10 African Countries Embracing Hotel Development Opportunities

African Countries Embracing Hotel Development Opportunities

SUMMARY – AFRICA IS RIPING IN HOTEL DEVELOPMENT, WITH EGYPT LEADING THE WAY FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY MOROCCO, NIGERIA, AND KENYA. THESE COUNTRIES, ALONG WITH OTHERS, OFFER AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRANDS LOOKING TO EXPAND THEIR GLOBAL PRESENCE IN THE AFRICAN MARKET.


Africa has emerged as a promising market for hotel expansion, with developers recognizing the growing demand for hotel rooms in the region. Hilton, in particular, has established a dedicated office for hotel construction in Africa, emphasizing its commitment to enhancing its presence, especially in North Africa.

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Recent data from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database indicates a positive trend in Africa’s hotel construction pipeline. Currently, there are 336 ongoing hotel construction projects across various African countries. Upon completion, these projects will contribute 88,524 guestrooms to the African hospitality landscape. Consequently, it is crucial for brands to include African locations to ensure global reach.

Top 10 African Countries for Hotel Development

 

  1. Egypt: Leading the Way

Egypt takes the lead in new hotel construction projects, with 53 projects currently in progress.

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  1. Morocco: Surpassing Expectations

Morocco, with 50 hotel projects under construction, is expected to surpass Egypt in the near future. Hilton’s decision to establish a development office in Casablanca further reinforces the country’s potential in the global hospitality industry.

  1. Nigeria: Regaining Momentum

With 34 projects in construction, Nigeria demonstrates a significant resurgence of interest in hotel development.

  1. Kenya: On the Rise

Kenya secures fourth place with 24 new hotel projects currently underway.

  1. Ethiopia: Expanding Hospitality

Ethiopia holds the fifth position, with 23 hotels under construction, illustrating its commitment to expanding its hospitality offerings.

  1. South Africa: Nature’s Delight

Renowned for its natural beauty, South Africa boasts 16 hotel projects, making it an attractive destination for outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

  1. Algeria: Steady Progress

Algeria has 12 new hotels currently under construction, showcasing its steady progress in the sector.

  1. Cape Verde: On Par with Algeria

Tied with Algeria, Cape Verde also has 12 hotels in the construction phase, indicating its growing significance in the hotel development landscape.

  1. Tanzania: Embracing Growth

Tanzania secures the ninth spot with 11 hotel projects under construction, embracing the opportunities for growth in the hospitality industry.

  1. Tunisia: Finalizing the List

Lastly, Tunisia has 10 hotel projects underway, positioning itself as an emerging player in African hotel development.

In conclusion, Africa’s hotel construction sector is experiencing remarkable growth and attracting major hotel brands. With the right balance of opportunities and challenges, these ten countries present significant potential for hotel development, ultimately contributing to Africa’s ever-evolving hospitality landscape.

 

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