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Mezze on the deck - Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Credit: starwoodhotels.com

Marriott International Opens First Property in Kenya

Marriott International, Inc. on Monday announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham.

AccorHotels headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France

AccorHotels signs deals to open three hotels in Ethiopia

Europe’s largest hotel group AccorHotels, will open three hotels in Ethiopia by 2021, becoming the latest international chain to tap into the growing business and tourism sectors in the country.

A Protea Hotels location now owned by Marriott International

Why Marriott's Expansion in Africa Could Mean Long-Term Gains

Marriott opened its first property in sub-Saharan Africa, the 254-room Kigali Marriott in Rwanda, in early October.

A visitor takes photographs from the Ou Kaapse Weg as seasonal fog covers the city of Cape Town. Almost 7,000 visas were issued by the South African embassy in the UAE for the first seven months of this year. Credit: thenational.ae/Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Hotel developers will invest billions of dollars in African projects over the next few years

Hotel developers will invest billions of dollars in African projects over the next few years as they seek to take advantage of a fast-expanding middle class and growing business travel.

Hilton becomes latest hotel chain to tap Ethiopia's fast growth

Hilton becomes latest hotel chain to tap Ethiopia's fast growth

Hilton will open its first hotel in Ethiopia in more than four decades, it said on Wednesday, following other international chains that seek to tap into rising business and tourism in the country.

Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa - Exterior

Marriott International opens first Marriott Executive Apartments property in Africa (Photos)

Marriott International, in partnership with Sunshine Business, has just announced the opening of Africa’s first Marriott Executive Apartments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Alex Kyriakidis, President and MD, Middle East and Africa, Marriott

Marriott to enter South Africa with $74M in new developments

Marriott International Inc. plans to develop a Johannesburg hotel and executive apartments at a cost of about 1 billion rand ($74 million), the U.S. hotelier’s first own-branded properties in South Africa.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa. In April 2014, Marriott acquired Protea.

It's time to invest in Africa - Here are 3 ways to get started

Don’t underestimate how important Africa has become to the global economy. Across the continent, including Sub-Saharan Africa, business and infrastructure projects are booming, prompting comparisons with China 20 to 30 years ago.

A customer browses men's shoes in the footwear department inside a Truworths fashion store in Sandton, South Africa

Investing in Africa: How investors are tapping into a new middle class

These days, oil, cocoa and precious metals aren’t the only things that are attracting foreign investors to Africa.

A room in Protea Hotel Ikeja

Why Marriott International Is Investing In Africa

Marriot’s big start in Africa came this last April with the acquisition Protea, a hotel chain in Africa that would make Marriott the largest hotelier in Africa with the added 117 properties in seven African countries.

Alex Kyriakidis, President, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International

Marriott Sees 'Super Growth' in Africa's Three Biggest Economies: Alex Kyriakidis, President, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International

Marriott International Inc. (MAR) may build 40 to 50 hotels in Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt each by 2020 to benefit from a surge of travelers, said Alex Kyriakidis, the chain’s president for the Middle East and Africa.

Bani Haddad, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham

Days Inn and Ramada Hotels owner Wyndham to open hotel in Ethiopian capital in first half of 2015: Bani Haddad, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham

Wyndham Hotel Group, the owner of the Days Inn and Ramada chains, will open its first hotel in Ethiopia in the first half of next year as it expands the business across the continent.

Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos, Nigeria

Sheraton owner Starwood plans to add as many as 20 hotels in Africa as travel demand rises

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) plans to add as many as 20 hotels in Africa over the next four years as the U.S. owner of the Sheraton and St Regis brands takes advantage of rising travel on the continent.

A nurse wears a special uniform to be protected from the Ebola virus at a state hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, in August 2014.

Ebola a long-term 'blip' for Africa investors

When Africa investment consultant Melissa Cook landed in Abuja last week, Nigerian airport workers took her temperature for signs of Ebola.

Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank

Multi-millionaire Nigerian banker Jim Ovia becomes Chairman of Zenith Bank

Nigerian multi-millionaire banker Jim Ovia has been appointed the chairman of Zenith Bank, the commercial bank he co-founded more than two decades ago.

Construction cranes operate among new skyscrapers being built in the business district of Luanda, Angola

Angola’s $7 Billion Waterfront Project Seeks to Attract Hilton Hotels

Builders of a $7 billion waterfront development in Angola’s capital, Luanda, are seeking to attract an international hotelier such as Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) to boost the profile of the project.