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Accor, a worldwide leading-hospitality group is expanding its footprint in Eastern African with the opening of the first Mantis property in Kenya.

Kenya based hospitality technology expert RevSol has partnered with hotel distribution technology leader eRevMax to offer RateTiger as a preferred channel manager to its affiliated properties. The agreement makes RevSol the official provider of RateTiger in the region.

Revenue Solutions East Africa, popularly called RevSol, focuses on providing hotel solutions including PMS and revenue management solutions to help hotels increase efficiency, lower costs and improve performance. Through this new partnership, RevSol will now be an exclusive distributor of RateTiger Channel Manager, Rate Shopper, and other technology solutions that eRevMax offers.

RateTiger will enable RevSol access to new customers, while a local presence with RevSol in East and Central Africa will be beneficial for RateTiger to expand and service a new local market without having to open an office in the region. The partnership will propel us towards creating a better brand awareness for both companies, in the process building brand trust for RevSol and RateTiger. With the elevated expectations of the hotels in the region because of the local presence and office, both RateTiger and RevSol will have to raise their game to a higher standard,” said Brian Mulamba, hotel revenue strategist, RevSol.

RateTiger, powered by LiveOS, provides rate shopping, channel management, booking engine and online distribution solutions to hotels worldwide.


Best Western Hotels & Resorts has introduced three new properties in Kenya, adding 210 additional rooms to its portfolio in Africa.

Avani Hotels & Resorts announced the expansion of its footprint into East Africa with the signing of the first Avani property in Kenya.

Dynamic independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya.

On behalf of the hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels, Aleph Hospitality will operate the new-build property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand.

Bani Haddad, managing director, Aleph Hospitality, commented, “We are thrilled to work with Marriott International to bring the first internationally branded hotel to Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city. As Aleph Hospitality continues to expand across Africa and the Middle East, we are delighted to once again collaborate with Marriott International, following the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia earlier this year.” 

Located in Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, the new hotel will feature 125 rooms with striking lake views, three food and beverage outlets, a rooftop infinity pool, gym, spa and more than 500m2 of meeting space.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Kenya is now ready for tee-off with the launch of its new Fairmont Golf Safari Package ideal for bleisure travellers.

Autograph Collection Hotels welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya.

Travel and tourism in Kenya grew faster than the regional average and significantly above other economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has announced it will reopen the dusitD2 Nairobi hotel at the heart of the 14 Riverside complex as an act of solidarity with the local community following the tragic events which recently took place at the complex.

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya.