Hyatt to open six hotels in Africa
Cairo – 3 October 2017 –
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts will open six new hotels in Africa by 2020, underscoring the growth of business and international travel on the continent.
The company will open its first hotels in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Senegal and open new hotels in two countries where it already has a presence: Morocco and Tanzania. The hotels will create approximately 2,100 jobs, Hyatt said.
Hyatt said it is looking for more opportunities to expand in East Africa, citing continued government investment in infrastructure, an expanding middle class and a growing international recognition of the region’s stability, Reuters reported.
The new hotels will double Hyatt’s presence in Africa. Potential countries for further expansion could include Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Ivory Coast, Hyatt said.