Southern Sun’s Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort Scoops Two International Awards

’s has once again proved that it is a world class establishment.   The , for the second year running, walked away with two prestigious awards at the Gala dinner, held at the Hacienda Tres Rios in Riveria Maya, Mexico.

GNEX is Perspective Magazine’s annual global networking expo which gathers the top timeshare and fractional industry professionals from around the world to network, create new strategic alliances and develop joint ventures that can benefit their businesses. The event attracted 177 timeshare and fractional industry professionals representing 91 companies who came together to share best practices, discuss new development projects and provide an open debate on topics such as the need to adapt products to meet changing consumer behaviour and the effect of regulation, re-sales and transfer companies on the vacation ownership industry. [member]

Perspective Magazine is the leading independent, multi-media information provider for the shared ownership industry. The company publishes five regional brands covering North America, Latin America, Europe & Middle East, , and Asia Pacific which are, combined, the most read independent trade publications globally for the vacation ownership industry.

The elite of the timeshare industry were announced to the GNEX 2012 attendees and Southern Sun’s Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort received the coveted Best Timeshare Resort, South Africa and Best Timeshare Unit, South Africa awards.  Winners were decided through a combination of online voting and decisions from a panel of four industry experts, each of the five components accounting for 20 percent of the overall tally.  Online voting took place in January, with over 9 000 votes received from online professionals across the globe.

“We are delighted to have received these two coveted and prestigious rewards from Perspective Magazine.  This is great recognition for our share clock directors, timeshare owners and resort management and staff”, says Deon Viljoen, Operations Director Southern Sun Lifestyle Resorts.

Situated in Plettenberg Bay, the Southern Sun Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in South Africa. Built on a rocky peninsula jutting into the warm Indian Ocean, Beacon Island’s setting remains unsurpassed.  In 2011, for its 40th birthday, Southern Sun Hotels implemented a complete refurbishment of the resort.  Apart from the concrete shell, the entire property was refreshed.

“My team and I are grateful to be recognised by the industry globally.  These awards fully endorse the refurbishment of the resort and the dedication of the team to ‘create great memories’”.  These awards prove once again that a combination of great product and committed people is the recipe to use”, concluded Jacques-Louis Moolman, General Manager at the Southern Sun Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort.

With lifestyle at its essence, the Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort continues to deliver quality, instill fun, engender a sense of family, and create great memories. All this amidst the wonders of nature.

About Southern Sun
With 42 years of experience, Southern Sun is the leading hotel group in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets and offering the widest distribution of hotels in Africa in major urban centres and key leisure destinations. Southern Sun’s hotel portfolio comprises various brands, segmented to guests’ needs.  Our collection of 93 hotels, with 14 517 rooms comprises the following hotel brands: Our Deluxe portfolio consisting of Maia, Beverly Hills Hotel, The Palazzo Montecasino, and the Sandton Sun; Southern Sun Hotels; SunSquare; Garden Court by Southern Sun; StayEasy by Southern Sun; Southern Sun Lifestyle Resorts; InterContinental Hotels and Formula 1.  Southern Sun has also invested significantly in expanding to Kenya, Zambia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria and Dubai.

Southern Sun is wholly owned by Tsogo Sun Holdings (TSH), one of South Africa’s leading entertainment and hospitality groups.  Tsogo Sun Holdings comprises Southern Sun and Tsogo Sun Gaming. [/member]

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