Minor sees potential for growth in Africa

Minor Hotels has noted further potential for the growth of its property and brand portfolio across Africa.

“The continent has long been regarded as the ultimate destination – a cradle of humanity – that offers some of the most rewarding experiences that any discerning traveller could wish for,” Minor Hotels said in a statement.

It said the earlier acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, a well-known Portuguese-based brand with 14 properties across Portugal and Brazil, paved the way for the growth of the brand in Africa. “We see strong potential for the growth of our brands in Africa, including the opportunity to launch Tivoli in the region,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and COO of Minor International. “There is potential both in Portuguese-speaking countries such as Mozambique and Angola, but also in the Maghreb, where economic and cultural ties to Portugal and Europe in general, are strong.”