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The HoteliersGuild SIRIUS Campaign 2023

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The HoteliersGuild, founded by Frank M. Pfaller, is a private, not-for-profit society comprising well-established international hospitality leaders who are committed to giving back to our industry, society and the environment. We invest in the future by supporting next-generation leadership within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through The HoteliersGuild Academy of Hospitality Arts and the HoteliersGuild LeadingHôtelièresChapter initiatives.

The 2023 SIRIUSACADEMYAWARDCampaign is again curated by Preferred Hotels & Resorts, whose CEO Lindsey Ueberroth had initially endowed it with a very generous donation that allowed us to fund the first 30 scholarships. Today, we can proudly confirm that with the help of generous donations from our worldwide membership, we have succeeded in securing funds for a total of 50 scholarships.

OUR 'SPRING CAMPAIGN OFFER' for the first 6 Donors:

Donate € 250 and receive a Gift Voucher for 1 COMPLIMENTARY Night in any of the STARHOTELS luxury properties in Italy. (Estimated value = € 500)
Individual, yet reassuringly familiar. Elegant, yet always warm and intimate. The STARHOTELS COLLECTION of 30 luxury hotels in Italy, London, Paris and New York promises authentic Italian hospitality paired with chic style. You and your lucky guest will spend a night away at any of their hotels in Italy. The choice is yours and breakfast is included. You are invited to relax, put your feet up and savour luxury, Italian style! In fact, we are holding 3 vouchers, so if you'd like to extend your stay, just adjust your donation accordingly!

  • Donate € 400 and receive a Gift Voucher for 2 COMPLIMENTARY Nights in a Deluxe Room for 2 Persons including Breakfast at the magnificent Regent Montenegro, Montenegro (Estimated value = € 800)
Where the mountains meet the sea. In the height of the midday sun, as yachts moor and their ripples disperse, Porto Montenegro shines. Launching poolside, or looking over the terrace, sweeping views of Lovcen Mountains are in full view, ascending directly above the palm-fringed shore. Here, if nothing else, the breeze lifts you aloft; balmy, saline, spirited...

Donate € 800 and receive a Gift Voucher for 2 COMPLIMENTARY Nights in a Deluxe Room for 2 Persons including Breakfast at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, the world-renowned Queen on Lake Como, Italy (Estimated value = € 1.300)
Experience unparalleled luxury and breathtaking views at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, a dream vacation destination nestled on the shores of Italy's most iconic lake. The hotel boasts unmatched vistas, historic charm dating back to 1910, and exquisite accommodations for a truly unforgettable stay. Rejuvenate your body and mind at the award-winning T Spa and indulge your taste buds at the Michelin-starred L'Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar. Enjoy unrivaled pool experiences, including the iconic floating Water-on-the-Water pool, which offers unparalleled views of Lake Como. Explore the captivating beauty of Lake Como by embarking on a private boat tour, available exclusively to hotel guests. The dedicated and professional staff at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo will make you feel like royalty from the moment you arrive. Soak in the serene atmosphere and reconnect with nature amidst the majestic Alpine peaks. Discover charming lakeside villages, opulent villas, and lush gardens during your stay. The hotel combines luxury, history, and breathtaking natural beauty for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Donate € 1.000 and receive a Gift Voucher for 2 COMPLIMENTARY NIGHTS at the Relais & Chateaux Delaire Graff Estate, Cape Town - the ultimate South African Cape Winelands experience! (Estimated value + € 2.000)
Nestled between majestic mountains and lush vineyards, the Delaire Graff Estate in Cape Town, South Africa, offers an unparalleled luxury retreat that showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Winelands. This exquisite estate promises a harmonious blend of world-class hospitality, refined art, and striking natural surroundings for an unforgettable stay. Be captivated by the estate's sophisticated architecture, which seamlessly integrates with the picturesque landscape, offering awe-inspiring panoramas of the vineyards, mountains, and verdant gardens. Each of the estate's sumptuous lodges and suites exudes elegance, featuring contemporary furnishings, private plunge pools, and expansive terraces that invite you to embrace the stunning views. Indulge your culinary senses at the estate's exceptional restaurants, where innovative dishes crafted from locally-sourced ingredients celebrate the rich flavors of the region. Enhance your dining experience with a glass of the estate's own award-winning wines, meticulously crafted on-site and reflecting the terroir of the surrounding vineyards.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant art collection adorning the estate, featuring works by some of South Africa's most celebrated artists, complementing the natural beauty of the surroundings. Rejuvenate your mind and body at the luxurious Delaire Graff Spa, indulging in bespoke treatments that harness the healing power of local botanicals.
At the Delaire Graff Estate, you'll be enveloped in a world of unparalleled beauty, luxury, and serenity, creating an unforgettable Cape Town experience that will linger in your heart forever.
  • Donate € 1.400 and receive 4 COMPLIMENTARY Nights for 2 Persons including Breakfast at the fabulous LUX Grand Baie Hotel, Mauritius! (Estimated value = € 2.800)
Discover the epitome of luxury and relaxation at the stunning LUX Grand Baie Hotel, Mauritius, nestled on the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean.
Experience unparalleled hospitality and personalized service in the heart of Grand Baie, one of Mauritius' most vibrant and picturesque locations. Dive into the hotel's tranquil lagoon-style pools, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, and soak up the warm Mauritian sun on the private beach. Revel in the exquisite design and contemporary elegance of the spacious rooms and suites, all offering breathtaking ocean or garden views. Unwind at the state-of-the-art LUX Me Spa, featuring rejuvenating treatments, a sauna, a hammam, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Savour the diverse culinary delights at the hotel's exceptional dining venues, from authentic Mauritian flavours to Asian fusion and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Experience the lively nightlife at the hotel's on-site Beach Rouge Club, where you can dance the night away under the stars or simply relax with a signature cocktail.

Donate € 1.600 and receive 4 COMPLIMENTARY Nights for 2 Persons, all meals, scheduled wildlife viewing activities, laundry, return airstrip to camp road transferes and beverages are included, at the Mara Expedition Camp, Keny, East Africa! The voucher is valid for travel during the month of 01. May-14. June 2023, 01. November - 19.December 2023 and 11. January - 14. June 2024 (Estimated value = € 3.200)
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime at the Great Plains Conservation Mara Expedition Camp, an eco-friendly safari camp located in the heart of Kenya's renowned Maasai Mara Reserve. Immerse yourself in the untamed African wilderness, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape and thriving wildlife that the Mara is famous for, including the iconic Big Five.
Enjoy an intimate and authentic safari experience at this exclusive, luxury tented camp, which boasts just five elegant and spacious guest tents, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable stay.
Wake up to the soothing sounds of nature and awe-inspiring views of the savannah, as you start your day with a steaming cup of coffee on your private veranda.
Embark on exhilarating game drives guided by experienced and knowledgeable local guides, who will provide fascinating insights into the region's unique flora and fauna.
Witness the annual Great Migration, one of the world's most spectacular natural events, where millions of wildebeest and zebra traverse the plains in search of greener pastures.
Savour delicious, locally-sourced meals prepared by talented chefs, served in the open-air dining area under the magnificent African sky or in the comfort of your own tent.
Unwind around the campfire, sharing stories and stargazing, while the friendly and attentive staff cater to your every need, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.
Engage in sustainable tourism by staying at this eco-conscious camp, committed to preserving the environment and supporting local communities through conservation initiatives.
Create lifelong memories at the Great Plains Conservation Mara Expedition Camp, where unparalleled wildlife encounters, warm hospitality, and spectacular scenery combine to deliver an unforgettable African safari experience.

These items are generously sponsored by the owners or managers of these hotels, who are dedicated members of the HoteliersGuild, and your donation will fully benefit our cause!

The HoteliersGuild Strategic Partnership with Study Access Alliance aims to provide full scholarships for online university studies at IU-INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES to students from African countries to obtain their Bachelor's or Master's level degrees. The additional support by Artsy Africa with their German NGO's ensures that every donation is used for the benefit of these carefully vetted students.

The below VIDEO explains our new fundraiser campaign in more detail which will enable us to fund more than 10 additional scholarships for young female African students who may well become future hospitality leaders. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIFT VOUCHER FOR THE THURNHER'S ALPENHOF IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

The 2023 campaign aims to build on this success, and we appreciate your generous participation and will keep you updated!

Thanking our 2022 sponsors for their most generous support!

...and extending a warm welcome to our strategic
alliance partners - see it on ALLIANCE4GOOD

For more details, please visit and do sign up for our newsletter and stay tuned for updates on our 2023 campaign!

Fundraising team: SIRIUS Campaign2023 Team (6)

Frank M. Pfaller
Bashir Mwanje
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Luise Wittmann
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Sowo Kim
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