Hyatt continues expansion in Africa
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has recently confirmed three new hotel openings in Africa. An affiliate of the group signed a management agreement with Lacoste & Cie SA for the Hyatt Dakar in Senegal. The 140-room hotel is scheduled to open in Senegal’s capital in 2016 as Hyatt’s first property in the West African country.
In Tanzania, a Hyatt affiliate signed a management agreement with ASB Holdings Ltd for two hotels, which will bring the group’s portfolio in the country up to three. The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is expected to open before the end of January 2014 on the island of Zanzibar. The 72-room hotel is being developed in Stone City, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the island’s capital, Zanzibar City. The 144-room Hyatt Regency Arusha, which is being constructed on a 29-acre site in the city of Arusha, northern Tanzania, is due to open in 2016. Hyatt currently operates six hotels across Africa.