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March 28, 2017

Marriott announces adaptive reuse project for an Aloft in Mauritius

Marriott International, which now owns Starwood and all its brands, announced the signing of a hotel deal with Green East Master Limited for an Aloft Hotel.  If developed and opened according to schedule, it might become the first Aloft-branded hotel on […]
March 21, 2017

Mövenpick signs a deal in Addis Ababa

Mövenpick, the Swiss hospitality group, announced that it has signed a 20-year management agreement for a new hotel with Yobek Electrical Enterprise in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The negotiation for the hotel deal took over two years and was negotiated by […]
March 16, 2017

Africa Hotel Investment Forum to return to Kigali

Bench Events, the organizers of the annual Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), have announced that this year’s conference will return to the Radisson Blu Kigali Convention Center, hosted by the Rwanda Development Board.   It will be held October 11 – 12, […]
March 13, 2017
City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morning Side. Image Source: Galahotels

City Lodge Hotels Group Expands in Africa but Avoids Nigeria

City Lodge Hotels Group, a Southern African hotel company, intends on spending 1 billion rand ($77 million) on further expansion as it seeks to cater for both the business and tourist markets across the African continent. The group is targeting capitals within […]
March 10, 2017

Rotana opens its first Sub Saharan African hotel in Kinshasa, DRC

In February 2017, Rotana, a UAE-based hotel company, finally made its debut in Sub Saharan Africa.  The Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana is located in Gombe, an upscale business and residential district of Kinshasa – where most of the city’s […]
March 2, 2017

Jumia’s 2017 Hospitality Report for Nigeria

Jumia Travel (formerly Jovago), the hotel booking service of the Jumia group, released a 2017 Travel Report for Nigeria.  Although 2016 was marked with an economic slowdown, the travel company continues to see development potential in the country’s tourism sector, and potential […]
February 19, 2017

Madhvani Group to close on $20 million acquisition of Rwandan hotel

Rwanda’s hotel and tourism sector continues to grow and attract investment interest.  The country hosted the three-day Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) last October in its capital city, Kigali.  Rwanda has been positioning itself as a top tourist destination in […]
February 17, 2017

Three more Accor Hotels for Addis Ababa

Paris-based AccorHotels just announced the signing of three hotels in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Accor will manage and operate all three hotels for different investors under three of its brands – Mercure, ibis Styles and ibis. The ibis Styles is the first […]