IHG Motels & Resorts has signed franchise agreements with Msafiri Ltd to rebrand three properties throughout Tanzania and Kenya as a way to be a part of its portfolio of manufacturers, increasing its African presence.
Throughout every website, IHG and the brand new homeowners will elevate the visitor expertise by finishing renovations and enhancements, incorporating model hallmarks and requirements.
The trio, Vacation Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall and The Fairview Nairobi in Kenya and Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam in Tanzania will stay open whereas the upgrades happen.
Vacation Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall is inside the Kenyan capital’s 100-acre Two Rivers Mall & Leisure advanced. That includes 171 rooms, the lodge presents trendy services, conferences rooms, a health club, a swimming pool and an all-day eating terrace.
The Fairview Resort, situated in Higher Hill Nairobi, was transformed from a Nineteen Twenties manor home in 1932 and has been a longtime vacation spot for many years. The property might be present process a delicate refurbishment earlier than working beneath one among IHG’s boutique manufacturers. Along with providing an upscale hospitality expertise, the Fairview’s restaurant and bars might be additional enhanced in the course of the refresh.
The brand new possession’s funding at Fairview is anticipated to have a constructive social, environmental and financial affect. Following the refurbishment, the staff additionally hopes to realize a fabric discount within the property’s power consumption.
Finishing the trio, Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam is anticipated to obtain demand from enterprise and leisure travellers visiting Tanzania’s business centre.
The property presents 148 bedrooms, an all-day eating restaurant, a bar, assembly rooms, a contemporary health club and a swimming pool.
Haitham Mattar, MD, India, Center East and Africa at IHG commented: “Africa’s hospitality and tourism business has weathered the disruption of the previous two years, with a rising variety of inbound travellers highlighting how a lot potential the area has. Our enlargement throughout Kenya and Tanzania is testomony to how IHG Motels & Resorts is encouraging this potential and assembly the returning demand shortly. We’re delighted to have these properties be a part of the IHG household and are excited to supply our company the distinctive hospitality that we’re recognized for.
“An possession that features Actis and Westmont Hospitality is a vital partnership to IHG. We’re happy to develop collectively within the area and to carry distinctive properties and hospitality to company visiting these two vital gateway cities.”
A consultant on behalf of the inns’ possession mentioned: “We’re delighted to strengthen our partnership with IHG and increase our portfolio collectively into new markets and totally different manufacturers. Africa has large MICE, enterprise and leisure progress potential. Franchising with IHG at a time when travellers are more and more buying branded presents on the continent additionally is smart. These three inns which are becoming a member of the IHG platform are very properly situated and can provide company an ideal place to remain. We anticipate all three properties to learn from the power and scale of IHG’s international methods, know-how and powerful loyalty programme.”
Funke Okubadejo, director actual property, Actis added: “We’re excited to determine a relationship with IHG, by our three way partnership with Westmont Hospitality and this continues our monitor file of investing in thrilling actual property alternatives throughout key places in Africa.”
IHG at the moment operates 28 inns throughout 5 manufacturers in Africa, together with: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Vacation Inn, Vacation Inn Specific and voco, with an additional 22 inns within the improvement pipeline resulting from open inside the subsequent three to 5 years.
These embrace a number of Egyptian tasks such because the 157-key Vacation Inn New Assiut Asayla arriving in Q1 2024; adopted by Voco Giza Pyramids in Al Haram, bringing 230 rooms on-line in Q1 2026; which might be joined in the identical 12 months by the 300-key InterContinental Cairo New Capital.