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Butler & Hospitality Training at Grand Hyatt Doha | Qatar

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Adriaan Coetzer 15 Comments

The South African Butler Academy did it again, The Grand Hyatt in Doha, Qatar receives incredible Butler training.


Mr. Cross and Mr. Coetzer provided an intensive 6 day Butler training program for different departments ranging from Front of House, Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, Rooms divisions, Butler and Concierge.  The Grand Hyatt is an exceptional Hotel with a dedicated seven star service attitude. The Butler Academy perfected the mindset of a Butler with our unique signature training program.


Take a look at the South African Butler Academy Seven Star Hotel Training Program



Please read below references from each student who attended the Butler Academy International Hotel Butler Training Program

We did it again! Banyan Tree, Seychelles receives Hotel Butler Training

Posted on: December 20th, 2014 by Adriaan Coetzer No Comments

South African Butler Academy recently conducted Butler & Hospitality Training at the Banyan Tree Resort in the Seychelles.  The Butler Academy conducted an 8 day program for Butlers /Front of House / Food & Beverage / Guest Relations.  The program focused on attention to details, body language, product knowledge, Leading Quality Standards, Butler departmental structures, Food & Beverage, Etiquette and Management.


The South African Butler Academy would like to thank the Banyan Tree Resort and staff for the incredible hospitality and top achievements during the course. We see you back in 2015, Merci!


Take a look at our virtual resume of excellent training!


Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Adriaan Coetzer No Comments


Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Adriaan Coetzer No Comments

Hospitality & Butler Training at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort – Maldives

Posted on: June 8th, 2014 by Adriaan Coetzer 120 Comments

It is an privilege and honour to be associated with a superb hospitality team at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives.  The South African Butler Academy is conducting Resort training for 21 days. We would like to share our student comments and training feedback with you.


Did you know: Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi), making this one of the world’s most dispersed countries. It lies between latitudes 1°S and 8°N, and longitudes 72° and 74°E. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars, situated atop a submarine ridge 960 kilometres (600 mi) long that rises abruptly from the depths of the Indian Ocean and runs north to south.


The Butler Academy second training program consists of various outlets: Front of House (Butlers, Reception, Guest Services and Lounge Staff) , Housekeeping, Spa and Food & Beverage departments including in-villa-dining.  The Butler Academy understands quality and designed our program accordingly. The Butler Academy is an International Training & Consulting company providing signature Butler training and Operational procedures.


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Please see below student comments…



Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by Adriaan Coetzer No Comments

Why us?

Posted on: October 1st, 2013 by Adriaan Coetzer 17 Comments

What distinguish SABA from any other Butler Training Institutes?


Allow us to explain …


The SABA & Guild Recruitment not only provides the best employment to Butlers & Household Staff, but also assists each student with the most suitable employment, during and after the Butler Training course of eight weeks. We are the only Butler Training Institute in the World to offer a 10 week Butlers Course!

SABA is the only Butler Training Academy in Africa to offer this unique, an intensive eight-week Butler & Household Management Course. Even if a candidate has NO experience in hospitality, results at the end of this course serve as sufficient proof that the Academy Curriculum successfully sculpts each candidate to become the best Butler possible.

The Butler Training offered by SABA is the most affordable and best value for money in the world. According to some European countries, we offer much more for only a third of the normal fee.

What distinguish SABA & Guild Recruitment is:-

·      Our Trainers and Teachers have worked as commercial and private Butlers in the industry;

·      We always have an ‘open-door’ policy to all our Butlers that completed the Course;

·      We are the most active Butler Academy on social media in the world. We share our success stories with thousands of followers from all media platforms with regular updates – at least three times per week – on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Google+ and Pinterest;

·      We have state of the art software and technology to create the most amazing visual material and online media;

·      To demonstrate that our Training is pro-active, we provide daily cooking lessons;

·      Conventional office hours are not applicable as our Trainers are 100% committed to service excellence;

·      We are the only Butler Academy teaching our Butlers the subject of Electronic Valet & Household Technology;

·      The first class training equipment used at the Butler Academy is similar to the products and equipment used in luxury residences worldwide.

·      The Butler Academy is HACCP-aware and teaches students on the essence of Green Butling and Food Hygiene Management.

·      Our commitment is more than words it is reality!

During the last five years, we have created a world class Butler School with integrity – we are more committed to our Butlers and you, their future employers, than being concerned about remuneration. Your success is our concern!

Since 2009 the SABA training program has been thoroughly planned and designed by Hotel, Resort and Residential Butlers in South Africa for Butlers Globally

#Butler Service at a Private Birthday Function

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Adriaan Coetzer No Comments

Adriaan. The service was excellent. Amazing in fact. They butlers were independent, self-sufficient, pleasant, and a joy to be around. Not once, during the entire 6-hour party, did any butler come to me with a question. Everything was managed behind the scenes so for the guests the experience was top notch. Cheers, Joe

Hi Adriaan. I agree with Josephs sentiments. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Ted and Samuel stood out for me in a big way. And the young lady behind the bar. She had a tough day and she never stopped once she was unbelievable. All in all the head butler had his staff under control and as Joe said everything technical was dealt with behind the scenes. It is such a pleasure having your butlers around. Thanks so much for everything. Martin

3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel Training @3oncampsbay

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Adriaan Coetzer No Comments

Dear Newton & Braam,

Thank you  Braam  for an outstanding day of training!!!! You were Excellent!!!

Maria (Boutique Boutique Hotel Owner)

SABA Live on HN9 @Hecticnine9

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Adriaan Coetzer 6 Comments

Tune in to SABC 2 on Monday the 5th August 2013 @ 16h00 to see our Butlers Live in Studio


For all the freshest news on: Fashion, games, music and gossip, entrepreneurial ideas, career advice, environmental tips, community engagement and all-round entertainment… Tune in to SABC 2 every weekday, 4 – 5 p.m. to catch the biggest youth show in Mzansi, Hectic Nine 9.

Hectic Nine 9 is an Okuhle Media production that boasts more than 2 million viewers every day. The show is always entertaining and filled with “uber” experiences. It is also an educational platform where we tackle hot issues affecting young South Africans every day.


So what can you expect from every show? Expect fun-filled experiences that will awaken a desire to expand your world view, the chance to learn about people and their unique cultures, careers, lifestyles and opinions, and a chance to enjoy entertainment the way it was always meant to be.

We continue to integrate our live television show and the always popular Hectic Nine 9 online platforms, to gain knowledge about our audience – what they’re interested in and concerned about, to share experiences with them, to inspire their daily lives and to celebrate everything Mzansi has to offer. Currently, we are ranked the third biggest media brand on Facebook in all of South Africa.


We have a dynamic group of presenters, whose interests span many fields. So if you’re looking for a funky way to spend your afternoon, this is the place to be. Our show reaches all corners of the globe: from right here in South Africa, to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, even as far as The UK and USA.


If you want to be part of the family, don’t sweat it’s simple. Get in touch with us and you could be rocking the Hectic Nine 9 stage soon. Otherwise take a sneak peek into the uber world of Hectic Nine, right here.