HMH Signs Four New Projects in Sudan
Soft Launches Coral Hotel Aden
HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings announced four new hotels in Sudan that will be operated under its three different brands namely Coral Niyala – Khartoum, Corp Burj Al Noor – Khartoum, EWA Port Sudan and EWA Nile Tower – Khartoum. In addition, the group stepped into Yemen with the soft launch of Coral Hotel – Aden.
Once open, the new properties in Sudan will add 532 keys to the group’s existing 400 keys in the country.
The geographical position of Sudan – the largest country in Africa by area – established its long historic role as a colossal gateway between the Red Sea, the Sahara and the heart of the continent. Today as the country stands divided between north and south, oil continues to be a pillar of the economy.
HMH’s growth in the country is being fuelled by robust demand for high-quality hotels. Michel Noblet, President & CEO, HMH, said: “Sudan enjoys a strategic location in North East Africa. There is a strong demand in the country for quality accommodation and our brands are well positioned to cater to this growing demand. Coral Hotels & Resorts have had a long standing presence in Sudan with Coral Hotel Khartoum and Coral Port Sudan which will be further strengthened with Coral Niyala – Khartoum. We are now glad to introduce Corp and EWA brands with Corp Burj Al Noor – Khartoum, EWA Port Sudan and EWA Nile Tower – Khartoum. We look forward to successful collaboration with all our owners and associates.”
Coral Hotel Aden features 143 spacious guest rooms including 25 self-contained suites. Pairing attentive service with elegant design, the hotel offers the latest facilities. Evocative decor, striking artworks and a palette, inspired by the rich local traditions, make for a cheerful ambience.
At the new hotels guests can expect up-to-date equipment, deluxe amenities, high-tech features, extensive meeting and leisure facilities and the signature hospitality that the HMH brands are so well recognized for. Michel said, “In today’s times technology is an absolute essential and almost a given. In addition, it is important to have the flavor of the city. Wherever we go, we make sure our hotels offer travelers the right mix of the local and international hospitality.”
HMH has a strong development pipeline across the Middle East and Africa and aims to expands its presence in key destinations in the region.
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· Stand No HC 1330 in Za’abeel Hall,
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Notes for Editors
Founded in 2003, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings is one of the fastest growing, fully-integrated hotel management and development companies in the Middle East. Headquartered in Dubai, HMH offers a complete spectrum of options in hotel categories from top-end luxury hotels to budget properties. Comprising 4 distinct hotel brands namely Coral Hotels & Resorts, Corp Executive Hotels, ECOS Hotels and EWA Hotel Apartments, HMH provides a comprehensive selection of accommodations and services to suit all budgets and clientele.
Key Facts about HMH
· No of hotels operational before end of 2011: 50
· No. of Rooms: 4783
· No. of employees: 3200
· No. of hotels opening in 2011: 15
· No. of hotels under development: 10
For additional information about the HMH Brands visit
Ø HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings www.hmh-dubai.com
Ø Coral Hotels & Resorts www.coral-international.com
Ø Corp Executive Hotels www.corp-hotels.com
Ø EWA Hotel Apartments www.ewa-ha.com
Statistics about the Middle East / Africa Hotel Development
The Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 429 hotels totalling 118,338 rooms, according to the March 2011 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report.
Year-to-date, 17 properties comprising 4,097 rooms have opened in the region. Overall in 2011, there are 164 more properties comprising 39,682 rooms expected to open, which would amount to a 6.6-percent increase in room supply for the remainder of 2011. During 2012, the region is expecting 137 projects comprising 35,401 rooms to open. During 2013, 67 projects comprising 20,310 rooms are expected to open.
Among the Chain Scale segments, the Upper Upscale segment is expected to open the largest number of rooms during the remainder of 2011 with 39 projects comprising 11,523 rooms, followed by the Unaffiliated segment (47 projects comprising 9,716 rooms) and the Upscale segment (29 projects comprising 7,343 rooms).