AccorHotels announced an exclusive partnership with the major Angolan company AAA ACTIVOS LDA, to open 50 hotels (more than 6,200 rooms) in Angola from luxury to economy between 2015 and 2017. Carlos Manuel de Sao Vicente, Chairman of AAA, said, “We are sure that Angola will become soon a big player in the hospitality and tourism activity in Africa. Angola will become a major tourist destination. Our 50 hotels will help to stimulate the domestic and international tourism.”
Over the next two years, 50 hotels will be opened in strategic locations, such as in Luanda, the Angola capital, and the 17 capitals of province: 6 hotels in 2015, 22 in 2016 and 22 in 2017. The offer will cover all segments of the hotel market, from luxury to economy, including midscale. 27 hotels will be operated under the banner of the economic ibis Styles brand, 22 under that of the midscale Mercure brand, and 1 under the luxury Sofitel brand.
For 40 years, AccorHotels has been a major economic player and is now Africa’s leading hotel operator in terms of the number of rooms.
The Group’s headquarters for Africa and the Indian Ocean is based in Casablanca, and AccorHotels operates in 18 countries with more than 10,000 employees, 94 hotels, from the Maghreb region to Southern Africa. In 2014, AccorHotels signed 12 new contracts in Africa, representing nearly 2,000 new rooms. In 2015, AccorHotels is expanding its hotel offer to Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Ivory Coast. AccorHotels also intends to open more than 30 new hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa before 2020.