Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to double footprint in Africa by 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts To Double Footprint In Africa By 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to double footprint in Africa by 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced which Hyatt expects to double the number of Hyatt hotels in Africa, with six fresh hotels supposed to open by 2020.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts To Double Footprint In Africa By 2020

The developments are supposed to see the Hyatt brand enter four fresh countries on the African continent, creating more than 2,100 fresh jobs once open.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts To Double Footprint In Africa By 2020

East Africa is usually one of Hyatt’s primary focus areas within the near term, with the region benefiting by continued government investment in infrastructure, an expanding middle class along with also a growing international recognition of the region’s stability, all contributing to an 11 per cent growth in Sub-Saharan African tourism within the past year alone.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts To Double Footprint In Africa By 2020

According to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, the first half of 2017 saw a 14 per cent increase in international arrivals in East Africa over the same period in 2016, with intra-Africa travel up nearly 13 per cent the same period.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts To Double Footprint In Africa By 2020

“The development opportunities for Hyatt in Africa are significant, along with also we see enormous potential within the region.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts To Double Footprint In Africa By 2020

“This particular expansion reinforces our commitment to developing our pipeline in Africa,” said Peter Penev, vice president acquisitions along with also development for Hyatt.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts To Double Footprint In Africa By 2020

“With the introduction of a Pan-African, visa-free passport next year alongside the continued improvement within the connectivity along with also growth of the region’s airlines, we expect tourist along with also business travel will only continue to enhance.

“We look forward to working with our local developers along with also partners to further deliver on our ambitious plan to help grow the hotel industry in East Africa.”

Of Hyatt’s expected six fresh hotels, four are market entries: Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport, Algeria (late 2018); Hyatt Regency Douala, Cameroon (late 2020); Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (summer 2018) along with also Hyatt Centric Dakar, Senegal (summer 2018).

In its established markets, Hyatt is usually expanding its footprint with Park Hyatt Marrakech, Morocco (early 2019) along with also Hyatt Regency Arusha, Tanzania (early 2019), each becoming the third Hyatt-branded hotel in each country, respectively.

As part of a long-term plan to expand in Sub-Saharan Africa, Hyatt will continue to look for further opportunities across countries like Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana along with also Côte d’Ivoire.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to double footprint in Africa by 2020

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