Starwood plans to triple African hotels by 2020.

By bne IntelliNews January 2, 2013
U.S.-based multinational hotel and leisure company Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide plans to boost the number of its hotels in Africa to 100 by 2020 from 37 now, BDLive reported. The group, which runs the brands Le Meridien, Westin and Sheraton, targets to have 50 hotels on the continent by 2015. It plans to open new hotels in Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Senegal and Mauritius in the next two years. Starwood will be also looking at opportunities in Zanzibar, Rwanda, Angola, Kenya and Ghana. Starwood operates two hotels in South Africa - The Sheraton Pretoria and The Westin Cape Town.

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