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Rhulani wins three trophies at the "Haute Grandeur Global Awards"

  • November 07, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge

Top hotels, spas and restaurants shined on the world stage at Haute Grandeur Global Award hosted at St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, 19 October. Among the winners was Rhulani Safati Lodge; Our manager's couple Riaan and Carla received 3 awards.

Carla and Riaan on stage with our trophy

Carla, "Best Genertal Manager in South Africa" in the interview

Rhulani Safari Lodge is winner in 3 categories

Carla Baasden and Riaan Taljaard traveled from South Africa to Malaysia in order to personally receive the honorable awards. “The trip was an unforgettable, amazing experience in every way”, says Carla after her return.

Haute Grandeur Global Awards raise standards of excellence in hospitality globally, inspiring establishments to outperform past achievements Only the most exceptional hotels make the cut, awarded for outstanding achievement and greatest contribution to the industry. The Haute Grandeur Global Awards™ ceremony is revered as one of the the most prestigious events on the luxury hospitality calendar. 

More than 300 honored guests from around of the world gathered for the most magnificent celebration of the year; a night of opulence and acclamation. Carla and Riaan took a seat at a table in the festive hall, with a small number of other prizewinners from South Africa.

For Rhulani and especially for Carla, the long journey was well worth it, as we were honored with three awards:

  • Best General Manager - Carla Baasden
  • Best Bush Lodge - South Africa
  • Best Game Lodge - South Africa

"We've received a number of honors in recent years for our good performances. But three trophies in one evening, and having the best General Manager at Rhulani ... this has never happened before and it makes us incredibly proud”, says Rhulani’s owner Rolf Steiner.

We would like to sincerely thank the Rhulani employees for their great team effort, and we congratulate the whole team, and especially Carla, for the sensational awards.

A view of the venue place at thr St. Regis Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia