The Sun International Group has a diverse portfolio of assets including world-class five star hotels, modern and well-located casinos, and some of the world's premier resorts. Our destinations offer experiential luxury, enduring quality and incredible adventure, supported by an authentic dedication to personal service.
Today, Sun International is Africa's largest tourism, leisure and gaming group and operates or has an interest in a total of 27 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos across eight countries. This includes 15 operations in South Africa, two in Zambia, two in Lesotho, one in Botswana, one in Nigeria, one in Swaziland, one in Namibia and one near Santiago in Chile. Sun International also opened a casino in Panama in October 2014 and has been granted a casino licence in Colombia.
Our real competitive advantage stems from the fact that we have a compelling and global competence in both the development and operation of casinos, hotels and resorts – and at the same time we are extremely comfortable operating in emerging markets.
Our entry into Latin America began in Chile and has been a success story for the Group, giving us the track record and confidence to look for more opportunities that offer gaming opportunities in the region. We will shortly be opening in Panama and are pursuing an opportunity in Colombia.
Our approach has been to differentiate our hotels, resorts and casinos in architecture, service, experience, location and the mix of entertainment and activities. Creating lasting memories for our guests and customers is a core part of our DNA. We've created some of the world's most iconic hotels ranging from The Royal Livingstone Hotel at Victoria Falls, to The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City and The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.
We place a strong emphasis on being responsible corporate citizens through our contributions and commitment to the economy, communities and the environment.
We are committed to the development of all our employees and we make sure that equal opportunities and economic empowerment form the backbone of our human resource practices.