Trending Hospitality News This Week

  • Businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector, devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, have launched an online petition calling on their insurance providers to pay out on their business interruption claims.
  • Radisson Hotel Group announced the addition of six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets. Building on the recent announcement of its reinforced African development team structure, the announcement of the six new hotels further demonstrates the Group’s commitment to the continent.
  • Nobu Hospitality, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, announced its continuing global expansion into Marrakech, Morocco. Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marrakech is a collaboration between Hivernage Collection, MC Hotels, (the owners of the Nobu Hotel Marbella, Marbella Club Hotel and joint owners of the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay) and Nobu Hospitality which will lead the transformation of The Pearl Marrakech into a Nobu Hotel and Restaurant in the third quarter of 2021.
  • Dubai’s hotel industry reported slightly improved but still relatively low performance levels, according to preliminary June data from STR.
  • Global hotel chain will no longer operate Hilton Cape Town City Centre property from this weekend, as industry continues to struggle. In another sign of the severe trauma being inflicted on the South African hospitality industry, Hilton Hotels is to relinquish its Hilton Cape Town City Centre property this weekend.