Hyatt Hotels & Resorts set to construct six new hotels in Africa


By Antony Kiganda | Construction Review Online October 4, 2017

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is set to construct and open six new hotels in Africa by the year 2020; this is according to a news release from the company. The initiative will eventually lead to their business growth and international travel on the continent.

The company will open the first hotels in Cameroon, Algeria and Senegal. Additionally, it will open two more hotels in Morocco and Tanzania where it already has 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.

Objectives

The hotels will create approximately 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.

Moreover, there was 11% growth in the sub-Saharan African tourism in the past year; this is according to the UN World Tourism Organization. The firm also said that the first half of 2017 saw a 14% year-on-year increase in international arrivals in East Africa.

About Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s top hospitality companies, Hyatt remains committed to caring for people so they can be their best.

This news comes after the opening of a new 19 storey hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. It has tremendous reinforcement towards the city’s reputation as a world-class holiday destination. The owner of hotel- City Bowl is Tsogo Sun.

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