Toby and Guts after they had won the award for Africa’s Leading New Hotel.
Who else is nominated?
This time around our competition, in the category , comes from heavy hitters in the Botswana hospitality scene – Peermont, Avani and Protea…..all multi-million dollar companies and most importantly all of them based in Gaborone. In fact, this award has never been won by a property in the north of the country…a fact we are desperate to change! “Let’s win it for Chobe!” is our battle cry!
Why a hotel award and not leading lodge?
When we applied for our tourism license back in 2018, we were told that as we were not within a reserve or protected area (although the Chobe National Park boundary is literally 100m away) we were required to call ourselves a hotel. Yes, you could say that this irked us a little at first but actually when we thought about it, being different is what Pangolin is all about, so we have celebrated our difference ever since.
How are we going to win?
Unfortunately, the odds are a little against us as votes cast by members of the tourism industry are counted as double over the public voters. The Hotel operators mentioned above have vast networks of tour operator suppliers (not to mention their employees) that they can call on to vote for them.
As the majority of our guests book directly with us our base of “potential double voters is smaller” however we are blessed with the most fantastic guests and clients we could hope for and we are sure they will help us over the line!
How can you vote and help us win?
Below you will see the super simple steps you need to take to vote for the Pangolin Chobe Hotel as Botswana’s Leading Hotel. You will have to register with an email to be able to cast your vote, but you can choose not to receive any comms from them. They are not a spammy organization anyway!
The vote is not restricted to only people who have stayed with us…you can vote for us just because you like what we do….and when you do come and stay feel free to have a pic taken with our new trophy. It will be yours as much as ours!
Voting takes less than 2 mins and we would really appreciate your help and you can’t imagine the joy that a win like this would bring all our staff at the hotel. To win one over the giants of the Botswana hospitality industry would be fantastic.
Thank you so much,
Toby, Guts and Team Pangolin