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Africa / Middle East

14/03/2017 08h42

Rajit Sukumaran: new CDO at IHG

The hotel group recently announced the appointment of Rajit Sukumaran as Chief Development Officer (CDO) in the AMEA region (Asia, Middle East, Africa).

31/01/2017 09h09

Yaas Hotel Almadies opens in Dakar

The first property belonging to the Mangalis Hotel group operated under the new brand economy brand Yaas Hotels just opened in Dakar, Senegal.

30/01/2017 09h55

Iberostar opens its third property in Morocco

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts continues growth in North Africa with the opening of the Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech scheduled next April.

06/01/2017 09h16

The well has run dry on the hotel industry in the Middle East and North Africa in 2016

For hoteliers in the Middle East and North Africa, results for 2016 are particularly bleak: not only is the region still greatly marked by a context of political instability and insecurity that...

04/01/2017 08h41

2017: Hotel openings the world is waiting for [interactive map]

We invite you on a World Tour of a selection of major openings expected this year. A look at innovative hotel concepts, upscale addresses and exclusive boutique hotels.

03/11/2016 09h58

Meliá signs for three new resorts in Cape Verde

Scheduled for 2019 and 2020, these new additions will allow the Spanish operator to add 600 rooms to its large portfolio in Cape Verde.

28/10/2016 10h08

Swiss International pursues growth in Kenya

The hotel Swiss International Lenana Nairobi should open its doors next month in the center of Kenya's capital. It is the second hotel belonging to the Swiss chain in the country.

19/10/2016 10h50

Marriott International develops its Element brand in Egypt

The leading hotel group worldwide announces the development of a unit under its Element brand in Cairo. This property should open its doors in 2019.

19/10/2016 09h25

The Ascott Limited accelerates development in the MiddleEast

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), subsidiary of the real estate company CapitaLand, reinforces its presence in the region with the signature of three contacts and announces the opening of a hotel in Saudi...

10/10/2016 09h56

Carlson Rezidor enters Angola with five Park Inns by Radisson hotels

Carlson Rezidor enters the Angolan market with the signing of five hotels across the South African country for a total of 650 additional rooms.

29/07/2016 10h28

Dubai to welcome first Hard Rock Hotel in the Middle-East

Hard Rock International chose Dubai to develop its pioneering property in the Middle East. The first 33 floors of the second highest tower in the city will be welcoming the hotel.

12/07/2016 08h17

Radisson Blu follows its growth in Africa

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group reinforces its presence in Africa and announces the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center opening in Kigali, Rwanda.

22/06/2016 14h35

Carlson Rezidor accelerating growth strategy in Africa

The group portfolio has been expanding at a fast pace across African markets, as the continent appears to be at the center of its development strategy. Carlson Rezidor now operates properties in...

07/06/2016 08h53

A second Waldorf Astoria to open soon in Dubai

A new Waldorf Astoria will open in the fall of 2017 in the Dubai's financial district Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

01/06/2016 10h46

April 2016: Cold shower for the Middle East

In April 2016, hotel performances in Africa and the Middle East were very gloomy. Only Egypt, thanks to the Nile Valley, and South Africa come out on top. Turkey, meanwhile, is the country whose...

27/05/2016 03h45

Meet Jean-Jacques Vallet, CEO of Constance Hotels & Resorts group

With the renovation of its seven resorts in the Seychelles and the Island of Mauritius, the hotel group in the Indian Ocean confirms its ambitions and position among the major players in upscale...

01/06/2016 15h57

Cape Verde, an archipelago swept by favorable tourism winds

The Republic of Cape Verde, a small windswept archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, seems like a political and economic haven in Western Africa. This has allowed it to fully develop its tourism...

01/06/2016 15h40

Overview of tourism and the hotel industry in Cape Verde [Infography]

Discover our infography about tourism and the hotel industry in Cape Verde, an extract from our report "Cape Verde, an archipelago swept by favorable tourism winds".