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Minor Hotel Group expands in Africa
July 2014 1472

MINOR Hotel Group (MHG) has added three properties in Mozambique to its portfolio and a 25 per cent equity investment in the properties.

The three properties are located on the northern coastline of Mozambique, operating as part of the Rani Resorts portfolio. On the mainland, the 185-key Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa will be rebranded to AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa by end of 2014. Located in the Quirimbas Archipelago, the exclusive boutique island properties – Medjumbe Private Island with 13 chalets (to open end 2014) and Matemo Island, currently with 24 villas – will both be rebranded to Anantara. Matemo Island is currently closed for an extensive renovation and the addition of more keys, and will open in 2015.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, commented, “This latest investment in three hotels in Mozambique demonstrates Minor Hotel Group’s commitment to the country’s growing tourism sector and more widely to the overall African tourism market. We are actively exploring other opportunities to expand our footprint in Africa through the expansion of all our brands and are very excited about these latest additions to our portfolio in Mozambique.”

With properties in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya, Minor Hotel Group’s Elewana Collection is a bespoke collection of camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels that have been carefully selected for their unique accommodations and iconic locations to provide unparalleled African wildlife-viewing and beach holiday opportunities with an emphasis on stylish and luxurious comfort.

The Elewana Collection comprises: Arusha Coffee Lodge, cradled in the endless acres of one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations; Tarangire Treetops, with its unique tree house style rooms built on wooden decks around the trunks of enormous Baobab and Marula trees; Serengeti Migration Camp and Serengeti Pioneer Camp located in the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the continent’s largest ecosystems; and The Manor at Ngorongoro, located adjacent to the world famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

In the neighbouring Kenya and Zanzibar, two boutique beach escapes – AfroChic Diani Beach and Kilindi Zanzibar – complete the indulgently luxurious collection with hotels that are as unique in character and design as their idyllic locales.


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