Onomo Hotels bought a 60,1% stake in South Africa-based Bon Hotels further expanding its operations in South Africa. Onomo Hotels already has 9 hotels in South Africa and 17 hotels in Nigeria, so the hotel group understands hotel operations within the largest economies in Africa. BON Hotels was founded by Guy Stehlik who has had a successful career as a hotelier, hotel owner and founder.
Onomo Hotels was founded by the Luxembourg based Ruggieri family, an investor in African hospitality. The Ruggieri family founded Batipart Invest in the 1980s, which is invested in real-estate (managed by Nicolas Ruggieri), hotels (managed by Julien Ruggieri), tourism (managed by Claire Ruggieri) and a foundation (managed by Marriane Ruggieri).. All the segments of the organisation are managed by family members.