Tourism: 299 Hotel Projects in Africa will deliver 55,094 new rooms


As many as 580 hotel projects with 166,774 rooms are under contract in the Middle East and 55,094 rooms in 299 projects are under contract in Africa, according to STR’s October 2017 Pipeline Report. Under contract data includes projects in the in-construction, final planning and planning stages but does not include projects in the unconfirmed stage, STR said. The under […]

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Africa: Accra City Hotel wins CSR Excellence Award


Accra City Hotel has been adjudged the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Hospitality Company of the Year in Ghana. The Hotel received the award at the 7th Ghana CSR Excellence Awards, held in Accra. The premier 4-star hotel won the prestigious award for distinguishing itself in the hospitality industry through its strategic CSR initiatives that have brought value to its stakeholders. […]

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News: With 100 Hotels in 21 countries in Africa Accorhotels aims for 200 as it opens Novotel and Adagio in Abidjan


AccorHotels, the world’s leading travel & lifestyle group, announced today the signing of a hotel management agreement (HMA) with Noral, a leading private group in Ivory Coast for a combined 200-room Novotel and 110-apartments Adagio complex, in the capital city of Abidjan. Expected to open in 2020, the announcement marks an important step for AccorHotels towards becoming the largest operator […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines, Arik Air, Spanish Villa, SV Chrome Hotel Partners Abuja Jabamah 2017

Jabamah MICE

Africa’s largest and most profitable carrier, Ethiopian Airlines and Arik Air have both been named as official partners for Abuja Jabamah, the Mice and Hotel Show 2017. Both carriers will have a strong presence at the event which is expected to draw delegates and exhibitors from Nigeria and Africa. This is just as the organisers of the event said two […]

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Africa: Minister of Tourism cancels Hotel Grading results in Tanzania


THE Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamis Kigwangalla, has nullified all results from recent hotel grading, citing complaints that the entire exercise was dubious. Addressing stakeholders in travel, tourism, conservation and hospitality industries at the climax of his weeklong tour of Arusha Region, the minister said the ‘hotel grading exercise,’ whose second instalment results were announced about two […]

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Tourism: Study shows that there is a Chronic Shortfall in Supply of Hotels across Africa


According to research undertaken by W Hospitality Group, sub-Saharan Africa, particularly West Africa and East Africa, is chronically under-supplied in terms of branded hotel bedrooms. The annual Chain Hotel Pipeline study by W Hospitality Group provides an in-depth insight into the hotel development market across the continent, with the majority of upcoming new supply this year being in sub-Saharan Africa […]

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Africa: Experience nature at Royal Cliff Zanzibar


Royal Cliff Zanzibar is a perfect combination of luxury and countryside private beach retreat. Placed away in Chuini, Tanzania, overlooking the ocean, the cosy property has 4 luxurious villas of 3 bedrooms with each rounded by lush greens presenting a private home-away-from-home. The apartments located in a serene environment offers guests a rich vacation experience. This luxury property provides a […]

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Africa: Accra City Hotel picks 2017 HR Focus Award


Accra City Hotel one of the leading hospitality brands in the industry has added another feather to its cap. The 4-Star brand has won another award – this time, the “Best HR Management in Hospitality” in Ghana conferred at the 2017 HR Focus Awards in Accra. The locally managed hotel was identified and recognised for demonstrating commitment and excellence in […]

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Africa: Radisson Blu to open hotel number 3 in the Ethiopian city of Bishoftu


The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, adds another iconic Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia, in the city of Bishoftu. The newly constructed Radisson Blu will open in 2020. Carlson Rezidor is operating a Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa, since 2011 and plans to open its second Blu in the city […]

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Hospitality: As Hyatt plans 6 new properties, Hilton is planning 100 new hotels to its chain in Africa over five years


Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to add 100 hotels to its chain in Africa, it said on Thursday, joining other chains keen to tap growing business and international travel on the continent. One property will open in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by the end of this year and another in the […]

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