Coronavirus Update

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Coronavirus Update At Hotel Partners Africa, we plan to continue business as usual where possible.  We are available by email and telephone and we can conduct meetings on Skype or What’s App.    However, as advised by the Government, we shall cease all site visits for the time being.   We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation closely …

Climate Change and the African Hotel Market

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The figures speak for themselves: average wildlife populations have dropped by 60% in just over 40 years; two-thirds of extreme weather events in the last 20 years were influenced by human activity; 120,000 square kilometres of tropical forest were lost in 2018; carbon emissions from energy use are rising at the fastest rate since 2011; there’s more carbon dioxide in …


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Our Hotel Review of the Year 2019 The hotel world is one of constant change, with openings, closures, and multi-million-pound refurbishments. In the UK, specifically, the last few years have heard constant talk of how Brexit is affecting the market. But sadly, 2019 started with another hotel terrorist attack. In January, 21 people were confirmed dead in the DusitD2 hotel …

A plague on Africa’s economy – The impact of disease on the continent’s hotel values

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For decades reports of Africa being disease ridden have filled the newspaper columns, and TV screens in the mainstream media. Ebola, Malaria, sleeping sickness, bilharzia, dengue fever, Lassa Fever, Congo haemorrhagic fever, Yellow Fever, even Measles, have all been touted as reasons not to visit the continent. True, Africa certainly does seem to suffer disproportionally, compared to other continents. There …

David Harper – Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

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Published 05 September 2018 David Harper, Head of Property Services at Hotel Partners Africa shares his take on the African market and the Ethiopian business potential. Hotel Partners Africa operates in 50 African countries and 175 countries globally. In this podcast, David also talks about his trip to Antarctica for his 50th birthday! Don’t forget to subscribe to receive more …

Hotel Partners Africa will be attending AHIF 4 – 6th October 2016 in Rwanda

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The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa. AHIF comprises of a comprehensive conference programme, including interviews with leading hoteliers, …

Retail spring 2016 David Harper

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A hotel restaurant can be a destination in its own right as well as a useful revenue stream. So what are the ingredients for success? David Harper discusses in his latest article. Dowload the PDF below:

FF&E and OS&E Cost Benchmarking Guide for Africa 2016

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Hotel Spec’s inaugural FF&E and OS&E Cost Benchmarking Guide Africa will no doubt be a useful tool for all (potential) owners and investors in the market. Up to this point there has been scarce information from a trusted source that breaks down hotel cost data. However, this report, filled with data taken from actual hotel projects, looks to provide the …

Africa’s Hotel Development Stalled

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Africa’s hospitality industry is full of opportunities for foreign investors. Top international brands continue to show commitment to moving into the continent, however many of their ambitious plans have stalled. Trevor Ward, managing director, W Hospitality Group joins CNBC Africa for more.

Africa hotels development survey rates Nigeria leading country with 51 hotels, 8, 563 rooms

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One of the leading hospitality and consultancy firms in Nigeria, W Hospitality Group, Lagos, has in its seventh edition of the Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa 2015, a detailed survey on the hospitality industry development profile, chronicled the state of the ever – growing hotel sector industry with particular reference to growth expectations and its underlining factors; and concludes …