Following BON Hotels’ acquisition of 4 Protea Hotels in Nigeria from Mariott Hotels last year, and with further management contracts under negotiation, the group has commenced an aggressive rebranding and refurbishment plan to have all the hotels completed for re-launch later this year.
Hotel development in Africa jumps 30% to 64,000 rooms, Nigeria leading in numbers, followed by Angola
The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey.
Africa’s No.1 hotel booking portal, Jovago.com, organised the second edition of its Customer Experience Training tagged, “CUSTOMER SERVICE…MY RESPONSIBILITY” on the 22nd of August, 2015 at its head office in Yaba, Lagos.
The findings of this year’s Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, produced by Lagos-based consultancy W Hospitality Group, show that Hilton is leading the race to develop new hotels in Africa with 7,250 rooms in its pipeline, spread over 29 new properties, 18% up on the previous year. Hot on its heels is Carlson Rezidor, with 6,953 new rooms in development spread across 32 hotels.
Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with an unprecedented five awards by the voters of the 22nd World Travel Awards.
Nigeria’s largest hotel booking website,Hotels.ng, has secured an investment of $1.2 million from international investors EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund, a seed-stage technology fund, and Omidyar Network, the investment vehicle of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
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