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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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Nigeria, others lead Africa’s hotel construction pipeline figures for Q3 2011

According a release by Lodging Econometrics, Africa’s total hotel construction pipeline figures of 190 projects and 37,141 guestrooms has been trending upward incrementally for three consecutive quarters and is up 7 per cent by projects and 10 per cent by rooms from the first quarter of 2010. Morocco (11,955 guestrooms), Nigeria (3,937) and South Africa (2,492) account for half of the region’s total pipeline.

The recent escalations in political and civil unrest in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and recently in Morocco could dampen development activity in Northern Africa in the future.

However, the release noted that the rapid recessionary declines in Europe’s hotel construction pipeline have abated, even as the pipeline is in a lower bottoming channel for a fifth consecutive quarter and will likely remain there until the sovereign debt crisis eases, national economies show more vigorous recovery, improvement in hotel operations accelerates and construction financing becomes more available.

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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Nigeria, others record +8% growth in tourists arrivals for Q1 2011

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As overall international tourist arrivals grew by 4.5 per cent in the first four months of 2011, Nigeria and other countries in the sub-Saharan Africa have been credited with a remarkable growth of over 8 per cent, just as the region also scored high on growth forecasts for the rest of 2011.

According to the latest issue of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, growth was positive in all regions with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa due to what it described as emerging challenges. Some sub-regions achieved double-digit growth: South America (+17 per cent), South Asia (+14 per cent), and Southeast Asia (+10 per cent), with Europe leading overall growth rate for the period.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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Africa Business Travel Association set to launch in Nigeria

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South Africa-based African Business Travel Association (ABTA) has concluded arrangements for a Nigeria launch of the continental body of private sector operators in the tourism and travel industry.

The Nigeria launch, scheduled for the Protea Hotel Ikoyi, Lagos, on July 14 is expected to draw the region’s leading corporate travel bookers, buyers and procurement professionals, as well as Industry suppliers, travel agents and travel management companies.

Through ‘Education, Innovation and Collaboration’, the Association will provide a platform for African Business Travel professionals to work together towards elevating the standard of the Business Travel Industry across the Continent.

The event will feature 3 educational sessions focusing on how the local business travel industry is coping with an increased demand for service delivery, from both local and international clients as well as what obstacles corporations face when trying to mandate global practices locally.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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Fashola officially opens N18bn Golden Tulip Hotel Festac


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Barely months after opening its doors to receive guests, Golden Tulip Hotels in Festac, Lagos, has officially opened with Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola assuring of the state’s readiness to continue to partner with the corporate sector to boost capacity and infrastructural development in the state.

Governor Fashola who was represented by his deputy, Mrs Orelope Adefulire, at the weekend event which held at the hotel’s premises in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, said the official launch of the Golden Tulip Festac, was a product of the state’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme embarked upon to reposition Lagos as a major tourist and business destination.
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Unilag agog for AfriCaribbean Festival 2011


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The New Department of Creative Arts Complex, the Social Sciences Complex and up to Commercial Road of the University of Lagos, in Akoka, Yaba, Lagos will wear a new look and sound as the train of the 4th Annual Unilag-AfriCaribbean Festival gets into gear of fanfare.

The Carnival train which leaves the Senate Building area of the university travels round the campus before terminating at the carnival ground for performances will feature some Caribbean and African countries in the train.

Organized by the 300-Level students of the Creative Arts Department, Faculty of Arts, of the university, the festival is a colourful parade of the best of Black African culture as displayed by department’s students representing their countries of birth.
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Bakari unveils new outlook for Abuja Carnival 2011


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The 2011 Abuja International Carnival management Committee (CMC) has disclosed that 70 per cent of this year’s carnival would be based on contemporary style while 30 per cent would be devoted to lyrics of Nigeria traditions in line with what it described as global standard of carnivals.

The CMC has also mapped out plans to make the event more colourful for the delight of carnival lovers and tourists both from the other parts of the world. This is in view of the fact that the tourism industry in the country has in recent times gained more recognition as an avenue for leisure, entertainment and gainful employment
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #7
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[CENTER]Nigeria, others lead Africa’s hotel construction pipeline figures for Q3 2011

According a release by Lodging Econometrics, Africa’s total hotel construction pipeline figures of 190 projects and 37,141 guestrooms has been trending upward incrementally for three consecutive quarters and is up 7 per cent by projects and 10 per cent by rooms from the first quarter of 2010. Morocco (11,955 guestrooms), Nigeria (3,937) and South Africa (2,492) account for half of the region’s total pipeline.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:06 AM   #8
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Nigeria has been having an hotel boom for the past 5 years and it doesn't look like stopping anytime soon, every time I check the news one hotel or another is being built.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:13 AM   #9
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But really man,12,000 Rooms in Morocco is Just ...lol
There must be a real Boom over there, or something......
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Morocco is becoming to europeans what hawaii is for americans as far as vacationing
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Old August 27th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #15
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LOL, ''Old school'' themed adverts, No one advertises this way anymore.
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Hotes being developed in Lagos (Current) Nigeria - Second Fastest hotel Growth in Africa



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Red Carnation eyes Nigeria with best of hospitality marketing

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Recently, the Red Carnation Hotel group was on a tour of Nigeria to discover for itself the huge tourism and hospitality potential of the country.

The hotel chain with 13 outstanding luxury hotels in London, Dorset and Guernsey in the UK, South Africa, Geneva, Switzerland, and Palm Beach, Florida, USA, came to Nigeria to prospect for business, especially for its South African outlets as Nigeria contributes a huge percentage of South African’s tourists arrival in recent times.

Of course, Sally Gray, general manager, Red Carnation Hotel Collection, South Africa, did not fail to give prospective Nigerian guests reasons to lodge in any of the three hotels of the international chain in South Africa.

From The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in Western Cape to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town all in South Africa, Gray notes that each of these hotels is distinguished by an absolute commitment to attentive service and the comfort of every guest.

Among the reasons, according to her, is the competitive pricing, the accessibility of the locations, offering of similar palates from visitor’s country, parade of world-class hospitality facilities and the very personalised services that are rare on the continent’s hospitality offering.

“Our Nigerian guests will always be genuinely welcomed as friends, and they are coming to experience our hotels as their ‘home away from home’ and leaving with warm and happy memories,” according to her.

On the other hand, Khanyisile Mcunu, sales executive, The Oyster Box, explains further that the Nigerian business and leisure travellers are welcomed as the hotel chain has on offer in everyone of its outlets, best of hospitality and business facilities that enable guests achieve whatever purpose they have for their visits. From the furnishing, cuisines, services to the beverage, there is always something African and by extension, Nigerian on offer, explains Mcunu.

“As a customer, you will appreciate the quality of service we provide, and the environment in which we deliver it, is central to our objectives. But our concerns go beyond this, and below we have set out a brief summary of what they are and how, without compromising the quality you receive, we make these concerns count, ” Mcunu states.

Taking his time to invite Nigerians over to his country and to Red Carnation Hotel Collections in the Rainbow country, Wayne Coetzer, general manager, The Oyster Box, Durban, says all the three hotels are adventure of fun and offer value for money.

The Oyster Box, according to him, is one of South Africa’s best loved and most distinguished, luxury seaside hotels, while a visit to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is one on a discovery of the magic of Cape Town and the charm of the 70-room luxury hotel that combines ocean and mountain with breathtaking views in every direction.

However, Bushmans Kloof is a place of ancient and untamed beauty, unlike any other. Coetzer notes that the extraordinary haven nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains just 270 kilometres from Cape Town, is the ideal wilderness getaway to escape, restore and relax. As the Cape Town International Jazz Festival kicks off this month, The Twelve Apostles welcomes you to South Africa’s cultural landscape with a cup of wine to cool off at its reception.

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Largest Hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa (Last updated in 2007, I've just edited some Nigerian figures now - so some of the other countries figures, might need updating.)


1. Eko Hotel & Suites - **** - 825 rooms - built 1983, 1988, 2014 (Lagos, Nigeria)
2. Hotel Ivoire - *** - 750 rooms - built 1973, 1977 (Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire)
3. Transcorp Hilton Abuja Hotel - ***** - 670 rooms - built 1987 (Abuja, Nigeria)
4. Southern Sun Waterfront - **** - 546 rooms - built 1998 (Cape Town, South Africa)
5. Sheraton Abuja Hotel & Towers - **** - 540 rooms - built 1985 (Abuja, Nigeria)
6. The Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays - ***** - 483 rooms - built 2003 (Cape Town, South Africa)
7. Golden Tulip, Festac - ***** - 471 rooms - built 2011 (Lagos, Nigeria)
8. Southern Sun Elangeni - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971, 1973 (Durban, South Africa)
9. Birchwood Executive Hotel - *** - 450 rooms - built 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007 - (Johannesburg, South Africa)
10. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995 (Johannesburg, South Africa)


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Eko Hotel & Suites Group, the prestigious hotel of international standard in Lagos, has announced the completion of its Eko Signature wing with 171 rooms to its existing 654 rooms at Eko Hotel, Eko Suites and Eko Gardens respectively. The Director, Sales and Marketing, Eko Signature, Iyadunni Gbadebo disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos recently.

"With a bold contemporary style and additional 171 exquisitely furnished 5-star suites, Eko Hotels Group now becomes the largest hotel in West Africa with 825 rooms", Gbadebo said.

She said further, "Each room has an elegant modern setting, with a contemporary European touch. Eko Signature rooms are tastefully designed and furnished; from the rooms our guests can have the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, city activities and the Kuramo Lagoon".

"As the name implies, Eko Signature is a hotel that can compete with any international hotels at all levels. It is pertinent to state that Nigeria is a big country, and there is need to meet up with the demand with the availability of hotels with high standard facilities like the ones in the hotel.

"With the opening of this unique hotel, I can attest to the fact that with the facilities at Eko Signature, our customers are bound to taste and feel the friendly calm of unpretentious luxury", Gbadebo added.

Eko Signature comprises of 146 Club Suites, 9 Premium Suites, 15 Signature Suites and one Presidential Suite.

Aside from the new 171 rooms, the hotel had other facilities like a bar, six meeting rooms and one boardroom with state-of-the-art presentation technology, butler service, room service, spa and library.

Available in all the luxurious rooms are central air-conditioning with control unit; high speed WIFI Internet access; Cisco guest interface, NIMO enabled Televisions and Telephones.

The Club Suites have 42" LCD Flat Screen Televisions, Premium and Signature Suites with 55" LED Flat Screen Televisions; all suites with White marbled bathrooms installed with both hand and fixed powered showers provided by the popular designer Pascal Morabito from Paris.

Also all the suites have King size bed with soft bedding's; espresso coffee machines; Mini bar; Eko Hotel Out With Signature Brand Safe box; the finest European linens, exquisite seating area that provides an ideal place to work, relax and entertain guests.

"Our Presidential Suite covering 202.87 square metres have a provision for waiting area; kitchenette; dinning section; library; guest toilet; 84" inch LED television with Nemo application, two living areas overlooking the view of the lagoon and decorated furniture by Philippe Hurel", Gbadebo disclosed.

The director of sales and marketing confirmed that for the smooth take off of the hotel, the management of Eko Signature has appointed qualified, experienced and well-trained personnel that understand the hospitality business environment to offer excellence services to all guests.

Gbadebo said, "For efficient and satisfactory service delivery, all members of staff of Eko Signature, have undergone 3 months on ABC aspects of training; that cut across Altitude training, Business training and Customer service training".

"Eko Signature customers are bound to meet our highly innovated and very friendly staff that will make their stay a pleasant experience, he concluded.
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This table shows a FRACTION of branded hotels in the Pipeline, so many hotels are not included in this list.



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