Aleph Hospitality enters the Democratic Republic of Congo

DUBAI, UAE: Aleph Hospitality, an independent hotel management company based in Dubai, has signed a management contract with Congolese group Sokerico to operate Kertel Suites in Kinshasa. The boutique property, which is currently under development, is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023 and upon opening the hotel will set a new benchmark for the Kinshasa hospitality industry with its all-suite accommodations and its state-of-the-art food and beverage offerings. Aleph Hospitality’s portfolio now spans 12 properties across eight countries on the African continent.

Located in the capital Kinshasa, in the heart of Gombe, a booming business and embassy district, Kertel Suites offers brand new and contemporary accommodation. The hotel is conveniently located 20 minutes drive from N’Dolo airport. Popular tourist destinations in the surrounding area include Picasso Beach, Central Station Square and the Zoological Garden.

The upscale hotel positions itself as accessible luxury with a sleek, 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.

Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality said, “We are delighted to have been entrusted with the management of Kertel Suites in Kinshasa and we are delighted to operate our first property in Africa’s largest city. 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 delivering next-level hospitality experiences in the heart of Gombe.

Ritesh Hemnani and Kenny Rawtani, owners of the Sokerico Group and developer of the project, said: “The opening of Kertel Suites in Kinshasa will create vast employment opportunities for Congolese residents who will be 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.

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


About Aleph Hospitality

Born and based in Dubai, Aleph Hospitality is a dynamic hotel management company, working for owners to maximize the value of their assets in the Middle East and Africa. The regional specialist’s personalized, results-driven alternative to traditional hotel management models includes third-party and white-label operations. Aleph Hospitality manages hotels directly for owners and facilitates franchise partnerships with the world’s leading brands. With deep market knowledge, decades of experience working with the world’s leading hospitality companies, and a corporate culture built on trust, responsiveness, and flexibility, Aleph Hospitality delivers superior results for hotel owners, an exceptional hospitality experience for its guests and a professional environment for its workforce. Aleph has 12 operating hotels in its portfolio and has planned a pipeline of 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2026.
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