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 …

2019

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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 …

Park Inn Kigali due to open

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Hotel Spec are proud to have collaborated with the owner on the new Park Inn by Radisson in Kigali, Rwanda. Hotel Spec were appointed as Procurement Consultants to supply all the Public Area FF&E and OSE as well as selected items in the Guestrooms. Please see the following video prepared by Radisson to showcase their new property. For more information …

African Hotel Development – Great potential returns for investors

African Hotel Development – Great potential returns for investors

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David Harper Head of Property Services Hotel Partners Africa Head of Property Services Hotel Partners Africa Everyone knows about Africa’s potential, created by the population explosion, the demographic profile of the population and the commodities “lottery win”. However, the shortage of hotel bedrooms provides one of the best opportunities for traditional property investors anywhere in the world. What are the …

African Hotels & Resorts: Investors Hidden Treasures

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David Harper has written an article for the lastest edition of Into Africa, a publication from Capital Markets in Africa. INTOAFRICA_NOVEMBER_2016 – Article. If you would like further information please contact David. In 2015 the latest of the biannual reports by Hotel Partners Africa outlined the huge opportunity that was available for hotel investors in sub-Saharan Africa, echoing many earlier …

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, …