Rob van der Velden has been appointed as the general manager of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo, which is the first of its kind in southern Africa.
Mantis has welcomed Feline Fields, a Botswana safari experience, to its collection. The location is home to a luxurious lodge with three pool suites, three bush suites, and a two-bedroom family villa.
Mantis has welcomed Akagera Game Lodge to its collection of hotels, eco-escapes and waterways. Akagera is in the southern-most region of the Akagera National Park, the only big five safari destination in Rwanda.
Making its first foray into the Moroccan hospitality sector, Rotana has signed a management agreement to operate the Palmeraie Resort in Marrakech. The hotel will open under its new name, Palmeraie Rotana Resort.
Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch have opened in South Africa. The opening marks the debut of Marriott Executive Apartments and the first purpose-built Marriott Hotel in the country.
Radisson Hotel Group has signed the first Radisson-branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. The property will become the fourth brand and 13th hotel from the company to open in South Africa.
Marriott has signed an agreement to open a St. Regis in the new administrative capital of Egypt, just outside of Cairo. From the second quarter of this year, the St. Regis Almasa is expected to occupy an existing luxury hotel at the entrance of the city.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed voco, the Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa. voco combines the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand.
Changes include new flooring, redoing the main area deck, and the addition of a photo hub in the upstairs library space, where guests can learn more about the Namib Sand Sea and other interesting facts about the area.
Situated in the heart of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy, an area dedicated to responsible and sustainable agriculture, the seven serviced luxury tents will offer guests a unique perspective of the landscape.
Radisson Hotel Group has signed Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar, located in the north east of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. It will be the first Radisson branded hotel and the group’s fourth hotel in the country.
The agreement consists of two hotel conversions and one hotel under construction, with all three hotels scheduled to open in 2020. The group remains on track to reach 130 hotels and more than 23,000 rooms across the continent by 2022.