Hotel, theme park, dining destination – Atlantis, the palm has been wowing guests across the world for more than a decade and it is described as the most instagrammed hotel in Dubai. CNBC's Dan Murphy and James Wright discover how marketing and PR has contributed to the success of one of Dubai’s most recognisable landmarks.
Dubai-based independent hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality has opened the Best Western Plus Westlands hotel in Nairobi, marking the firm’s first operation in Kenya. Bani Haddad, Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality joins CNBC Africa for more.
According to a survey by W Hospitality, a total of 75,155 branded rooms in 401 hotels are in development across Africa - a net increase of almost 11,000 rooms in the pipeline, 17 per cent up on 2018. For more on the deals and the no deals in the hotel space, CNBC Africa is joined by Trevor Ward, Managing Director, W Hospitality Group.
At least 19 people were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel.
A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 10 people outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
“If one night in the suite costs E£10,000 and the minister's salary is E£30,000 per month, who is paying?” Bakry asked rhetorically.
"The board has decided to exit Nigeria and steps will be taken to achieve this in a manner that does not erode further value."