Hospitality and Restaurants

Africa’s Hospitality industry set to attract 700 New Hotel Restaurants and Bars by 2025

September 26, 2019

AFRICA – A new study released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) by KEANE, forecasts that 700 new internationally branded hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025. The prediction is based on KEANE’s research into 410 F&B venues across the 100 internationally branded hotels in the major 10 cities in […]

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InterContinental Hotels Group plans to expand presence in Africa with 10 new hotels

September 26, 2019

AFRICA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments. The agreement was signed at Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MDA will see […]

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Radisson Hotel Group signs 11 new hotels to Boosts its African Development

September 25, 2019

AFRICA- Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups has announced the signing of 11 new hotels in Africa within the first nine months of 2019. The group revealed that 8 of the new hotels will be in Egypt, 3 in Madagascar while South Africa and Algeria will each get one hotel. The […]

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African tourism dented as travel operations giant Thomas Cook shuts down.

September 24, 2019

AFRICA – British travel company Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest tourism operator, has shut down all its operations effective September 23, 2019 affecting more than 600,000 customers. The 178-year-old company which operated 105 aircraft and 200 own-brand hotels and resorts announced the shutdown through a statement in its official twitter account. “This marks a deeply […]

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Radisson Blu expands in Cameroon, plans to build hotel in Yaoundé

September 12, 2019

CAMEROON – Radisson Blu hotel has started plans to build a new hotel in the country’s capital and second largest city, Yaoundé. Plans to start the project have already received a green light from the government which in early September signed a partnership agreements with representatives from the hotel. In the partnership agreement, the government […]

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Aleph Hospitality signs franchise agreement for new Protea Hotel by Marriott in Kenya

September 10, 2019

KENYA – Aleph Hospitality, a dynamic independent hotel management company has signed a franchise agreement with Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu Kenya. The Dubai based hotel management company will operate the property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand on behalf of the hotel owner, Bluewater Hotel.  Acording […]

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Marriott International to open 19 properties in Middle East and Africa in expansion plan

April 8, 2019

AFRICA – Marriott International, an American multinational diversified hospitality company, has unveiled plans of growing its Africa and Middle East portfolio by adding 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms as part of its overall growth strategy. The company said that this is in line with its ambitions of growing its portfolio by 45% […]

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Marriott International opens Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Algeria

March 19, 2019

ALGERIA – Marriott International in partnership with Prombati SPA has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Setif City, Algeria. The 191-roomed hotel is situated in the centre of the city, providing convenience and ease of access to Setif’s new tram line and Setif International Airport. The modern hotel, which is sorrounded by historical […]

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Zimbabwe’s Simbisa Brands to invest US$10m in expansion plan

February 27, 2019

ZIMBABWE – Simbisa Brands, a leading quick service restaurant based in Zimbabwe, has unveiled plans of investing US$10 million in setting up to 21 new outlets across the country. According to Warren Meares, Managing Director at Simbisa Brands, the expansion plan is part of the group’s efforts to secure a wider market share in the […]

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