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Just four words are needed to sum up the main findings of this year’s African hotel chain development pipeline survey conducted by W Hospitality Group, in association with the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF); those words are Egypt, Morocco, Accor and Marriott.

WTM Africa 2022, held from April 11-13 in Cape Town, South Africa, was a huge success with preliminary numbers indicating that pre-scheduled appointments for this year exceeded the number of appointments booked at the show in 2019.

Marriott International has appointed Richard Collins as its area vice president for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious African growth and development plan with five new hotel signings secured across the continent to date this year, adding almost 600 rooms to its African portfolio. This year, the group aims to add more than a dozen hotels, reaching just over 100 hotels in operation and under development on the continent.

Marriott International recently announced it has signed an agreement with Baraka Lodges LTD. to enter the safari segment in Africa.

ILTM Africa is counting the days until its return to Cape Town, with just weeks to go until the international luxury travel industry meets in Cape Town for the first time since 2019. 

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is set to open on April 01, timed perfectly for guests to see Victoria Falls when it’s at its most impressive.

Radisson Hotel Group has announced its entry into Madagascar with the opening of three hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel, Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Center.

Kanoo Africa, a segment of Kanoo Shipping, and a division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo, has been nominated to provide logistics and shore support for the Weddell Sea Project.

Premium tyre manufacturer Continental recently handed over the Best Goalkeeper Award for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (AFCON) at the conclusion of the tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon.