News & Highlights | Hospitality Sector

  • Sunbird Tourism has unveiled plans to open a new hotel, Sunbird Waterfront, in Salima to meet the rising demand for accommodation and tourism facilities. The hotel, with a capacity of 100 rooms, will have part of the facility open in September this year with 42 rooms.
  • The construction of the first underwater museum has started to take shape as archaeologists step up their efforts to discover more shipwrecks along Kenya’s Coastal line. Head of archaeology at the National Museum Kenya, Coast region, Dr Caesar Bita, said the underwater museum is going to be a major boost in the country’s economy and is in line with the blue economy’s vision.
  • Tanzania has cemented its status as one of the world’s best tourism destinations after scooping the Best International Wildlife Destination award at the Outlook Travellers Awards held in India at the weekend, its embassy said. The East African country achieved the feat ahead of its wildlife tourism rivals Kenya and South Africa.
  • Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón (AD&V), a renowned architecture and interior design firm, today announced it has been selected to design the first Residence Inn by Marriott project in Puerto Rico. The nine-story, 177,555-square-foot hotel will also be the first new branded flagship property in 25 years in Isla Verde, a popular tourist and residential area.
  • Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski is pleased to announce that Sébastien Mariette has been appointed as the new General Manager and Area General Manager, Egypt as of 16 February 2020.