Partnering with a global hotel operator
Mantis is a hotel operator specialising in luxury hotels, eco-lodges, and waterways around the globe
The benefits of engaging with a hotel operator
The current trends indicate that more and more hotel owners are choosing to align with a reputable hotel operator to assist in unlocking the potential of their investment and access to the applicable distribution. As the demand for hotel accommodation increases and the level of competition rises, owning and operating a standalone property presents multiple challenges. With global travel continuing to open new opportunities, the limitation of reaching these new and dynamic target markets is increasing in respect of cost and accessibility. To optimize marketing and sales efforts, reduce channel costs, and benefit from economies of scale there is an increasing need to be part of a global hospitality business that enjoys multinational brand presence. In today’s business environment, owners of independent hotels have limited choices for support in critical management areas. As owners and operators of properties within the Mantis Collection, we understand the value an equity owner places on every element of their investment, and the best position for each business to achieve their level of trade.
We offer owners both full hotel management services with operational support, financial expertise and commercial services, and an alternative lightweight franchise model that unlocks an international distribution and loyalty platform. Through consolidating and combining strategies Mantis is able to benefit its range of hotels with increased sales, market presence, and management expertise. We assist and advise on business trends, marketing plans, management accounts, and service-related issues, and our unique standard operating procedures will ensure that employees are trained appropriately and offer the highest in service levels.
Our key differentiators accelerate our reputation and success in the market – we are one of the only international hospitality brands in the boutique eco-space with the ability to offer a global distribution and loyalty platform. Partnering with a hotel operator like Mantis ensures sustainable market entry into the hospitality industry.
Mantis, your hotel operator of choice
Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate. As an established hotel operator, we have spent the last 20 years perfecting our craft and growing our global footprint.
Our recent partnership with Accor, the second-largest hospitality group in the world, has enhanced our ability to provide the ultimate solution to investors and hotel owners looking to bring their vision to life.
Our flexible hotel management and franchise solutions allow you to retain your individuality, whilst unlocking the potential of your establishment. Our owners have access to:
- Mantis expertise in commercial, operational and accounting support services
- The Accor Reservations System, A robust and powerful distribution and the reservations system
- The Accor Live Limitless loyalty program with over 50 million members worldwide
- Advanced CRM software, allowing you to provide an even more exceptional guest experience
Are you ready to unlock the potential of your establishment and join Mantis in the future of eco-hospitality?
Mantis Strategic Partners
Our partners are custodians of the rare and exceptional.
As such, they have the ability to identify that which is truly extraordinary.
Purveyors of indulgence and deeply respectful of the needs of others.
A Mantis partner is always a contributing member of the community in which they operate.
We have aligned ourselves with key partners who mirror our ethos of conservation, education, and sustainable adventures and enhance our overall guest experiences. We leverage these key strategic partnerships to enhance the appeal of your product to the current consumer and increase your reach to new markets.
Worldwide Experiences is at the forefront of Mantis Education. Worldwide Experience, initially called Eco Africa Experience, developed a conservation volunteer programme in response to demand.
It was this demand that drove the inspiration and commitment to developing a safe, supervised and structured programme delivered by professionals for students and volunteers. Here they could not only learn about wildlife and conservation, but gain hands-on experience in the field, allowing them to make a difference to the natural ecosystems and surrounding communities.
Stenden South Africa
The relationship between Stenden and Mantis goes back to 2001 when Adrian Gardiner co-founded Stenden South Africa. This is the only university in the southern hemisphere that offers a B.Comm in hotel management, hospitality and disaster management. Stenden South Africa is an International Branch Campus of Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Mantis has since sponsored numerous students from disadvantaged communities in the Eastern Cape and incorporated them into the ranks of Mantis establishments around the world.
In 2019, the first recipients of the combined Accor and Mantis bursary began their studies at Stenden South Africa.
Giltedge Africa is an award-winning, luxury inbound tour operator with an in-depth knowledge of Southern Africa, East Africa, and the magnificent Indian Ocean islands. We are passionate about sharing the best of this beautiful continent, and pride ourselves on our expertise and outstanding levels of service.
Bear Grylls Survival Academy:
Bear Grylls Survival Academy is the partnership between Bear Grylls and Mantis Impact Experiences. Mantis partnered with Bear Grylls several years ago and together they conceptualised the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Today Mantis has the global licence for this exciting venture, along with other Bear brands. The academy essentially takes what Bear Grylls does on television and turns it into reality for kids, adults, corporates for corporate team building activities and more. Mantis and Bear also conceptualised the first-ever Bear Grylls Adventure (theme park) and the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge.