Hyatt reveals plans for six new hotels in Africa by 2020
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has revealed it will build and open six new hotels in Africa by the year 2020 doubling its presence on the continent.
The company will open new hotels in Cameroon, Algeria and Senegal alongside two more hotels in Morocco and Tanzania where it already has a presence.
“We are looking for more opportunities to expand in East Africa with continued government investment in infrastructure. There is a growing middle class presence and an international recognition of the region’s stability,” said Hyatt in a press release. In the first half of 2017 Hyatt enjoyed a 14 per cent year-on-year increase in international arrivals in East Africa.
It says the hotels will create around 2,100 jobs and will double Hyatt’s presence in Africa. Potential countries for further expansion could include Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Ivory Coast.
With an 11 per cent growth in the sub-Saharan African tourism during the past year, according to the UN World Tourism Organization, Hyatt’s shows the operator is determined to boost its influence across the continent to match its strong worldwide operations.