Africa: Karl Hala Appointed General Manager Ethiopian Skylight Hotel


Austrian hotelier, Karl Hala, has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa. He has previously served for six years as the General Manager of the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi alongside holding the position as Director of Africa Operations for IHG. Hala has spent the last 35 years at InterContinental Hotel Group with […]

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Africa: Accra City Hotel’s Yaw K. Mamphey Scoops 2019 Haute Grandeur Hotel Marketing Award


Accra City Hotel’s Mr. Yaw K. Mamphey has been named “Best Marketing Director of the Year 2019 in Africa”. Mamphey won the award at the 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Hotel Awards Night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Well-known for his friendly and professional character, unique sense of humour and his infectious laugh, Yaw K. Mamphey joined Accra City Hotel as […]

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Africa: Cairo hotels reach highest occupancy in over a decade, JLL says


Hotels in Cairo reached their top performance in over a decade as more visitors flock to the Egyptian capital and a limited supply of new hotel projects boosted occupancy amid a wider economic recovery. Cairo’s hotels recorded a 3 per cent jump in occupancy levels to 73 per cent in the year to August compared to the same period last […]

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Africa: Hotel Association directs members to remit consumption tax to Lagos state government

Hotel Owners And Managers Association of Lagos state, the umbrella body of hotel operators in the state, has issued a directive to all its members to henceforth collect and remit the Hotel Occupancy Restaurant Consumption tax to the Lagos State Government in obedience to a recent court judgement. The body also directed its members to stop charging Value Added Tax, […]

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Ecobank Asks Court to Order Sale of Obat’s Abuja Hotel to Offset N5bn Debt

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Ecobank Plc has asked the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, to authorise it to sell an Abuja hotel belonging to Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited to offset a N5billion debt its being owed by the firm. The bank noted in its motion on notice filed on October 18, 2019, that it and Obat Oil, owned […]

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Africa: Accra City Hotel named Historical Hotel of the Year 2019

Accra City Hotel, one of the leaders of hôtellerie in Ghana, has won two international awards at Global and Country levels. Scooping first place in the World at the 2019 edition of the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards in the category: Global Winner as Luxury Historical Hotel and the Haute Grandeur Excellence Hotel Awards awarded in the category: Best Historical […]

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News: Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakech Best in Africa, 6th in the World


The American luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler published on Monday, October 7, their ranking for the Reader’s Choice Awards. Royal Mansour Hotel placed as the best hotel in Africa and the 6th best hotel in the world. Reader’s Choice Awards is an annual survey that the magazine launched in 32 years ago. It lists the best 50 […]

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Hotel: Hilton Reaches Milestone of 100 Properties in Africa


Hilton has announced at the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston, a deal which marks the first for the brand in Africa and a milestone of 100 hotels trading or under development on the African continent for Hilton in its centenary year. A franchise agreement was signed with Afrirent Pty through its Indalo […]

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News: 700 New Hotel Restaurants and Bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

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

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