ISO-Leisure, which was founded by Gavin Watson in 2006, successfully developed seven Holiday Inn products, which were all completed on or under time and within, or under budget. He also developed a Holiday Inn Hotel in Mauritius, which was developed in a record time of 11 months and is regarded as one of the best Holiday Inn Hotels in the EMEA.
ILP International grew out of ISO-Leisure Projects and were the development consultants for the luxurious 100-room, 4-star Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha and have completed a full refurbishment of the Quayside Hotel in Simonstown. Currently, they are involved with the Management and refurbishment of the Capetonian Hotel, in Cape Town and Balmoral Hotel in Durban.ILP have been appointed as management and development consultants for the new mixed- use Acsiopolis Development in Benmore, Sandton. The Hotel portion comprises of 1000 rooms, of which 540 are hotel rooms, the balance being long stay apartments. ILP is in the final planning stages to roll out a number of Boutique Hotels, for a large Trade Union in South Africa.
With demand still strong in the rest of Africa, ILP International is now not only a multi- brand Developer but has also expanded their scope of works to include specialized retail and residential properties.
Prior to 2006, Gavin was involved with top and iconic Residential/Hotel developments in Cape Town, which include Dolphin Beach in Table View, The Waterclub including the Radisson Hotel, Granger Bay, The President Hotel and Bantry Place Apartments in Banty Bay.