Aleph swoops in with Ghanaian entry

Dubai-based independent hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality, has signed an agreement to operate an all-suite boutique hotel in Accra, marking the group’s first entry into Ghana.

The Pelican Hotel is set to open in June 2023 and will be located in the affluent suburb of Cantonments.

Aparthotel first

A 10-minute drive from Kotoka International Airport, the upscale property will feature 134 suites and apartments, a cafe, a speciality restaurant, swimming pool, gym, spa and meeting room facilities.

The Pelican Hotel is said to be the first aparthotel in Ghana, with contemporary design and luxurious accommodation.

Exciting time

Bani Haddad, founder and MD of Aleph Hospitality said, “We are delighted to have been entrusted with the management of The Pelican Hotel in Accra and look forward to a very successful opening.

“With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, many cultural attractions and tourism-friendly infrastructure, Ghana is an attractive destination for business and leisure travellers alike, and with tourism as one of the fastest growing sectors in the country, this is a very exciting time for us to enter Ghana.”

Creating investor value

DevtracoPlus Limited, a Ghanaian real estate company within the Devtraco Group, is the developer and owner of The Pelican Hotel Apartments. Group CEO John Kane Entsuah said: “We are excited to continue delivering on our promise of creating value for investors in this strategic partnership with Aleph Hospitality.

“With years of experience in working with the world’s largest hotel companies, Aleph Hospitality is the ideal partner to deliver the highest level of hospitality management services for Accra’s first hotel apartments. Together, we will be redefining the hospitality industry in Ghana.”

African pipeline

Aleph Hospitality, which has targeted 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, manages hotels directly for owners, either on a franchise basis for branded properties or as a white label operator for independently-branded hotels.

Already in the firm’s African pipeline are Kertel Suites, bringing 70 rooms to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo in May; in the same quarter, Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia is due to add 111 keys to Liberia; while 2025 will see MGallery Kigali and Century Park Hotel and Residences Kigali, both numbering 200 luxury keys, heading to the Rwandan capital.