Welcome to our Collection
President and founder Beatrice Tollman built Red Carnation Hotels with a vision for service excellence and a passion for generous hospitality. Today the collection proudly stands at 19 exceptional properties around the world, each unique and special, whilst sharing the founding values that define our family-owned and run business.
The hotel collection is lovingly named after the signature flower Mrs Tollman’s husband always wears, and this symbol of hospitality is also worn by every member of the team.
The guest experience is always at the heart of Red Carnation, where talented teams exceed expectations with warm and caring service, delicious cuisine and thoughtful touches. We also connect guests with the local destination through authentic and meaningful experiences, beautiful and restorative design, and curated art collections. These hotels are truly the art of hospitality.
This year we celebrate 100 years of hospitality, as one of the 42 family-owned and run TTC travel brands. Red Carnation’s history began when Solomon Tollman opened a small hotel in Paternoster (a small fishing village in South Africa) 100 years ago and we are proud to celebrate this milestone in 2020!