from 2014: 85%

    85%

     

    South African occupancy percentage
    from 2014: 63%

    67%

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    Carbon footprint
    from 2014: 33 044 t

    29 600 t

     

    BEE rating in terms of
    tourism scorecard

    from 2014: level 3

    level 3

     

    Total number of jobs created
    from 2014: 1 825

    1 866

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WHERE WE COME FROM AND OUR ACCOLADES

  • 1985
    • 1985
    • City Lodge Randburg (now Bryanston), the first select services hotel in South Africa, opens its doors to the public.
  • 1990
    • 1990
    • Town Lodge, a new brand and differentiated two-star offering is added to the portfolio.
  • 1992
    • 1992
    • City Lodge Hotels Limited successfully listed on the JSE.
  • 1995
    • 1995
    • City Lodge 10th Anniversary Employees Share Trust was launched which enabled employees to become shareholders. Road Lodge, a one-star brand and Courtyard, a four-star brand offering, are added to the portfolio.
  • 2008
    • 2008
    • Successful introduction of BEE shareholders through a structured deal.
  • 2010
    • 2010
    • The group adds its 50th hotel to its ever-growing portfolio.
  • 2012
    • 2012
    • Acquisition of 50% interest in Fairview Hotel Limited, Kenya.
  • 2013
    • 2013
    • Town Lodge Gaborone opens, being our first hotel to be developed outside South Africa.
  • 2014
    • 2014
    • Acquisition of remaining 50% interest in Fairview Hotel Limited, Kenya. Rejuvenation of hotel brands.
  • 2015
    • 2015
    • Our 30th Anniversary. Acquisition of remaining 50% interest in Courtyard Hotels.
  • Accolades

 

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OUR BRAND OVERVIEW

      1. Our rooms
      2. Spacious rooms with various-sized beds.
        Television with satellite TV.
        Bathroom with bath and/or separate showers.
        Tea and coffee-making facilities.
        Electronic safe large enough to accommodate a laptop.
        Desk with lighting and plugs for easy connectivity.

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      1. Our services
      2. Gym.
        Boardrooms and conference facilities.
        Convenient location.
        Full English and continental breakfast daily.
        24-hour reception and check-in.
        Sundowner bar.

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      1. Our current locations
      2. Nairobi, Kenya.

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      1. Our rooms
      2. Studio, one or two-bedroom luxury rooms.
        Well-appointed bathroom(s).
        Fully equipped kitchenette.
        Personal electronic safe in each room (big enough for laptops).
        International direct-dial telephone.
        Television with M-Net and selected DStv channels.

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      1. Our services
      2. Intimate lounge area.
        Courtesy bar (17:00 to 19:00).
        24-hour enhanced security.
        Free, secure parking just metres from your door.
        An elegant boardroom for guest use.
        Personal use of guest office and internet.
        Sparkling pool in landscaped garden setting.

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      1. Our current locations
      2. Johannesburg (Eastgate, Rosebank, Sandton).
        Port Elizabeth.
        Pretoria (Arcadia).

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      1. Our rooms
      2. Spacious air-conditioned room with queen-sized bed or twin beds.
        Television with M-Net and selected DStv channels.
        Bathroom with bath and separate shower or maxi-shower.
        Tea and coffee-making facilities.

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      1. Our services
      2. Internet area.
        Mini gym.
        Boardroom.
        Convenient locations, close to major routes.
        Full English and continental breakfast daily.

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      1. Our current locations
      2. Bloemfontein.
        Cape Town (GrandWest, Pinelands, V&A Waterfront).
        Durban (Central, Umhlanga Ridge).
        Johannesburg (Airport – Barbara Road, Bryanston, Fourways, OR Tambo Airport, Sandton – Katherine Street, Sandton – Morningside, Waterfall City).

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      1. Our rooms
      2. Fully carpeted, spacious air-conditioned room with double or twin beds.
        Television with M-Net and selected DStv channels.
        Interleading family rooms available.
        En-suite bathroom with maxi-shower.
        Tea and coffee-making facilities.
        Desk with lighting and plugs for easy connectivity.

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      1. Our services
      2. Convenient locations, close to major routes.
        Free, easy and secure parking.
        24-hour reception and check-in.
        Full English and continental breakfast daily.
        Sundowner bar.
        24-hour vending machine for snacks and beverages.

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      1. Our current locations
      2. Bellville.
        George.
        Johannesburg (Johannesburg Airport, Midrand, Roodepoort, Sandton – Grayston Drive).
        Mbombela (Nelspruit).
        Polokwane.
        Port Elizabeth.

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      1. Our rooms
      2. Fully carpeted and air-conditioned.
        Television with M-Net and selected DStv channels.
        Working desk.
        En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin.
        Rooms with double or twin beds, with single sleeper chair available in selected rooms.

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      1. Our services
      2. A light breakfast is available daily.
        24-hour vending machines stocked with snacks and beverages.
        Free, ample and secure parking.
        24-hour reception service and check-in.
        Wireless internet access.

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      1. Our current locations
      2. Bloemfontein Airport.
        Cape Town (N1 City, Cape Town International Airport).
        Centurion.
        Durban (Central, Umhlanga Ridge).
        East London.
        Johannesburg.

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CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S REVIEW

Bulelani Ngcuka
Chairman
Clifford Ross
Chief executive

 

it is both timely and fitting to reflect on the evolution of the City Lodge Hotel brand.

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