Marriott opened its first property in sub-Saharan Africa, the 254-room Kigali Marriott in Rwanda, in early October.
Cape Town-based hospitality company BON Hotels has taken over the management, sales and marketing of four Protea Hotels locations in Nigeria.
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.
The Wheatbaker hotel offers the corporate traveller all the comfort and convenience of a luxury boutique hotel. Lagos’ new premier exclusive hotel, is located in the residential heart of Ikoyi, Nigeria.
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.
Mo Abudu, a 50 year-old Nigerian media entrepreneur and talk show host, is the founder of Ebony Life TV, a fast-growing black African multi-broadcast entertainment network, which showcases informative and entertaining programmes that portray Africa at its best.
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.
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.
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.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, consumer demand is fueling the continent’s economies in new ways, driving hopes that Africa will emerge as a success story in the coming years comparable to the rise of the East Asian Tigers in the second half of the 20th century.
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.