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A new study released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) by food and beverage (F&B) strategy and design firm KEANE, forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels.

A new report from JLL, one of the largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development.

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has launched a new health and wellness initiative, ‘Healthy You. Healthy World,’ across all of its properties in line with its Tomorrow’s World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a master development agreement (MDA) with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts has announced the promotion of Kevork Deldelian to chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa region effective immediately.

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Bernard Fantoli as the new general manager at TIME Grand Plaza Hotel in Dubai.

Marriott International has announced the official debut of Delta Hotels by Marriott into Middle East and Africa with Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hospitality group, signed a hotel management agreement for two new hotels owned by Al Bandary Hotel Management.

The agreement represents the third and fourth Doha properties Centara will manage on behalf of Al Bandary, which also owns Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha, an upper upscale property that opened earlier this year and recently earned a five-star official classification from the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC); and the previously signed Centara Grand Hotel Doha scheduled for opening in 2020.

The B Premiere Hotel, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection, is a new 85-key boutique property located on Al Rawabi Street, within 10 minutes drive from many of the city’s popular attractions, shopping malls and event venues, and 20 minutes by car from Hamad International Airport. The hotel is expected to open by the end of this year.

The 167-key Centara Al Bustan Hotel Doha is currently under construction and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2021.

“We are very excited to be expanding our partnership with Al Bandary with our second and third Doha properties, following the successful launch of Centara West Bay Residences & Suites earlier this year. Doha is a key gateway city to the world and a strategic development destination for Centara, and the management and team at Al Bandary Hotel Management are the perfect partners with whom to realise our growth plans in Qatar,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO, Centara Hotels & Resorts.

OYO Hotels and Homes, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing chains of leased and franchised hotels, homes and living spaces has announced the appointment of Mandar Vaidya as the CEO for Southeast Asia and the Middle East, effective August 01.

Christophe Landais has been appointed CEO of Dubai-based Action Hotels Company (AHC), an owner, developer and asset manager of branded three- and four-star hotels in prime locations throughout the Middle East and Australia.

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