4 Africa’s Hottest New Hotel Openings

4 Africa’s Hottest New Hotel Openings
It's no secret that the Hotel industry in Africa is booming at the moment and it's not hard to see why.
The continent of Africa is blessed with a diverse and beautiful landscape, as well as an array of incredible native flora and fauna which makes it a dream destination for many travellers. 
On top of this our large cities are perfect for business travellers, with frequent flights, good road links and of course, hotels to accommodate. Whilst there are many elegant and well established hotels within Africa already, these are some of the most exciting new openings.

• Magashi, Rwanda - Opened 2019

The trend for safari holidays is only growing in Africa, allowing our diverse wildlife to take centre stage. Wilderness Safaris is already a successful company, but it's hoped that the opening of it's brand new Magashi camp will take them to even greater heights. 
This safari camp sits in the Akagera National Park and overlooks the breathtaking Lake Rwanyakazinga. In terms of outlook, it could not be more beautiful. Wilderness Safaris always do their best to work closely with local organisations and aid with conservation efforts and the Magashi camp is no exception. 

They launched the camp in partnership with non-profit organisation African Parks, as well as the Rwanda Development Board, so both locals and tourists will be delighted at the opportunities and experiences the camp can bring to the area. The suites are airy canvas-canopied rooms, with uninterrupted views of the plains and the lake. 
Decorations are subtle and natural and make use of traditional local weaving techniques. The use of earthy colours and soft textures allows the feeling of a traditional safari tent to permeate throughout.

• Time Square, South Africa - Opened 2018

If you're looking for the ultimate luxury in South Africa look no further than Time Square. Opened in 2018, Time Square offers the most exclusive hotel and casino experience in Pretoria. The casino offers a wide range of games, as well as a comprehensive and delicious menu. Fans of poker and beginners alike will delight at the three Raise 'em tables. 
Although many variations exist, all of them share certain basic rules, so you can easily spend an evening becoming familiar with hand rankings, or really working on the nitty-gritty of your game strategy. 

The location of Times Square is another big draw, Pretoria is a cultural hub that's popular with businesses. If convenience is key for the business traveller, then this hotel provides the perfect blend of luxury and location. 

• Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs, Kenya - Opened 2019

This hotel is certainly not one for those who are counting the pennies at the moment, but one thing is for sure, though quite costly, you certainly get value for your money. 
The Elewana Loisaba development is ultra luxury. Imagined by famed architects Chris Payne and Jan Allen, Lodo Springs had been designed, landscaped and manicured to within an inch of its life. 

There are eight individual 84 square meter tented rooms that are available for your stay, each with its own unique style and a hand woven Ghanaian Kente Cloth that hangs above the bed - a truly special touch. 
One of the particularly beautiful examples is an elegant 17th century French room, with antique walnut wardrobes, wooden panelling to the walls and the overall feel of total opulence. 
The property sits on a staggering 58,000 acres of land, with structural acacia trees, dewy succulents and other native plants dotted around in a wonderfully natural way. If it was ever possible to embark on a conservation focused, genuinely luxury vacation, then Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs have made it so.

• Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco - Opened 2019

Opening just in time to see in the New Year, this spectacular hotel is located in Marrakech and makes the most of its unique location. Set in 28 acres of immaculately landscaped orchards and olive groves, the property boasts unparalleled views of the dramatic Atlas Mountains. 
Although larger than many of the hotels previously mentioned, there is never a doubt that the Oberoi Marrakech is anything short of luxury. The 84 rooms almost without exception, feature a spacious private pool and garden area, allowing guests to relax in total seclusion. As well as well appointed rooms, the body of the main building is also a feast for the senses. 

The main courtyard brings the very best of 14th century Moroccan design right into the 21st century, with subtle nods to the historic Medersa Ben Youssef. If guests still haven't quite managed to relax and settle into 'holiday mode' then three top quality restaurants and a natural spa surrounded by orchards should do the trick.

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