Egypt leads Africa in building the most hotels

Egypt is currently building the most hotels of all countries in Africa, according to an industry database.

With 53 hotels currently under construction, Egypt comes ahead of Morocco (50) and Nigeria (34) and is building more than twice as many hotels as the country that comes fourth in the top 10, Kenya, which is building 24.

The data has been gathered by the database, and is reported by industry news site, Hospitality Net.

It says the new hotel construction pipeline for Africa "has begun to look healthier than it has in many years", 336 new hotel construction projects underway among African countries.

Among the hospitality schemes planned in Egypt is the Vida Marassi Marina (pictured), developed by Emaar Hospitality Group’s Vida Hotels and Resorts brand.

The current top 10 hotel-building countries in Africa are as follows:

  1. Egypt: 53
  2. Morocco: 50
  3. Nigeria: 34
  4. Kenya: 24
  5. Ethiopia: 23
  6. South Africa: 16
  7. Algeria: 12
  8. Cape Verde: 12
  9. Tanzania: 11
  10. Tunisia: 10

Image: Emaar’s Vida Hotels and Resorts is developing the Vida Marassi Marina in Egypt (Emaar)

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