Starwood Hotels & Resorts opens 7 hotels in Africa 2016
The management of Starwood Hotels & Resorts has concluded arrangement to open seven hotel properties across Africa.
The new openings next year will include Four Points by Sheraton Oran in November marking the entry of the brand into Algeria and Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene (Nigeria) in 2016.
Others include The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa, after conversion which marks the entry of the brand into Egypt, followed by opening of a new Westin in Cairo, The Westin Katameya Dunes in early 2016, further strengthening the Westin brand presence and consolidating Starwood’s position as a leading hospitality player in Egypt, the debut of Starwood’s ultra-luxury brand, St. Regis in Egypt and the opening of The St. Regis Cairo in 2016.
Re-opening of the iconic Sheraton Cairo after extensive renovation in 2016; opening of Sheraton Conakry, marking the entry of the brand and Starwood’s first hotel in Guinea.
“Our long legacy gives us a competitive edge and our lifestyle brands are resonating with the aspirational and fast growing middle class in the region. Our accelerated growth and strengthened footprint is driving market share and building loyalty beyond reason. New openings will bring new opportunities for employment for the young and aspiring talent,” said, Vice President, Regional Director Operations for Starwood in Africa and Indian Ocean, Hassan Ahdab.
Starwood currently operates nearly 9,500 rooms in 13 countries including Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda. It is now set to debut into new countries like Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan and Tanzania and will soon have more than 13,000 rooms with presence in 21 countries in Africa generating thousands of employment opportunities across the continent.