BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay recently completed a soft refurb, and now the property’s reception, bar, smoking lounge, restaurant, pool deck and façade have a new look. The design is colourful and retro, with natural wood and ambient lighting.
The property is assessed for refurbishments and renovations every three years. “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,” says hotel owner Freddie Schoonhoven.
Thea van der Merwe of Divine Décor was commissioned to create the new look, and she incorporated durability and practicality for the different areas into her plan. “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.
Aside from its newly renovated spaces, BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay features 75 spacious, modern rooms, a conference centre, three meeting rooms, and lounge, as well as views of the ocean front and yacht harbour.