News: Macau Dethroned As City With Highest Number Of 5-Star Hotels


London replaced Macau as the city with highest number of top-rated hotels as new luxury resorts emerged in the European capital, according to the Forbes Travel Guide 2019. London finished with 13 top-ranking hotels this year, and Macau at a close 12. The replacement was due to the addition of new five-star hotels including Bulgari Hotel & Residences; the Langham; […]

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Tourism: Africa Should Invest More in Mid-Market Hotels as Travel Sector Presents New Business Opportunities, Experts Say

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Africa should invest more in mid-market hotels as its growing travel industry begins to present new business opportunities, experts have said. Mid-market branded hotels refer to three-and four-star hotels that are positioned between five-star and entry-level budget hotels. According to a report by leading research group, Euromonitor International, Africa’s tourism and travel sector is on the rise. However, some segments […]

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News: Zimbabwe hotels named among Africa’s best


DESTINATION Zimbabwe continues to attract world attention as some of its hotels have been named among the best in Africa. Recently Frommer and National Geographic Traveller named Zimbabwe as one of the 19 must-see tourism destinations in the world in 2019 while another report by Lonely Planet listed Zimbabwe as the third destination the world must see next year. Frommer […]

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Africa: Rotana to manage new five-star hotel in Nairobi


Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, has signed a hotel management agreement with Mullion Contractors Limited to manage a new five-star hotel and hotel apartments in Kenyan capital Nairobi. Set to open in 2022, the new property will be situated at Upper Hill, a popular business […]

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Africa: Elewana Lodo Springs to open in Kenya next year


Elewana Collection is proud to announce it will open Elewana Lodo Springs in June. The move will bring the total number of properties offered by the brand to 16 camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya. The new high-end tented property will complement the existing product located in Loisaba Conservancy including Loisaba Tented Camp and the […]

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Africa: Ethiopian airlines set to inaugurate 5-star hotel


The Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, a five-star hotel by Ethiopian airlines will be officially inaugurated on January 28 in Addis Ababa, reports News-aero, an aeronautical website citing the Ethiopian press. Ethiopian Skylight Hotel is located five minutes from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. It covers 42,000 m2 and has 373 rooms. The construction of this edifice cost $ 65 million. Ethiopian […]

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Africa: Four And Five-Star Hotel Bookings Peaked During Black Friday – Jumia MD

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Jumia’s Hotel & Flight Marketplace has announced that booking for four and five-star hotels peaked during the just concluded Black Friday which ran between November 2nd and November 30th, 2018. The Managing Director of Jumia’s Hotel & Flight Marketplace, Omolara Adagunodo made this announcement during a press conference held at Krispy Kreme, Victoria Island, Lagos, to review the outgoing year […]

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News: LVMH Expands Into Hotels And Travel


It’s the biggest recent news rocking the hotel business, especially for luxury travelers: today luxury fashion and alcohol conglomerate LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) announced the acquisition of hospitality company Belmond Ltd. Formerly known as Orient Express Hotels, Belmond is the owner, part-owner or manager of 46 luxury hotels, restaurants, trains and river cruises, including some of the most famous […]

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Africa: How Southern Sun Ikoyi GM, Mark Loxley, send forth two of his founding staff in style


The Oduduwa meeting room of the Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel was filled to capacity with friends, clients, suppliers and staff who had gathered to celebrate two of its outstanding employees that have worked commendably over the years. It was an evening filled with excitement for both Alex Mwaura, the Executive Chef and Cornelius Onwah, the Human Resources Manager of the […]

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