Welcome to Newmark Hotels
What is it that makes a hotel unique … unforgettable even? Perhaps it’s the setting, maybe the overall experience. At Newmark Hotels however, it is the passion and focus that lives within this hotel management company that makes all the difference. With a heritage spanning 30 years, Newmark Hotels was first established in 1972 as the Ambassador Group. Since then, the company has distinguished itself as an industry leader while creating a tradition of excellence with a portfolio of boutique hotels that speak to the discerning guest, including the Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Southern Africa’s most successful hotel in terms of occupancy – as well as Dockhouse Boutique Hotel & Spa, La Splendida Hotel, Queen Victoria Hotel and most recently, Coral Lodge 15.41.
Newmark Hotels’ extensive experience in managing such prestigious and distinctive properties is matched by the determination to help owners realise their worth. This is made possible by an energetic and highly focused executive team, led by industry visionary Neil Markovitz, who are as motivated as they are skilled. Their know-how and proficiency enables the company to offer a comprehensive range of services, including operations, marketing, human resources, information technology, finance, procurement and revenue management.
As hotel owners and managers, the company excels in bringing these skills together in a manner that is specially tailored to suit each specific property. Whether a boutique hotel designed by the niche hotel developer, or a private investor about to realise his dream of owning an intimate getaway destination, Newmark Hotels’ forte lies in identifying the unique attributes of each property and devising a bespoke, tailor-made model that will help it realise its true worth, then bringing this to the attention of the marketplace. At all times, the team’s vision is informed by the understanding that every action must be financially sound. It is this dynamic company’s singular approach which has driven its success, having first established a solid infrastructure before pursuing other goals. As is the company’s custom, each of those goals has been celebrated, in line with its belief that every milestone – whether it’s the addition of a new property to the portfolio, or a staff member’s accomplishment – must be saluted.
Newmark Hotels was initially established as the Ambassador Group in 1972.
Subsequently, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, southern Africa’s most successful hotel in terms of occupancy levels, was developed, commencing operations as the V&A Waterfront’s first hotel in 1990.
In 1993, the Ambassador Group purchased an apartment block opposite the Ambassador Hotel complex, transforming the apartments into luxurious, self-catering executive suites linked to the hotel.
Our most recent investment is the villa-styled boutique hotel, Dock House, which opened in April 2008, a stone’s throw away from her sister property, the V&A Hotel.
Our continual growth and success throughout the years can be attributed to comprehensive local and international marketing initiatives, the on-going commitment given by our dedicated executive team, the regular refurbishments and updating of facilities as well as to our belief in establishing professional, yet personalized relationships with our guests through our internationally trained management teams and our caring staff members at each of our hotels.