A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Lacoste & Cie SA for a new Hyatt hotel in Dakar. Hyatt Dakar will become the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Senegal, joining the previously announced Park Hyatt Marrakech and Hyatt Place Taghazout in Morocco.
Peter Norman, senior vice president, real estate and development, for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East said: “Africa’s hotel market remains underdeveloped, despite a growing middle class and increased inward investment in recent years which has pushed up demand for hotels. This creates significant opportunities for us. We believe that the Hyatt brand will have strong appeal to business and leisure travelers visiting the region.”
Expected to open in 2016, Hyatt Dakar will offer 140 guestrooms, and will feature two restaurants, a guest lounge and bar, as well as meeting space and a spa. The hotel will border the popular Kermel market famed for its original architecture.