Kempinski Hotels this week announced the signing of a management agreement with the Simba Corp. Ltd. for a 200-key hotel in Nairobi, Kenya and a luxury tented camp in the Masai Mara, according to Africa’s coastweek.com.
A Kempinski executive added that development of the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra is moving forward and set to open before the end of the year. It will become the centerpiece of a larger mixed-use development, Gold Coast City, which covers 35 acres (14 hectares) and will include residences, retail space, an exhibition center, offices and government buildings.
Kempinski also plans to open a third property in Namibia, as well as a managed residence in Nigeria, a hotel in Angola, in addition to two properties planned for Kenya and one in Ghana.
“We are now very well positioned in all the major cities in the Middle East, and Africa remains an important area of expansion for Kempinski,” said Ulrich Eckhardt, Kempinski’s president for Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean. “We will continue our development strategy throughout the continent over the next few years, partnering with key players in Africa to secure the best locations for our luxury properties.”