As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the culmination of all 2023 hotel openings across the African continent in the world of luxury hospitality. This year witnessed the unveiling of extraordinary hotels and resorts, each contributing its unique essence to Africa’s diverse landscape. From iconic cityscapes to serene beachfronts, these new establishments promise indelible experiences for the discerning traveler.
Let’s take a journey through the remarkable destinations that have opened their doors to the world in 2023.
Unveiling All 2023 Hotel Openings
Discovering the Year’s New Hotels and Resorts. Here is an exclusive list of hotels and properties opened in 2023 throughout African Continent.
1. Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-Oa-Tunya, Livingstone, Zambia
Radisson Blu Hotel Group made a grand entrance into the heart of Africa in early 2023 with the opening of the Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-Oa-Tunya in Livingstone, Zambia. Nestled near the iconic Victoria Falls, this safari resort embraces sustainability while offering luxurious accommodations amid the natural beauty of the Zambezi River.
2. San Marino Hotel, Accra, Ghana
In an inspiring tale of resilience and entrepreneurship, 39-year-old Ghanaian woman Nana Ama built the plush San Marino Hotel in Accra. Overcoming business setbacks and navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 era, her success story is a testament to determination and vision.
3. Nobu Hotels Marrakech, Morocco
Nobu Hotels celebrated its African debut in 2023 with the unveiling of a luxurious resort in Marrakech. Offering opulence, exquisite dining, and unforgettable adventures, the Marrakech resort is one of five new hotels marking Nobu Hotels’ 10th anniversary.
4. Sonesta Nouba Hotel Aswan, Egypt
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation opened its newest property, the Sonesta Nouba Hotel Aswan in Egypt. This luxurious hotel offers guests amenities and an authentic experience near popular attractions, reflecting the company’s continued growth and owner-centric approach.
5. Steigenberger Hotel & Nelson Village, Sinai, Egypt
Deutsche Hospitality expanded its Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts brand with the opening of the “Steigenberger Hotel & Nelson Village” in Sinai, Egypt. With stunning views and various accommodation options, it adds a picturesque settlement of cottage buildings on the beach.
6. Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Airlines Group opened the second phase of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, making it the largest hotel on the African continent. With 1,024 modern rooms and suites, meeting and event facilities, and numerous dining outlets, it’s conveniently located just a five-minute walk from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
7. Muthu Warwick Mount Kenya Hotel, Kenya
MGM Muthu Hotel strengthened its presence in Kenya through the acquisition of the Warwick Hotel in 2023, transforming it into Muthu Warwick Mount Kenya Hotel. This strategic move aims to enhance hospitality in Africa.
8. Emerald Zanzibar Resort, Tanzania by TUI Group
TUI Group expanded its in-house hotels with the acquisition of Emerald Zanzibar Resort, ensuring profitable growth and attractive property investment opportunities.
9. Radisson Blu Residences Saidia, Morocco
Radisson Hotel Group expanded its presence in Morocco with the opening of Radisson Blu Residences Saidia, offering modern suites and apartments with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
10. Villa D Marrakech by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group introduced Villa D Marrakech, a contemporary Moroccan retreat skillfully designed by Studio KO. Guests can experience the perfect harmony of nature and elegance with spacious interiors and captivating outdoor spaces.
11. Ngorongoro Lodge Meliá Collection, Tanzania
Meliá Hotels International opened the Ngorongoro Lodge Meliá Collection in Tanzania, offering unforgettable experiences, cultural immersion, and top-notch amenities.
12. Pullman Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
Accor’s Pullman Hotels & Resorts debuted in South Africa with the opening of Pullman Cape Town City Centre. Positioned for both business and leisure, this sky-high urban oasis offers panoramic views and contemporary luxury.
13. The Hazendal by Newmark, South Africa
The Hazendal by Newmark opened its doors, offering a blend of modern elegance and Cape Dutch charm on The Hazendal Wine Estate in South Africa. With uniquely designed rooms, scenic views, a tranquil spa, and exquisite dining, it completes The Hazendal experience.
14. Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit, South Africa
Radisson Hotel Group unveiled the Safari Hotel in Hoedspruit, South Africa, marking its 11th venture in the country. Nestled between Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, the hotel offers a unique gem in the heart of the African wilderness.
15. Phinda Forest Lodge, South Africa
Phinda Forest Lodge, a conservation-fueled luxury retreat in South Africa, reopened in 2023 with a reimagined design balancing sustainability and elegance. Guests can now experience exclusive adventures, including species conservation initiatives and Zulu culture immersion.
16. Hilton Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Hilton Kinshasa, a jewel in West Africa, opened its doors in collaboration with Valor Hospitality Partners. The hotel promises luxury and memorable experiences in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
17. Novotel Hotel, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Closing the list is the Novotel Hotel in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, introducing a fresh METRO design and offering a redefined travel experience in the vibrant African city.
As we celebrate these magnificent additions to the hospitality landscape in Africa, we look forward to the adventures and memories they will create for travelers in the years to come. The opening of these hotels and resorts in 2023 has truly elevated the standard of luxury and diversity in accommodations across the African continent.