Aleph seizes the first Congolese site

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Dubai-based independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed a management contract with Congolese group Sokerico to operate a future boutique hotel in Kinshasa.

Kertel Suites, currently under development, is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023.

Kinshasa reference

The hotel is set to set a new benchmark for the Kinshasa hospitality industry with its all-suite rooms and state-of-the-art food and beverage offerings.

Located in the heart of the Municipality of Gombe, the contemporary boutique hotel accommodation is positioned as accessible luxury with an elegant and classic design for a corporate lifestyle. Leisure facilities include an upscale rooftop resto-bar and French bakery-bistro, rooftop swimming pool, fully equipped gym and spa, and three banquet halls.

The largest African urban presence

Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality, Bani Haddad, said, “We are delighted to have been entrusted with the management of Kertel Suites in Kinshasa and we are delighted to be operating our first property in the largest city in Kinshasa. Africa. This is an interesting time to secure a presence in the heart of Africa, as the Democratic Republic of Congo is currently investing in the hospitality sector, restoring historic sites and building sustainability within its ecosystem. . The development is quite unique in its location, and we look forward to bringing next-level hospitality experiences to the heart of Gombe.

Ritesh Hemnani and Kenny Rawtani, owners of project developer Sokerico Group, added: “The opening of Kertel Suites in Kinshasa will create vast employment opportunities for Congolese residents who will become part of the growing Aleph hotel group. Our plan is to help accelerate the increase in tourism in the country and position Kinshasa as a destination with superb hospitality services.

Pipeline target

Aleph Hospitality’s portfolio now spans 12 properties across eight countries across the African continent. The company has targeted 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, with signings including Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia, which will soon open in Liberia, as well as two 200-room sites in the Rwandan capital completed in 2025: Century Park Hotel and Residences Kigali and MGallery Kigali.

The company manages hotels directly for owners, either as a franchise for branded properties or as a white label operator for independent branded hotels.

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