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African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of this year, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the 12th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is now shattering the dreams of Africa’s hotel industry.

Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) who recently met for the 63rd time.

LEVA Hotels & Resorts has pledged its support to the hospitality industry by continuing expansion across the GCC, Africa and Europe.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed voco The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa.

Spend among African travellers could increase by 27 percent over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, new research from Sabre Corporation recently revealed at the 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly in Mauritius.

AC Hotels, the carefully curated lifestyle brand from Marriott International marked the African debut of the global thought leadership series, AC Unpacked at AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront on September 26 with a lively panelist discussion between local experts shaping the world of Art and Design in The Mother City.

A new study released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) by food and beverage (F&B) strategy and design firm KEANE, forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels.

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of 11 new hotels in Africa within the first nine months of thisyear, accelerating its expansion across the continent.

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

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a master development agreement (MDA) with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments.