Hyatt Hotels Corp. plans to open its first hotel in Ethiopia by the end of the year as it seeks to double its African portfolio. The property in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, will be followed by Hyatt’s first hotels in Algeria and Senegal in early 2019 and in Kenya the year after.
Hyatt will operate the Ethiopian hotel through a management contract with U.K.-based ASB Development Ltd. The hotel chain is also looking into opening outlets in the Ethiopian cities of Awasa and Mekelle. Hyatt already has properties on the continent in Egypt, South Africa, Morocco and Tanzania.
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