Accor signs first Mantis in Kenya, to debut in 2024

KENYA – Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey is expanding its footprint in Eastern Africa with the opening of the first Mantis property in Kenya. The Mantis Masai Mara Eco-Lodge is set to become a highlight property for the brand and the group, offering direct access to the Mara-Serengeti…

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Radisson Hotel Group announces a record year in Africa with 13 signings

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has announced a hotel expansion record in Africa with 13 signings to date, translating to a new hotel signed every 20 days. The Group’s expansion drive, adding 2,500 rooms to its African portfolio, includes the announcement of nine hotels in Morocco, the Group’s debut in Djibouti and the introduction…

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Accor expands luxury footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa with Fairmont in Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – Accor, a world augmented hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is adding a new flagship property to its portfolio in Africa with Fairmont Djibouti. Set to open in 2024, the hotel will feature 155 rooms and 10 serviced apartments, with five food and beverage outlets combined with 1,398 sqm of Meetings…

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Sheraton Hotels unveils new vision at Sheraton Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has unveiled newly transformed spaces at Sheraton Djibouti. The 185-room hotel is the first Sheraton in Africa to bring to life the brand’s new vision of its guest experience and showcases signature elements from the new concept following a multi-million-dollar investment by Constellation Hospitality Group.  The reimagined spaces…

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Kempinski Hotels appoints three Area General Managers for MEA region

AFRICA – After restructuring its Middle East & Africa region, Kempinski Hotels has appointed three seasoned hoteliers as Area General Managers to oversee a number of the group‘s luxurious hotels at the same time as keeping the responsibility for their own hotels as general managers. Sébastien Mariette, the new Area General Manager Levant started his journey with Kempinski in 2007 and…

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Accor welcomes Safari Hotels & Conference Centre in Windhoek to its portfolio

NAMIBIA – Safari Hotels & Conference Centre, a prominent two-hotel complex in Windhoek, has become the first property in Namibia to join Accor’s portfolio. The iconic city resort, conveniently located next to Eros Airport and just 10 minutes from the city centre, features the 215-key Safari Court Hotel, the 199-key Safari Hotel, and the country’s most prominent conference centre, with…

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Kerten Hospitality appoints Wafik Youssef as Chief Operating Officer

AFRICA – Kerten Hospitality has appointed  Wafik Youssef, whose last role was as a vice president of operations for Kempinski Hotels in the Middle East and Africa region, its Chief Operating Officer. In this key role, Wafik Youssef will oversee the rollout of new hotel openings and grow the hospitality group’s footprint. Youssef’s career spans two decades and three continents and the…

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Radisson Hotel Group unveils its 16th hotel in South Africa with the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg

SOUTH AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg as part of the Group’s ambitious expansion plan in South Africa. Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel boosts the Group’s South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development and also places the Group firmly on track to reach its…

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City Lodge Group sells hotels in Kenya and Tanzania for US$9.6m

TANZANIA –  South Africa’s City Lodge Hotel Group is selling its stakes in three hotels in Kenya, as well as its City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, to subsidiaries of the UK-based investment firm Actis. The Kenyan hotels, 127-room Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, the 171-room City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers in Runda also in Nairobi and the…

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Hospitality group Sun International appoints Sam Sithole as chairperson

SOUTH AFRICA – Hospitality and gaming group Sun International has announced the appointment of Sam Sithole as its new chairperson as it navigates the turbulent Covid-19 environment. Sithole replaces Jabu Mabuza, who recently died from Covid–19. Sun International chief executive Anthony Leeming said that Sithole brought a wealth of experience to the group with a proven track record at the company.…

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