IHG Hotels and Resorts has added three hotels in Tanzania and Kenya, under a franchise agreement with Msafiri Limited.
The group has added two properties in the Kenyan capital – Holiday Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall and The Fairview Nairobi, as well as the Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam.
IHG said that it would work with the new owners of the hotels to “elevate the guest experience by completing renovations and enhancements, incorporating brand hallmarks and standards that IHG guests are recognized and loved worldwide”.
The 171-room Holiday Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall is located in the city’s Gigiri / Runda district in northern Nairobi, within the 100-acre Two Rivers Mall and Entertainment complex. Facilities include a swimming pool, all-day dining terrace, a fitness centre and meeting space.
Meanwhile The Fairview Hotel is situated in Upper Hill Nairobi, within a converted 1920s manor house, and is set to undergo “a sensitive refurbishment before operating under one of IHG’s boutique brands”.
Finally the 148-room Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam is located within the city’s central business district, and features an all-day dining restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, a swimming pool and fitness centre.
The new additions bring IHG’s current Africa portfolio to 28 hotels across five brands, with a further 22 under development, including the Intercontinental Cairo New Capital.
Earlier this year IHG debuted its Voco brand in Africa, with the opening of Voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank, which occupies six floors of a mixed-used building in the Rosebank business hub.
Commenting on the news Haitham Mattar, managing director, India, Middle East and Africa at IHG, said:
“Africa’s hospitality and tourism industry has weathered the disruption of the past two years, with a rising number of inbound travellers highlighting how much potential the region has.
“Our expansion across Kenya and Tanzania is testament to how IHG Hotels and Resorts is encouraging this potential and meeting the returning demand quickly.
“We are delighted to have these properties join the IHG family and are excited to offer our guest the exceptional hospitality that we are known for.”