IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement to rebrand three hotels three hotels in Tanzania and Kenya.
The hotels include Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam in Tanzania,Holiday Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall and The Fairview Nairobi in Kenyaania.
A representative on behalf of the ownership that includes Actis and Westmont Hospitality, said, “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with IHG and expand our portfolio together into new markets and different brands. Africa has tremendous MICE, business and leisure growth potential. Franchising with IHG at a time when travelers are increasingly purchasing branded offers on the continent also makes sense. These three hotels that are joining the IHG platform are very well located and will offer guests a great place to stay. We expect all three properties to benefit from the strength and scale of IHG’s global systems, technology and strong loyalty programme.”
Crowne Plaza, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Located within the central business district, the Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam offers 148 bedrooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, a gym and a swimming pool.
The property is located just one km from the city center and 11km from Julius Nyere International Airport.
Holiday Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall
The 171-room hotel, located in the vibrant Gigiri/Runda district in northern Nairobi, is within the 100-acre Two Rivers Mall & Entertainment complex, offering guests unrivalled access to over 200 shops, the city’s theme park and an array of fun family activities, such as go-karting and the skate park.
Facilities include meeting rooms, a gym, swimming pool and an all-day dining restaurant.
Fairview, Nairobi, Kenya
The Fairview Hotel, located in Upper Hill Nairobi, is one of the city’s landmark addresses. The Fairview was converted from a 1920s manor house in 1932 and has been an established destination amongst discerning travelers, domestic and international, for decades.
The property will remain open while it is refurbished, before operating under one of IHG’s boutique brands.
“Africa’s hospitality and tourism industry has weathered the disruption of the past two years, with a rising number of inbound travellers highlighting how much potential the region has,” said Haitham Mattar, Managing Director – India, Middle East & Africa at IHG.
“Our expansion across Kenya and Tanzania is testament to how IHG Hotels & Resorts is encouraging this potential and meeting the returning demand quickly. We are delighted to have these properties join the IHG family and are excited to offer our guest the exceptional hospitality that we are known for.”
IHG currently operates 28 hotels across 5 brands in Africa, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and voco with a further 22 hotels in the development pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.
SOURCE: TRAVEL NEWS ASIA