The African continent is undergoing a phase of mass development. There are many construction projects underway across Africa, making it more connected and luxurious. Previously, developers have struggled with various issues related to infrastructure, staffing and economic stability amongst others. But with greater exploration into the continent, Africa’s untapped potential is starting to be realized. The top Hotel Construction database states that hotel construction in Africa is booming, even surpassing Latin America in a list of the world’s most active pipelines. There are currently 305 construction projects in Africa’s pipeline, with the trajectory of adding 73, 528 new rooms, compared to Latin America’s 314 projects with 72065 new rooms. The majority of these construction projects are expected to be running by 2020. Africa’s hospitality industry is seeing much success in recent years, and is expected to get even bigger once these projects are completed. [Further reading: Renewable Energy Projects in Zambia]
Here is a look at just 5 huge construction projects underway in Africa:
Marassi is a Mediterranean-styled development close to Alexandria, a few miles away from the historic city of El Alamein, along the shores of Sidi Abdul Rahman Bay. An architectural ode to the rich and diverse Mediterranean way of living, Marassi is destined to be the haven of untold bliss and comforts sprawling pristine waterfront. It will be 260 hectares, with 2500 rooms, and will contain eight resort hotels. It is expected to open in 2019.
Chbika, originally known as Chbika Sahara Atlantique, has been master-planned to include three or more hotels, 1,851 apartments and villas, a town center, a marina with berths for 100 boats, a sports center, a spa, a medical center, and what’s been described as a tournament-worthy golf course.Without question, the resort will be the biggest thing to ever hit the village of Chbika, which is located along the Atlantic coast in a remote part of southwestern Morocco, near the town of Tan-Tan. The resort will have an expected 2500 rooms, and is slated to open in 2020.
Expansion of this lush, luxury resort seeks to surpass the existing oasis’s already-high standards. With an added adjoining property, the project includes a 90+ key hotel, conference center, employee hotel, manager’s quarters, a Mosque, dive center, and an 18-hole golf course with 52 golf villas. A central lake provides beauty and serenity while also cooling temperatures within the local microclimate. Sinuous walkways guide hotel guests to their doorways through a series of landscaped gardens and terraces, and chalets sit among dense private gardens and pool areas. Perched on the cliffs, two infinity pools appear to float above the shoreline, with nooks carved into the hillsides for private sunbathing.This resort will contain 1400 rooms, and is expected to open 2019.
A mixed-use development project branded MARRIOTT located in the new development district in Bab Ezzouar in Wilaya of Algiers. It will have 1218 rooms and will open in 2018.
Swiss-Belhotel Marseilia, Alexandria Beach
The property in Alexandria will be part of a mixed-use complex overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It will be located it in Egypt, and once construction on this property is complete in the first quarter of 2019, it will offer 1,200 new rooms for its guests. Construction will be completely complete by 2020.
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