Emaar Hospitality Group Enters Sub-Saharan Africa and Partners with Kalyan Hospitality

Date: June 2018

Location: Republic of Togo, 7 km from the Lome–Tokoin International Airport,

Name: Address Hotel 2 Fevrier Lome

No. of Keys: 256 rooms & suites and 64 serviced apartments

Developer/Owner: Kalyan Group who have partnered with Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Dubai-based global developer Emaar Properties PJSC, which has marked its expansion to Sub-Saharan Africa to operate Address Hotel 2 Fevrier Lome Togo, an iconic hotel set in the heart of the city and in the tallest building in Togo, and truly a property unrivalled in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The hotel will be operated by Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium lifestyle hotel and serviced residences brand of Emaar Hospitality Group, which will assume the management of the property shortly.

Located near the Monument de l’Independance (Monument of Independence), Address Hotel 2 Fevrier Lome Togo will open doors to welcome guests shortly following the rebranding of the property, which was first established in 1980.

Bringing the ‘where life happens’ philosophy of Address Hotels + Resorts, Address Hotel 2 Fevrier Lome Togo will have rooms & suites and serviced apartments as well as an array of themed restaurants, meeting venues and other attractions.

Address Hotels + Resorts has six operational hotels in Dubai that are popular among African guests to the city.

Togo marks the sixth international destination for the hotel brand that has upcoming hotel projects in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain and The Maldives, in addition to several new openings in the UAE.

Emaar Hospitality Group has plans to operate more hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the key growth markets.

The management agreement was signed by Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, and Ashok Gupta, CEO of Kalyan Hospitality Development Togo SAU, and Founder and CEO of Kalyan Group, which owns the hotel.

The Kalyan Group has large diversified business with interests in commodities, dry bulk shipping, hospitality, investments and large-scale farming, among others and has developed core expertise specialising in revamping and bringing back to life national heritage assets and historical properties.

Having redeveloped the hotel to world-class standards in an unprecedented 15 months, the Kalyan Group facilitated Togo’s hosting of major international events, including the African Hospitality International Forum 2016.

Kaylan originally partnered with Carlson in 2016 to open the hotel and operated as a Radisson Blu.

Hospitality experts from within and outside of Sub-Saharan Africa have consistently showered praise on the Kalyan Group for its attention to design, look and feel and quality within an impossible construction timeline.

Ashok Gupta said: “Address Hotel 2 Fevrier Lome Togo is a prestigious asset in our real estate and hospitality investment portfolio; being entrusted by the Republic of Togo with what is widely regarded as the ‘Jewel of West Africa’.

Togo is strengthening its tourism sector with the goal of increasing the share of the industry from 2 to 7 per cent by 2020 and investing infrastructure upgrades and boosting the industrial sector.”

Earlier known as Hotel 2 Fevrier, Address Hotel 2 Fevrier Lome Togo is set in a 30-storey tower that is 102 metres high, offering spectacular views of the city and beyond.

It’s presidential suites and apartments are ideal for high profile guests, with features including expansive living rooms and 10-seater dining areas as well as a range of in-room amenities. More details of the property will be announced closer to its opening.

The upcoming international projects under Address Hotels + Resorts are: Jabal Omar Address Makkah in Saudi Arabia; Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa and Address Marassi Beach Resort in Egypt; Address Istanbul and Address Residences Emaar Square Istanbul in Turkey; Address Marassi Al Bahrain; and Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa in The Maldives.

Emaar Hospitality Group now has 13 operational hotels and three serviced residences in Dubai under Address Hotels + Resorts; Vida Hotels and Resorts, the upscale lifestyle hotel and residences brand; and Rove Hotels, a contemporary mid-scale hotel and residences brand.

THPT Comment: Good move for Emaar to continue their expansion outside of home territory – UAE and very exciting for Togo, I am sure.

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