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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.

Starwood will be opening the Four Points by Sheraton Oran in November, marking the entry of the brand into Algeria

Starwood Hotels accelerates growth in Africa with seven new deals

Company to expand Africa portfolio by over 50% in the next five years entering new markets and introducing more brands.

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.

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.