5 Facts about Hotel Development in Africa


The hotel development in Africa has been experiencing some milestones in terms of expansion and reach, this goes to show how important Africa as a continent has become in the grand scheme of things, not only in the hospitality sector but also in terms of the economy as the continent continues to attract investors to commit capital into development of projects across cities. Drawing from the W Hospitality’s Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, Jovago brings you five interesting facts about the wave of hotel development in Africa.

  • By number of rooms, Hilton continues to reign supreme. A whooping 7,250 rooms are being developed in its pipeline!

  • The Carlson Rezidor comes after the Hilton with almost 7000 thousand hotels in its pipeline and in third place we find Marriott with 6,412 rooms. We sure won’t run out of luxury rooms in the years to come!

  • By number of hotels, Marriott takes the first place as they have up to 36 hotels in their pipeline, Carlson Rezidor maintains the second spot with 32 hotels and Hilton drops to the third spot with 29 hotels.

  • Ever heard of Mangalis? Well, now you have. They are a new chain taking the hotel world by a storm, although launched in 2013, it has hotel openings in Conakry and Dakar in 2015!

  • In the hotel and hospitality sector, Jovago remains Africa’s No 1 Hotel Booking website bringing even the most remote hotels to the fore.

About Jovago
Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking website, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jovago.com has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.
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