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BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay undergoes a soft refurb


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The reception, bar, smoking lounge, restaurant, pool deck and façade at BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay have a new look – a colourful retro-vibe muted by natural wood along with ambient lighting and a nature-inspired colour palette have made the interior and exterior look fresh and appealing.  

Owner of the hotel, Freddie Schoonhoven says that it is essential to keep a hotel up to standard, fresh and technologically aligned. A renovation cycle peaks at three years and then it is time to do it again, where needed. “We decided that a minor refurb was required and the work was done pre-season so as to keep inconvenience to our guests to a minimum,” he said.

Thea van der Merwe of Divine Décor, the interior decorator commissioned to carry out the work, says that after establishing the purpose for the refurb she was able to work on a plan incorporating durability and practicality for the different areas. “Cognisant of the space we were working in we wanted to embrace the colour palette of the ocean views using shades of blue, turquoise and grey along with the essence of fiery sunsets using contrasting reds and oranges,” she explained. These colour combinations have given these areas a fresh, modern look and feel.

BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay offers 75 spacious, modern rooms with spectacular views of the ocean front and yacht harbour. Facilities include a conference centre with 3 meeting rooms, a restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge and swimming pool. Guests can explore the many nearby attractions and experiences the area has to offer. 

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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