The expansion of business tourism in Kenya has seen Nairobi become an attractive destination for new hotels with 2,666 rooms expected to be added in the next two years.
Nairobi takes the fourth position in terms of planned rooms while Lagos takes the lead at 4,000.
According to Jumia’s Hospitality Report Africa 2017, these are part of the 64,231 rooms in 365 hotels under construction in the continent from 2016.
The report places Marriott International, Best Western and Hilton as the leading chains which are expanding across the continent.
Overall, the top destinations for international arrivals as of 2015 are Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe respectively.
Nairobi is among the continent’s major business destinations alongside Johannesburg, Lagos, Abidjan, Accra and Cairo.