New look for Richard’s Bay hotel


BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay is undergoing a soft refurb.

The hotel’s reception, bar, smoking lounge, restaurant, pool deck now sport a colourful retro-vibe muted by natural wood along with ambient lighting and a nature-inspired colour.

Thea van der Merwe of Divine Décor, the interior decorator commissioned to carry out the work, said that after establishing the purpose for the refurb she was able to work on a plan incorporating durability and practicality for the different areas.

“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 said.

BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay offers 75 rooms with views of the ocean front and yacht harbour.

Facilities include a conference centre with three meeting rooms, a restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, and swimming pool.