Radisson Hotel Group to double its West and Central Africa portfolio by 2025

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has identified West & Central Africa as key markets in its African development strategy, growing its portfolio from one hotel in 2008 to the current portfolio of 25 hotels in operation and under development. With its robust expansion strategy, the Group is on track to cement its leadership…

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IFC backs Kasada Capital to support the hospitality sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

SSA – Kasada Capital Management (Kasada), the investment platform within Kasada Group dedicated to hospitality investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced that IFC will form a partnership with Kasada Hospitality Fund LP by providing senior loan financing to accelerate Kasada’s strategy of building a strong and resilient hotel portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa. IFC will extend up to US$160 million of…

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Jamie Pujara – Hospitality Guru Wins Global Award As He Dabbles Into Real Estate To Pivot From Covid-19

Jamie Pajura was recently awarded the prestigious Mark Lincoln Volunteer of the Year Award 2021 by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization for his selfless dedication to helping fellow business owners survive the Covid-19 pandemic. An entrepreneur whose family opened Nairobi’s first Chinese restaurant Tin Tin Restaurant in 1978, he is an avid investor with prior forays into E-commerce and has recently entered the real estate business. Africa Inc. magazine had a chat with Jamie Pujara.

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Radisson Blu celebrates a decade as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe, confirms 16 new signings in EMEA

WORLD – Radisson Hotel Group is celebrating Radisson Blu’s reconfirmed position as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe for the past decade and continues its successful portfolio growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa with over 2,000 rooms and 16 signings added to the Group’s portfolio in quarter 1. In a year of historic challenges, Radisson Hotel Group has…

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Dubai’s Aleph Hospitality inks management deal for three hotels in Kenya

KENYA – Dubai-based hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed management contracts for three Kenyan hotels – Boma Nairobi, Boma Inn Nairobi, and Boma Inn Eldoret, fully owned by Red Court Hotel, a subsidiary of Kenya Red Cross Society. As part of the agreement, Aleph Hospitality has pledged financial support to the Kenya Red Cross, by donating a percentage of…

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Hemingways Group appoints Ross Evans as new CEO

KENYA – Luxury hotels chain Hemingways Group, has appointed Ross Evans as the new Chief Executive Officer responsible for all management of the Hemingways Group which includes the Hemingways Collection luxury hotel division, Express Travel Group and Hemingways Expeditions effective April 1, 2021. Evans will replace Alastair Addison who will be stepping down as chief executive. Prior to his appointment,…

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Courtyard Hotel Rosebank Johannesburg reopens after refurbishment

SOUTH AFRICA – Courtyard Hotel Rosebank in Johannesburg has refurbished its rooms and reopened to accommodate its first group of guests since its temporary suspension of services at the start of Covid-19 lockdown. With fresh furniture, furnishings and air-conditioning units, the hotel is keen to welcome back guests. The 83-room Courtyard Hotel Rosebank is located in a trendy business and…

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Radisson Hotel Group eyes 30 openings across MEA and Europe in 2021

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group has outlined plans to add 30 hotels and over 5,000 rooms to its portfolio across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2021. The openings will include seven properties under the group’s growing Radisson Collection brand in France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, with new locations including Seville and Lyon. Last month the Grand Hotel…

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Radisson Hotel Group continues with Africa expansion despite Covid-19 challenges

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group has made Africa the centre of its growth strategy and aims to reach around 150 hotels in operation and under development by 2025. Ahead of its five-year plan, the company continues its transformation and seeks to cement its leadership across the continent but also aims to be recognized as one of the top three hotel…

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Sun International becomes latest member of Global Hotel Alliance

SOUTH AFRICA – Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, and operator of the award-winning, multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, announced that Sun International will become the latest addition to its growing network of over 35 independent brands and 570 hotels in 85 countries. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed, Sun International is one of the largest…

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