Blue Enterprise trading as Ashbourne Manor an established 100% Black Women Owned B&B and provides a range of services, namely:
Our accommodation and conferencing services are hosted at Ashbourne Manor which provides spacious and luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in the well known beachfront suburb of Summerstrand.
This stylish building, with its Georgian proportions and generous appointments, has been purpose-built as a guest house and is ideal for those seeking a superior experience for their holiday or business visit to Port Elizabeth.
Quality is the benchmark of everything you will find in Ashbourne Manor, from the air-conditioned bedrooms with such additional touches as underfloor heating and heated towel rails to the relaxing private lounge with its comfortable leather armchairs or the entertainment lounge with its large, flat-screen TV.
For some exercise or to cool off on a summer day after a full round of activities, there is a lovely fresh pool. There is ample secure parking.
Challenges Being Faced During COVID-19
There has been a substantial decrease in customer numbers due to the crisis, and since the lockdown we have not had any customers, which has resulted in the loss of revenue for the months in lockdown.
I have run out of funds to pay staff during this crisis. Staff do however live in the B&B where lodgings and food are provided for.
I am currently paying for bills with little to no savings at my disposal.
What Will The Donations Be Used For?
We are in urgent need of funding to be able to pay for municipal and staff expenses for the foreseeable future.
How does our work impact the community/give-back?
Tourism contributes to the livelihoods of many businesses within the Nelson Mandela Bay business community. The services of accommodation, conferencing and catering contribute positively to sustainability of the tourism ecosystem within the Bay. My business assists in increasing job creation efforts and household income contributions to families in need of these positive economic benefits.
2017 – Certificate of Excellence – Afristay