Strong Construction Pipeline for Africa –
According to new research, there are 40,000 rooms being planned or constructed on the African continent between now and 2017. The study, HTrends Research just released by W Hospitality Group, a founding member of Hotel Partners Africa (HPA), reveals that the top city for construction is Lagos, Nigeria, which has 4,080 rooms in development. This is followed by two Egyptian destinations, Cairo, with 2,843 rooms and Hurghada with 2,221 rooms. The next most popular places are Abuja (1,598 rooms), Algiers (1,528 rooms), Tangier (1,505 rooms) and Nairobi (1,437 rooms).