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Cresta Hotels launches new hotel in Cape Town
Cresta Hotels launches new hotel in Cape TownArticle

Cresta Hotels, one of Southern Africa`s largest hotel and business groups, has launched its very first South African hotel, Cresta Grande Cape Town...

16 Apr 2021

Where should African real estate investors put their money?
Where should African real estate investors put their money?Article

2020 was one of the most extraordinary years in living memory. The world to which we'd become so accustomed was flipped on its head...

Barbara Chanakira 10 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 is threatening hotel development growth in AfricaArticle

"We see a slowdown in pipeline growth in 2020, as we all get to grips with the new reality. With so many of the players locked down, fewer deals will be signed, and it is inevitable that some of the planned openings in 2020 will be delayed..."

17 Jun 2020

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Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with new Ibis Styles hotelArticle

Accor Hotels, in partnership with Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia with the opening of a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles...

13 Feb 2020

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Radisson Hotel set to debut in Reunion IslandArticle

The group is now present in three of the four main Indian Ocean Islands, bringing their Indian Ocean portfolio to seven hotels in operation and under development...

10 Jan 2020

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Africa hotel market Q4 2019: Why investors are going at it aloneArticle

Hotel investors across the growing sub-Sahara African market are moving towards greater control of their portfolios through outright and majority ownership...

22 Nov 2019

Nila Yasmin, APO Group African Women in Media Award Winner receiving the APO Group African Women in Media Award from Nicolas Ponpigne-mognard, founder and chairman, APO Group
Ugandan journalist wins APO media awardArticle

Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin wins the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award...

1 Nov 2019

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Radisson Hotel signs third brand to TunisiaArticle

The addition marks the group's fourth hotel in the country...

14 Oct 2019

Why mixed-use is the key to funding African hotel development
Why mixed-use is the key to funding African hotel developmentArticle

A new report from JLL, an international professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance new hotel projects in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development...

16 Sep 2019

Ugandan journalist wins APO invite
Ugandan journalist wins APO inviteArticle

Ugandan journalist Isaac Khisa wins APO Group invitation to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum...

3 Sep 2019

Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APO
Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APOArticle

APO Group will grant an African journalist an all-expenses-paid trip to AHIF conference...

19 Aug 2019

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Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room ratesArticle

According to the most recent 12-month data from STR, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has posted Africa's highest average daily rate (ADR) of $163.79...

11 Aug 2019

Africa's hotel investment forum returns to Ethiopia
Africa's hotel investment forum returns to EthiopiaArticle

One of the most important roles played by AHIF is to facilitate networking between delegates...

26 Jul 2019

Despite challenges, Africa's hotel market experiences strong transactional growth
Despite challenges, Africa's hotel market experiences strong transactional growthArticle

Though Africa remains a market where hotel real estate investment is typically dominated by development, increasing transactional activity is providing much-needed liquidity...

25 Jun 2019

Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022
Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022Article

During this years Indian Ocean Hotel Investment Forum event in Mauritius, the Radisson Hotel Group shared its Indian Ocean development strategy and market insight with hotel owners, developers, banks, investment funds and hotel groups...

29 May 2019

Investment into SA's hospitality set for further disruption, says JLL report
Investment into SA's hospitality set for further disruption, says JLL reportArticle

JLL has released its 2019 SA Hotel Investment Outlook report forecasting that R1.9bn will be invested into new hotels, and around R6.9bn in total over the next three years. This translates into 3,900 new rooms across South Africa...

24 Apr 2019

The new social hubs of urban spaces
The new social hubs of urban spacesArticle

We're all aware of the primary functions of hotels: business and leisure accommodation and, depending on the property, meetings and conferences. Lately, though, hotels have adopted a fresh approach to the ways in which they merge seamlessly with their neighbourhoods...

Avukile Mabombo 28 Jan 2019

Radisson signs RED Hotel in Abidjan
Radisson signs RED Hotel in AbidjanArticle

The Radisson RED Hotel Abidjan, which is scheduled for the Ivorian hospitality industry in 2021, is the Radisson Hotel Group's second Radisson RED signing in Africa...

22 Oct 2018

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APO sponsors journalist for Web Summit 2018Article

Nigerian journalist wins APO Group sponsored-trip to attend Web Summit 2018 in Portugal...

11 Oct 2018

AccorHotels signs Pullman Hotel Accra Airport in Ghana
AccorHotels signs Pullman Hotel Accra Airport in GhanaArticle

The partnership will lead to the opening of the 363-key hotel and serviced apartments, making it the largest hotel and the first dual hospitality offering in Ghana set to open in 2021...

3 Oct 2018

Hilton invests $1m in sustainable travel, tourism programmes across Africa
Hilton invests $1m in sustainable travel, tourism programmes across AfricaArticle

Hilton has invested $1m in driving sustainable travel and tourism in Africa, incorporating five key areas, namely that of youth opportunities, water stewardship, anti-human trafficking, local sourcing of entrepreneurs and protecting wildlife-based tourism...

3 Oct 2018

Hotel investment strategies evolving in Sub-Saharan Africa
Hotel investment strategies evolving in Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Xander Nijnens of JLL Sub-Saharan Africa, recently presented insights from the report An Evolving Landscape - Spotlight on Africa 2018 - JLL Hotels and Hospitality at the 2018 Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi...

3 Oct 2018

Hilton set to double Africa footprint, opens Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection
Hilton set to double Africa footprint, opens Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio CollectionArticle

Legend Hotel Lagos Airport sees the introduction of Hilton's Curio Collection to Africa and marks the milestone of 500 operating hotels across EMEA...

2 Oct 2018

HVS' Hotel Valuation Index reveals Africa hotel market evolving despite challenges
HVS' Hotel Valuation Index reveals Africa hotel market evolving despite challengesArticle

The fifth edition of the HVI analysed the hotel values of 26 markets operating in 19 African countries, providing crucial information for investors...

5 Sep 2018

Protea Hotel by Marriott adds new wing to Pretoria property
Protea Hotel by Marriott adds new wing to Pretoria propertyArticle

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield has announced the opening of an additional wing to its property with 86 rooms and enhanced facilities...

26 Jul 2018

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THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourismArticle

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

2 Jul 2018

Radisson Hotel Dakar, Diamniadio
Radisson Blu leads in hotel development in AfricaArticle

Radisson Blu's portfolio has spiked significantly in Africa to include 86 hotels (17,800 rooms) in operation and under development...

13 Jun 2018

Marriott unveils its transformation plan for the Sheraton brand
Marriott unveils its transformation plan for the Sheraton brandArticle

"With our Sheraton transformation plan, we've put together all of the pieces of the equation to work cooperatively with our owners to set this iconic brand on a new, disciplined and successful path. We are ready, our vision is clear and the energy is robust for Sheraton."

7 Jun 2018

Cape Town retains lion's share of planned hotel developments
Cape Town retains lion's share of planned hotel developmentsArticle

"While Cape Town continues to offer great opportunities for hotel investment, it is exciting to see new hotel construction projects all over South Africa..."

5 Jun 2018

Experience all-suite luxury at the Peninsula Hotel
Experience all-suite luxury at the Peninsula HotelArticle

The iconic windswept trees that hug the Queens Beach corner of Sea Point's Platinum Mile signify a strong link to the past for the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel. Its recent refurbishment has polished the perks that regulars love, while adding a fresh sparkle with soothing touches of the sunset-kissed sea everywhere you look...

Leigh Andrews 24 May 2018

Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa
Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East AfricaArticle

The impact of the elevated supply growth across the region will likely continue to be felt in 2018, but strong demand fundamentals will improve hotel performance thereafter...

24 Apr 2018

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Africa: On a roller coaster rideArticle

Elections are very important for the hospitality industry in Africa. Investors - those who stay in hotels, and those who invest in them - need stability, which breeds confidence, and that means economic growth...

Trevor Ward 5 Apr 2018

Ups and downs for Africa's hotel market in 2017
Ups and downs for Africa's hotel market in 2017Article

2017 proved another evolutionary year for Africa's hotel market as the continent continued to attract investment while economic and political events, currency shifts, and fluctuating tourism demand meant both risk and reward...

6 Mar 2018

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Carlson Rezidor rebrands to leverage international brand equity of the Radisson nameArticle

"The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group is an evolution of our long-term partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. Together, we are clarifying and executing a new brand architecture to create more value for our guests and owners."

6 Mar 2018

Saudis, Singapore check into AccorHotels
Saudis, Singapore check into AccorHotelsArticle

AccorHotels announced the sale of a 55% stake in the subsidiary that owns its hotels to a group of international investors including the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Singapore...

1 Mar 2018

Onomo Hotels acquires Signature Lux, focuses on Africa strategy
Onomo Hotels acquires Signature Lux, focuses on Africa strategyArticle

As the old adage states: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' It is with this in mind that Signature Lux Hotels has announced its acquisition by Onomo Hotels.

22 Feb 2018

African aviation development conference heads to Cape Town
African aviation development conference heads to Cape TownArticle

AviaDev, will take place in Cape Town in June 2018. The event, which is dedicated to advancing Africa's connectivity across the continent, is expecting 250-300 delegates and 30 airlines...

29 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018Article

Today's hotel developers are under constant pressure to 'future-proof' their respective hotel projects. We see this translate into the function and style of hotels under development, as well as those hotels that have recently commenced operations across the continent...

Michelé de Witt 25 Jan 2018

Eight hotel trends in sub-Saharan Africa to look out for in 2018
Eight hotel trends in sub-Saharan Africa to look out for in 2018Article

Following a subdued performance in 2017, hotels in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to improve its performance in 2018 with budget and midmarket segments showing strong demand...

23 Jan 2018

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IHG expands resorts portfolio with four new properties in South East AsiaArticle

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the growth of its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties...

19 Oct 2017

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US revokes economic sanctions against Sudan: What it means for hospitality businessesArticle

News of the revocation of economic sanctions against Sudan by the United States government is music to the ears of businesses and investors interested in Africa's third largest country...

Josephine Wawira 18 Oct 2017

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Marriott reinforces Africa expansion with new hotels, $8.5bn capital investmentArticle

Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in African with seven new hotel signings. Reinforcing is continued expansion in Africa, the global chain is targeting...

11 Oct 2017

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Winners of World Travel Awards Africa announcedArticle

The World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 saw Rwanda take top honours as Africa's leading destination...

11 Oct 2017

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#THINCAfrica: The power of consolidation in hotel managementArticle

“Imagine if just 30 of the 78 hotel groups joined forces into an alliance partnership and consolidated into one powerful hotel management company..."

12 Sep 2017

Peninsula GM Chris Godenir receiving THINC award
#THINCAfrica: Peninsula All-Suite Hotel GM awarded for exceptional business modelArticle

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel GM was presented with a Special Recognition General Manager of the Year Award during the THINC Africa conference. His new age thinking is evident in his belief that real disruption...

5 Sep 2017

From left, Stephen Rushmore (global CEO and president of HVS), James Vos (Democratic Alliance shadow minister of tourism) and Tim Smith (managing partner HVS South Africa).
#THINCAfrica: Value of African hotel markets growing despite challengesArticle

The number of markets included in the 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index continues to grow each year, exemplifying the ever-increasing interest in the African hotel market...

1 Sep 2017

Global president and CEO of HVS, Stephen Rushmore
#THINCAfrica: More sophisticated market sees hotel investment become less riskyArticle

Hotel investors, lenders, and management companies have become increasingly sophisticated over the past 10 years. As such, hotels are less risky investments and will attract investors with a long holder period...

31 Aug 2017

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?Article

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017

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