Looking at the impact which the Pandemic has had in the short term on future supply and understanding where there are still likely to be new hotels coming online in the short to medium term.

An interview with Obinna Emelike of Businessday Newspaper, Trevor Ward, Managing Director, W Hospitality Group, x-rays the industry’s current position, the impact, trends, recovery among other related issues.

The World Bank Group in its monthly Africa Pulse publication assess the economic
impact of COVID-19 and policy responses in sub-Saharan Africa.

McKinsey & Company in this document highlighted seven key elements for business
leaders to consider post COVID-19.

We’re approaching the end of the year, and as I reported in the last edition the
international and regional hotel chains expect to have opened 96 hotels with just
over 15,000 rooms by December 31.

Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming more attractive to international hotel chains as economic growth, improved travel links and record tourist arrivals drive new investments. Finbarr Toesland reports.
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A Review of Current status of Hotels listed in 2019 Pipeline Report

Our ‘Pipeline’ report has just been published, showing a total pipeline of 401 new hotels due to open between 2019 and 2026, with just over 75,000 rooms. Of those, 110 deals were signed in 2018 and the first couple of months of 2019, accounting for 18,651 rooms.

Do you really want a robot to deliver your room service order? There have been a couple of reports
recently about hotels in Asia and their experiences with robot staff, both positive and negative

A recent report from the Lagos State government said that Lagos had a record December, with spending of more than NGN50 billion (that’s about US$140 million, or US$4.5 million each day) in the hospitality and
entertainment sector, mostly over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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