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Millennium & Copthorne sets sights on African expansion

Millennium & Copthorne sets sights on African expansion

Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and North Africa has announced a corporate restructure which will see the group’s regional headquarter in Abu Dhabi widening its focus to encompass all Africa.

The organisation, one of the world’s largest hotel companies with more than 120 owned and managed hotels across 20 countries, has identified particular opportunities for its portfolio of brands in South Africa, as well as other key markets across the continent.

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi (pictured), president and chief executive of Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and Africa, said:  “We see tremendous opportunity in Africa.

“There are many key markets underserved by quality hotels offering international standards and value in every class to guests, as well as solid returns to owners.

“There is also significant bilateral trade between the Middle East and many African countries.

“We look forward to spearheading the group’s foray into this continent.

“We already have a few agreements on the table and look forward to announcing our first African properties soon.” 

Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and Africa is projecting tremendous growth with 40 signed agreements in the pipeline, and a growing portfolio of brands that resonate with the markets in which it operates.

These brands include Grand Millennium, Millennium, Copthorne, Kingsgate and the recently launched exclusive destination brand Biltmore.