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Updated – Development: Marriott Hotel, Ikeja GRA – Lagos

Published: June 2016. Updated: January 2017. Name: Marriott Hotel Ikeja Government Reservation Area (GRA); Location: Site is accessible from Oba Aladejobi Street and Joel Ogunnaike Street, Ikeja Government Reservation Area (GRA) – Lagos; Use: Hospitality; Number of Rooms/Keys: 251; Estimated Site Area: Over 7,000sqm; Developers: Sifax Group; Contractors: Dori Construction and Engineering; Electrical Engineers: Etco; Building Services, Fire […]


Development: Chelsea Group Hotel, Ikoyi – Lagos (Updated)

Published: June 2014; Updated: November 2016. Name: Chelsea Hotel Ikoyi; Location: Intersection of Alfred Rewane (Kingsway), Gerrard and Osborne Road in Ikoyi; Developer: Chelsea Group; Use: Hospitality; Rooms: 160 rooms; Cost: $25m; Amenities: Health club, restaurant, business centre, retail, spa, swimming pool, pool bars. The Chelsea Hotel Ikoyi is a 160-room hotel located at the intersection of Alfred […]


Federal Palace Hotel (TCN) Makes Loss for 2nd Consecutive Year

The Tourist Company of Nigeria, which owns and operates the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos reported a loss for the 2nd consecutive year following lower room occupancy, reduced food and beverage revenue, and higher costs caused by the weakening Naira. The company made a loss of N5.6bn for the financial year ending June 2016, […]


Development: The Exchange, Accra – Ghana

Name: The Exchange; Location: 7 Acre site close to Kotoka International Airport, Accra – Ghana; Use: Mixed Use: Residential – 100 Apartments & Penthouses (1, 2 and 3 bedrooms); Hospitality – 206 room Radisson Blu; Office – 16,000m2 Retail – 12,000m2 Developer: Actis, Mabani Holdings; Contractor: MSF Construction; Project Manager: Profica; Executive Architect: Dar Al-Handasah; Design Architect: HOK; Farrow […]


Hilton Announces New Hotel Projects in Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced at the 2016 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Kigali, Rwanda, that the company had signed 3 new hotels in a bid to expand their coverage over the African continent and grow their footprint to 80+ hotels worldwide over the next 3 – 5 years. Among the new hotels is the continent’s first modular built hotel, […]


Marriott Opens 254-Room Marriott in Kigali, Rwanda

Earlier this week, Marriott International officially opened the doors of its first Marriott Hotel in Rwanda. The 254-room Marriott is located in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city and 20 minutes away from the Kigali International Airport. According to the hotel group, it is creating approximately 500 jobs and will be among the country’s biggest and most luxurious […]


Marriott Increases African Footprint with New Signings in 4 African Cities

Weeks after creating the world’s largest hospitality company through its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott has announced signings of new properties in Nairobi, Cape Town, Mauritius and Cairo. Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International explained that once completed, these new signings would bring their total African property and […]


Mara Delta to expand into Mauritian Hospitality Sector

In late August, Mara Delta (formerly Delta Africa) advised it’s shareholders that it has entered into negotiations with Néréide Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lux Island Resorts Limited, to acquire the Tamassa Resort, located in Bel Ombre on the south western coast of Mauritius for a purchase consideration of the Euro equivalent of $40 million […]


Sun International Seeks to Exit Nigeria by Sale of Federal Palace Hotel

Sun International seeks to exit Nigeria through the sale of their holding in The Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc, which wholly owns Federal Palace Hotel. This comes as a result of the country’s weakening economy and persistent disputes with the group’s local partners. According to Bloomberg, occupancy rates at the property also fell to 42%. In a […]


Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center Opens in Kigali, Rwanda

Radisson Blu, the global hotel brand owned by the Carlson Rezidor Group, has announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda. The new hotel will comprise the five-star Radisson Blu hotel with 292 rooms and conference facilities that can host more than 5,000 people through a 2,900 man auditorium and 18 other meeting […]


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