Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed four new Sheraton hotels, marking the entrance of the company into Mauritania, Rwanda, Guinea and South Sudan by 2018.
The signings of Sheraton Nouakchott (Mauritania), Sheraton Kigali (Rwanda), Sheraton Conakry (Guinea) and Sheraton Juba (South Sudan) bring the Sheraton pipeline in Africa to seven new hotels, joining three currently in development in Dakar (Senegal), Annaba (Algeria) and Tripoli (Libya).
The Sheraton Conakry Hotel in Guinea, set to open in 2015, is located in the Kipe district of the capital, offering 282 rooms, all-day dining and speciality restaurants, a lobby bar, as well as an outdoor swimming pool with a bar and grill. Located just 15 minutes from Conakry International Airport, the hotel also features more than 1,100m2 of modern meeting and function space, including a ballroom for special events.
The Sheraton Juba Hotel in South Sudan is also expected to open in 2015 with 235 rooms. The hotel is situated on a 25,000m2 site on the banks of the Nile, four kilometres from the international airport. The Sheraton Juba Hotel will feature river views from all rooms, extensive landscaping and an outdoor swimming pool, as well as restaurant, sports and conference facilities, and is expected to become a focal meeting and social venue.
The Sheraton Nouakchott Hotel in Mauritania is set to open in 2017. The hotel will be located in Nouakchott’s central business district, just four kilometres from the international airport. The modern hotel is designed with Mauritanian-style architecture and will feature an all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant, a bar, an outdoor pool and more than 1,500m2 of meeting space.
The Sheraton Kigali Hotel in Rwanda will open in 2018, and will be located in the Gasabo district, midway between the international airport and the city centre. It will feature 136 rooms, 62 serviced apartments, all-day dining and specialty restaurants, the Link café, spa, fitness centre and pool, plus 900m2 of meeting space.