Home

700 New Hotels To Be Added In Africa By 2025

By Parker Diakite

Share

A total of 700 new hotel restaurants and bars are expected to open in Africa by 2025. These numbers are according to a new study released by the food and beverage strategy and design firm KEANE. 

KEANE based its research on more than 400 food and beverage venues across 100 internationally branded hotels in major African cities and the W Hospitality Group authoritative hotel development pipeline report, according to Travel Daily News.

“Over the last 70 years, the restaurant market internationally has been built on three factors; growing towns and cities, a broad distribution of income and a growing middle class,” said Stefan Breg, group strategy director for KEANE. “When you take into account that the anticipated rate of urbanization, expected across Africa, will outpace India and China in the next 25 years, Africa will become one of the world’s most vibrant dining scenes.”

According to Breg, the anticipated hotels and food and beverage venues could take on various paths moving forward. For example, one route executives are looking is what they call the “European & North American” model. This model means that there would be two-to-three food and beverage venues per hotel but the venues would play a secondary role in the marketing of rooms.

The alternative model in Africa could be the “Middle Eastern & Dubai” model, where there are four or more venues that are operated in association with third parties. This would mean that food and beverage venues would play not only a strategic role but also a significant source of income in the region.

The latest report introduced at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Ethiopia this past September revealed that hotel investors are becoming increasingly focused on the performance of the food and beverage element of their businesses, ensuring that they cater to both hotel guests and local tastes.

Share
Travel Noire

Parker Diakite

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Did You Know That These 12 Countries Have More Than One Capital?

Did You Know That These 12 Countries Have More Than One Capital?

When asked how many capital cities does each country have, most people would answer one, but did you know some countries have multiple capital cities? There are 12 countries with two or more capital cities and each one has various reasons.  For many countries, the capital city is where politicians meet to pass laws.  Some […]

Kelsey Marie

French Doctors Suggest Testing COVID-19 Vaccine On ‘Poor Africans’ & Spark Outrage

French Doctors Suggest Testing COVID-19 Vaccine On ‘Poor Africans’ & Spark Outrage

Comments made by two French doctors have sparked criticism for suggesting that a vaccine for the novel coronavirus should be tested on poor people in Africa. The comments were made on the French television channel LCI during a discussion about how COVID-19 trials were set to begin across Europe and Australia. “It may be provocative. […]

Parker Diakite

Cheap Flights You Can Purchase In April For Post-Quarantine Travel In May

Cheap Flights You Can Purchase In April For Post-Quarantine Travel In May

We may be social distancing and under quarantine until late April, but it’s not too early to begin making plans to travel in May. If you’re already considering your first post-quarantine getaway, we have rounded up the best flight deals to destinations that are not a high risk due to coronavirus for less than $350 […]

Parker Diakite