Yes, numbers from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database show that there are 313 projects in Africa’s pipeline. Once completed, these projects will offer 76,048 new rooms to guests. These numbers are important. Tourism has boomed in Africa in recent years. Now, it is up to hotel owners and operators to supply more rooms or risk losing out on the profits.
African Hotel Construction Obstacles
Hotel owners and operators stayed away from Africa for many years. Some of those involved have said this is because the obstacles to investing in the continent were just too high.
Infrastructure presented problems, as did the lack of a workforce trained to accommodate industry standards. This, however, has changed as many major brands have worked to train residents of African countries to meet hospitality and tourism service standards. Many of the countries in the continent have also worked to improve their infrastructures. This all adds up to great conditions for investing in hotels.
Most Active African Countries
With Africa being newly viable for hotel companies, it’s important for savvy hotel owners and operators to know all that they can about what’s happening there.
To this end, we’ve consulted the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database to create a list of African countries with the most active project pipelines. First is Egypt, which has 52 projects and 19,466 rooms in its pipeline. This is no surprise, as the history and culture in the country has long enticed visitors from across the globe.
Next is Morocco, another long-celebrated tourism hub. That country currently has 44 projects in its pipeline with 12,300 new rooms. Third on the list from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database is Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent. Nigeria currently has 38 projects, which, once completed, will yield 9,146 rooms.
The other countries on the list include Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Algeria, Cape Verde, Tunisia and the United Republic of Tanzania.
Let’s take a look at a few projects currently in the African pipeline:
The government of Zimbabwe plans to set up a world class theme park in Victoria Falls …[READ MORE]
City CentreA new Hilton Garden Inn in Lusaka, Zambia …[READ MORE]
will showcase the integration of 5 star luxury and environmental best practice …[READ MORE]
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