Starwood accelerates growth in Africa

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced an expansion plan for Africa and Indian Ocean. 

Currently the company operates 34 hotels with a pipeline of 20 hotels under development.

With the expansion of its luxury, upper upscale and mid-market brands, Starwood will grow its portfolio by over 50% in the next five years, with more than 50 hotels operating and nine out of its 10 lifestyle brands flying their flag in the region.

Its commitment to the region begins with seven new deals, including the W Sharm El Sheikh and The Residences at W Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Sheraton Bamako (Mali), The Westin Abuja and Residences (Nigeria), Four Points by Sheraton Abuja and Residences (Nigeria), Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport (Kenya), Aloft Dakar (Senegal), and Element Oyster Bay Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).