Hospitality News | Africa & Middle East

  • Hospitality group Rotana has hosted the soft-opening of the Johari Rotana property in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The five-star property marks the group’s entrance in the East African market.
  • Abu Dhabi-based urban developer IMKAN has unveiled a luxury complex in Rabat: Le Carousel. This project, IMKAN’s largest in Africa is a mixed-use complex located on the Rabat Corniche and will be completed in about 5 years. Just about 15 minutes from downtown and the motorway, this project covers about 10.5 hectares of which 50 percent is devoted to green spaces and walkways.
  • W Hotels debuts in Abu Dhabi with W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. The hotel is the brand’s second W Hotel to open this year in the United Arab Emirates after W Dubai – The Palm. It is the only hotel in the world located atop a Grand Prix racetrack.
  • Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed October 2019 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted mostly positive results across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR.  
  • Bringing the best of Hollywood’s indulgent charm and glamor into the world of hospitality, Paramount Hotel Dubai has set the stage for its Avant Premiere before rolling out the red carpet in January 2020 for the grand opening. The hotel is the first-ever Paramount property in the region.