Niamey Niger Intercontinental Hotel
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a framework agreement with Aleph Hospitality to develop 10 franchise hotels, the first of which will be opened in Nigeria's capital Nairobi. The hotel will appeal to both locals and international travellers, with four restaurants and a stylish bar on offer, and the newly built property is run by Ale Phhospitality.
Overlooking a majestic waterfall, Ekaabo, the hotel's all-day restaurant, serves a mix of Nigerian and international cuisine, while Milan serves modern Italian cuisine. Guests can choose from a variety of healthy lunches and dinners and relax in a relaxed atmosphere next to the hotel's Zen garden.
The capital of Kinshasa is Kolwezi, an important copper and cobalt mining centre located in the east of the country, just a few hours drive from the city centre. It is also bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, where about 1.5 million people live.
MDA will expand its presence in Africa over the next five years with the opening of two new hotels in Kinshasa. The Radisson Hotel Group will open two more hotels by the end of the year, and the Radisson Blu Hotel Casablanca will also open in November, bringing the group to the city for the first time. Both hotels are scheduled to be completed in 2019, followed by Best Western Westlands, which is scheduled to open in Nairobi in the fourth quarter of 2019, and another under construction. Over the next five years, the hotels will be included in the list of the world's largest hotel chains with more than 1,000 hotels worldwide.
Accor has signed an agreement to bring its mid-range Novotel brand to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the end of 2019.
IHG expects to hire 90,000 additional employees in its plants over the next few years. This brings the Group's Africa portfolio to 130 hotels with over 23,000 rooms, bringing it to 1,500 hotels and 1.5 million rooms by 2022. We are pleased to introduce the first of our new hotels in Nigeria, a country with a rich history of hospitality and tourism, "commented Dr. Rajeev Goyal, Chief Executive Officer of Ihg India Middle East & Africa.
The 358-room InterContinental Lagos is located in the heart of Nigeria's second largest city and largest port city. With its thriving economy and rich natural beauty, including spectacular waterfalls and numerous national parks, Nigeria is an ever-growing business and tourism destination. The Grand African Ballroom, which seats 1,400, is the world's first ballroom - each with several floors - with a capacity of 2,500 people. Lagos is one of Africa's fastest growing cities, with more than 1.5 million people living there each year and a population of over 3 million.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the holding company of the group, registered in England and Wales and registered in the United Kingdom. Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with the global hotel group Marriott International. IHG owns or licenses hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States.