Football legend opens his first African hotel in Marrakech, Morroco next year. He already has two: one is his home town of Madeira Islands and another in Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Two more will also be opened in Madrid and New York
Hotels across much of the the Middle East saw significant performance declines in 2017. At the same time, STR report this week that Africa’s hotels achieved significant growth across all key performance metrics
Eight top trends in the hotel market for 2018 from JLL, which is forecasting a boom across the hotel sector this year especially in the budget and mid-market segments
“We have identified Nigeria as a key country for scaled growth, and the addition of our second Radisson Blu in the megacity of Lagos perfectly complements our development strategy”
Spending on leisure and hospitality construction has improved significantly since 2012, rising to US$181 billion in 2016 and forecast to reach US$232 billion by 2021, supported by growing tourism, particularly in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. Within these, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the UAE and Qatar are all expected to grow at above […]
Dream Hotel School is an initiative between Sondela Academy and Dream Hotels and Resorts, providing a Work Integrated Learning process during which qualification outcomes are combined with business processes in the workplace. Today on Bizcommunity.com, Diederick Reinecke, campus manager: Dream Hotel School explains the attractions for hospitality workers
Cape Town is forecast to run out of water by the end of April but the city’s hoteliers report tourist numbers during the peak summer season are high. Visitors are even helping combat the shortage. A special report released this week by The Citizen shows the water crisis is not affecting tourist numbers…yet.
A five star Hilton in Nairobi is part of Africa’s tallest building project The Pinnacle set for completion by 2020. At 300 metres it will overtake Johannesburg’s 223m Carlton Centre, offering luxury apartments, commercial office space and shops. Marketing began this month.
A Nigerian start up, which believed online hotel booking was too focused on wealthy foreigners, began listing thousands of value hotels in 2013 aimed at Africans. Four years later Hotels.ng is expanding its portfolio and plans to make every hotel in Africa available to be booked online within four years.
The Ritz in Cape Town reopened on December 15 2017 after closing last year to undergo a complete redesign aimed at attracting 21st century guests and providing the very best hospitality
Third quarter accommodation spend up 4.4 per cent compared with 2016 – numbers slightly down, but people are spending more
Four and five-star hotels have increased over the past decade meeting demand but now investors are turning their attention to mid-scale market development where they see major growth potential
“This latest acquisition is just one part of our ongoing expansion plans as we boost the geographic breadth of our portfolio, while delving deeper into the key verticals we serve”
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