IHG Hotels & Resorts launches four new Hotel Indigo branded properties in Egypt

EGYPT – IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is expanding its presence in Egypt with four new Hotel Indigo branded properties. As part of a Management Agreement signed with real-estate specialists Mountain View, IHG will introduce the world’s first globally branded boutique hotel brand, Hotel Indigo, to Egypt with Hotel Indigo Mountain View North Coast, Hotel Indigo Mountain View iCity New Cairo, Hotel Indigo Mountain View iCity 6th of October City and Hotel Indigo Mountain View Ain El Sokhna. The four new hotels will reflect…

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Tech startup SmartHotel closes US$2m Pre-series A round to expand its services

NIGERIA – SmartHotel, a startup that develops software for the hospitality industry, has closed a US$1 million Pre-series A round from existing investor Smok Ventures to expand its services across Africa and Europe. The round also saw participation from LT Capital Ventures, Next Road Ventures, Wiktor Schmidt – co-owner of Netguru (one of the biggest software developing companies in Europe), and Mirosław Janik – former Vice President at Wincor Nixdorf Group. The new investment will go into the development and expansion of its innovative software that enables contact-free and easy…

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Radisson Group partners Madaef to launch seven Moroccan hotels

MOROCCO – Radisson Hotel Group has partnered with Madaëf to announce the signing of seven Moroccan hotels which will be located in renowned tourist areas, Al Hoceima, Saïdia and Taghazout. The new portfolio consisting of resorts and residences will add over 1600 rooms bringing the Group’s Moroccan portfolio to 10 hotels, fast-tracking its strategy to reach 15 hotels in operation and under development in the country by 2025. “We are delighted to announce this portfolio of seven new hotels, as it not only accelerates our growing presence in Morocco, but…

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Arkan Palm partners Crowne Plaza West Cairo for its latest project

EGYPT – Arkan Palm, a subsidiary of Palm Hills Developments, has announced the signing of a service partnership with the upcoming Crowne Plaza West Cairo (an IHG Hotel) for its latest residential community project in Sheikh Zayed City, Canal Walk Island. Located in a strategic location on 205 acres, Canal Walk Island consists of a series of luxury hotel apartments overlooking a 2-km-long river and is the first of its kind in Egypt. “We at Arkan Palm, are pleased to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts and Crowne Plaza, one…

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11 Plc set to acquire controlling stake in hospitality company Capital Hotel Plc

NIGERIA – Capital Hotel Plc, owners of Sheraton Abuja Hotel, is set to sell 51 per cent stake in the company to 11 Plc, formerly Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc. In a notification to the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, the board of Capital Hotel Plc said the decision sell the 51per cent stake to 11 Plc was reached at the emergency meeting of its board held on June 14, 2021. The move is in line with 11 Plc’s expansion drive into hospitality industry which it began in 2019 by acquiring Lagos…

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Radisson Hotel Group debuts third hotel in Morocco – Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle

MOROCO – Radisson Hotel Group has announced the debut of its second brand and third hotel in Morocco with the signing of Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle in partnership with Al Hoceinia Hospitality. With construction already underway, the hotel is scheduled to open in 2023 and will consist of 133 guestrooms and suites. Located in the heart of Casablanca’s vibrant and exclusive Gauthier district, one of the prominent corporate, financial and entertainment districts, Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle is just 2.5 km from the glistening La Corniche, the…

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Marriot Hotel opens new branch in Lagos, boosting Nigerias tourism economy

NIGERIA – Marriot Hotel has announced its debut in Nigeria with the opening of the highly anticipated Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja, that will provide unique hospitality service to Nigerians and others who yearn for luxury, efficient service, good taste and entertainment. The new hotel, which has redefined the skyline of Ikeja GRA adds grace and aesthetics to the beauty of Joel Ogunnaike Street and environs and boasts to be the best Marriot Hotel in Africa. The hotel which operates under Mack Folly Limited, a subsidiary of Skyway Group is located…

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Hospitality company Jumeirah Group appoints Ermanno Zanini as Regional VP and GM of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

UAE – Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hospitality company, has announced the appointment of Ermanno Zanini as the Regional Vice President and General Manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, its flagship hotel in the United Arab Emirates.  In his new role, Ermanno will oversee all aspects of the global icon’s operations, building on his rich background to further cement the exceptional service that Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is renowned for.  He will lead and support the team in its unwavering dedication to create unforgettable guest experiences, while maintaining oversight for Italy…

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Time Hotels to launch its first two new hotels in Egypt by August

EGYPT – TIME Hotels, the UAE-based hotel company, has announced plans of opening its first two hotels in Egypt later this year – the five-star TIME Coral Resort Nuweiba in the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba and the four-star TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre near Al Alamein on the Mediterranean coast. The 130-room TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre is situated just ten minutes from New Al Alamein City on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast and can accommodate more than 350 delegates theatre style and also features a rooftop lounge, a…

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