Radisson Hotel Group continues with its Africa’s expansion spree in first half of 2022

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group, a multi-national hospitality company, has continued its ambitious African growth strategy in the first half of 2022 and confirmed more than eight hotel openings and market entries with over 1,000 rooms across the region. At the start of 2022, the Group set out plans to add more than a dozen hotels across the continent and…

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Kasada Hospitality Fund acquires Kenya’s Crowne Plaza Hotel

KENYA – Kasada Hospitality Fund, which is backed by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) — the country’s sovereign wealth fund—has fully acquired Crowne Plaza Hotel for an estimated KSh4.6 billion (US$38.77m) from tycoon Nazir Ahmed Akbarali. The deal, which has received regulatory approval, adds to Kasada’s asset acquisitions on the continent after snapping hotels in Rwanda, South Africa, Senegal, Cameroon…

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Hotel management company Rotana launches its services in Egypt

EGYPT – Rotana, a hotel management company, has announced the signing of the management agreement for the Luxor Rotana. This luxury five-star resort in Egypt’s historic city is set to open in Q4 2023 catering to business and leisure travellers. Located in the heart of the world’s greatest open-air museum, this stunning new property will be in close proximity to…

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Hotel group Four Points by Sheraton debuts in Rwanda

RWANDA – Four Points by Sheraton, a part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, has announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali, marking the brand’s debut in Rwanda. Designed to appeal to both business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, approachable and relaxed design, and stylish comfort in the heart of the capital city. Four…

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Hospitality Group PrideInn launches its 8th hotel to tap conference tourism

KENYA – Hospitality Group PrideInn Hotels, Resorts and Camps has opened its 8th hotel along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway in Machakos County. Dubbed PrideInn Plaza, the facility has 64 rooms and suites and nine conference halls. It sits on 50,000 square feet of space capable of hosting 4000 guests. With the new addition, Pride Inn becomes the largest hotel chain capable…

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Radisson Hotel Group debuts first internationally branded 5-star hotel in South Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN – Radisson Hotel Group has announced it debut in South Sudan with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel in country’s fast-growing capital and largest city, Juba aligning with its ambitious African growth and development plan. Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba, is the first internationally branded 5-star hotel and offers 154 bright and contemporary rooms and suites with views of…

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Radisson Blu Upper hill reopens under new management after 16-month closure

KENYA – Global hotel brand Radisson Blu has resumed operations of its outlet in Upper Hill, Nairobi after sixteen months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Low bookings due to the pandemic pushed the establishment to halt operations and send most of its staff home in December 2020. The hotel has now resumed operations under new management led by…

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Nairobi’s Hilton Hotel to cease operation in December after 53 years

KENYA – Hilton Hotel, a five star hotel in the centre of Nairobi city, has announced that it will close its doors indefinitely in December and lay off an unspecified number of workers, underlining the troubles of hotels in the wake of Covid-19 travel slump. The hotel, which is owned 40.57 percent by the government, has pointed to other factors…

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Radisson Hotel Group debuts in Ghana with launch of Number One Oxford Street Hotel & Suites

GHANA – Radisson Hotel Group has announced its debut in Ghana with the opening of Number One Oxford Street Hotel & Suites, a member of Radisson Individuals. In partnership with Belfast City Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kwarleyz Group, the hotel also marks the second Radisson Individuals hotel opening in Africa within the last two weeks. Number One Oxford Street…

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