Hospitality management company, Aleph Hospitality, founded in 2016 by veteran Bani Haddad, announced the signing of management agreements for two new hotels in Kenya; the Best Western Plus in the Westlands district of Nairobi and a three-star hotel in the popular coastal resort of Mombasa. The signings, which coincide with the company’s third birthday, continue the firm’s rapid growth, taking its portfolio to six properties overall, spanning Kenya, Ethiopia, Liberia and Senegal.
Upon opening in Spring 2019, the Best Western Plus Nairobi Westlands will feature 100 guest rooms, a dedicated meetings floor and two food and beverage outlets. The as-yet-unbranded Mombasa hotel will offer 106 guest rooms along with extensive events space and leisure facilities. Scheduled to open in Spring 2020, Aleph Hospitality has already commenced discussions to secure a suitable brand for the property under franchise agreement.
“This is the growing trend in Africa today,” explained Haddad. “Owners are increasingly looking for the power of an international brand above their door and all of the major brands are looking to franchising as the key vehicle for growing their footprint more rapidly. Through our international brand experience and our in-depth local knowledge, we are uniquely placed to operate in the middle, bringing together both parties for mutual success.”