According to eTurboNews, the Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda, will come under Kempinski management from mid-2014.
The 112-room hotel will embark on a major refurbishment, lasting about 18 months, during which major changes to the food and beverage services will also be implemented.
In Kenya Kempinski manages the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi and the Kempinski Olare Mara luxury tented camp in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The company’s push into Rwanda confirms Kempinski’s intent to widen its footprint across the continent.
Kempinski already operates seven hotels in Africa, five of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. The company is opening new hotels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and a third hotel in Egypt, all within the next 12 months.