The Kempinski group of luxury hotels has plans to expand during 2012. The group will open property in a number of countries in Africa and there are plans for even more in the future. The group is actually based in Geneva, but will be expanding into Angola, Ghana and Kenya. Kenya in particular is seen as one of the main gateways to the sub-Saharan area of the continent. Future hotels are to be opened in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Africa has been earmarked as having a number of luxury destinations in the future, and tourism is expected to grow there each year. The Kempinski group of luxury hotels already has properties in Egypt, Namibia and the Seychelles. The property that is to be opened in Ghana is located in the capital city of Accra and will be open by the end of 2012. Kempinski is to be the operator of the Kenyan property in Nairobi as well as a tented camp which is to be located in the Masai Mara game reserve. Guests will find all the luxury amenities that they would expect from a luxury hotel, such as top quality soft furnishings and toiletries, as well as some of the latest technologies.
Tourism worldwide is changing, which is why destinations such as Africa, the Far East and the Middle East are all much more popular now, as people want to explore luxury destinations further away from home. Tourists are now much keener to experience different cultures and long-haul travel has many advantages.
Author – David Richards