Hospitality

Sarovar debuts value brand Hometel in Africa

DELHI: Hospitality companies Sarovar Hotels has debuted its value brand Hometel in Africa with the signing of a hotel in Nairobi.

The hotel, Tetezi Hometel Nairobi, will mark Sarovar’s fourth offering in Kenya’s capital after The Heron Portico, The Zehneria Portico and The Lazizi Premiere. With this, Sarovar will exceed a total of 400 keys in Nairobi and 800 keys in Africa.

The 80 keys Tetezi Hometel is located along Riverside Drive, Nairobi and is owned by Tetezi House. The owner and promoter of the firm John Mburu is a renowned and established lawyer. Construction on the project has commenced with the hotel expected to open in 2019.

Commenting on the announcement, Ajay K. Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels said, “Hometel, our mid-segment brand, delivers profitable hotels to owners. There is a growing demand for good value for money hotels across the country and abroad. This is the largest demand segment.”

Tetezi Hometel Nairobi will be Sarovar Hotels’ eighth property in Africa.  Other properties by the group in the continent includes The New Africa Hotel, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania; Panorama Sarovar Portico, Juba, South Sudan; Sarovar Premiere, Lusaka, Zambia; and Sarovar Premiere, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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