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Hilton Expects to Open First Internationally Branded Hotel in Niger by 2019

Hilton is set to welcome its first guests in Niger in 2019 after signing a management agreement with Niamey Hotel & Suites Niger Ltd for a 142 guest room property in its capital city of Niamey. Located at Rue des Oasis, Deizeibon, this project will become the first hotel to open in Niger under an international […]

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Construction Starts at 45 Floor Hilton in Upper Hill region of Nairobi

Jabavu Village and White Lotus Projects recently broke ground for the construction of a 45-floor Hilton in Nairobi’s Upper Hill region. The 255-guest room and suite hotel is set to open in 2020 and joins 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties trading or under development in 17 countries across Africa. When completed, it will consist […]

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Kigali Welcomes Its First Park Inn By Radisson Hotel

The Rezidor Hotel Group debuted its Park Inn by Radisson in Kigali, Rwanda late last month, marking their 5th hotel in the East African region. The group’s African & Indian Ocean portfolio now stands at 36 hotels and 16,600+ rooms in operation and under development.  The new 4-star hotel is located specifically in Kiyovu, a largely residential region […]

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ei Profile: Olufemi Okenla – HDV Nigeria Limited (Owner of the Hotel Ibis Lagos Ikeja)

In early April, Estate Intel sat down with Olufemi Okenla, Founder and Group CEO of HDV Nigeria Limited, to discuss the development and operations of their Hotel Ibis Lagos Ikeja, and the general hotel investment environment in Nigeria.  Okenla is a lawyer who practiced in the United Kingdom, and began to invest in real estate both […]

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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 the continent (the other being the Aloft Almadies in Dakar, announced in 2015 and now […]

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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 Ozzie Business & Hospitality Management Group, according to Capital Ethiopia. The hotel will be developed […]

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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, 2017.  As with 2016, the event will run alongside AviaDev, a similar development event for […]

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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 the expanding economies in East Africa and consolidating its presence in southern Africa. The group […]

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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 hotel supply, including the five-star Kempinski Fleuve Congo and Pullman Grand – is located. The Kin […]

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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 growth in domestic and foreign hotel demand. 2016 was a tough year for the hotel […]

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