The African Hospitality Group (AHG) significantly benefits from franchise relationships. Each of AHG’s franchise relationships are recognized as top global franchisors in the hospitality industry. We believe that business and leisure travelers prefer the consistent service and quality associated with these top global hospitality franchises. Their brand names serve as a significant driver in high demand for our hotel rooms.
The proposed hotels will be managed by our future partners and/or under the brands as follows: Marriott International, LLC; Hilton Hotel Corporation; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Rezidor (Radisson); and Best Western Hotels, which are some of the major hotel brands in the world. This is just a sample list of those hotels, while other major brands are also being considered.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, LLC.
Marriott International Corporation is a leading lodging company with more than 7,000 lodging properties, in 70 countries and territories. The African Hospitality Group, Inc. plans to franchise hotels under the Marriott, Courtyard, and Residence Inn brand names. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, at 2009 year-end, Marriott had approximately 137,000 employees. Marriott is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies in which to work, and by Newsweek, as one of the greenest big companies in America.
HILTON HOTELS CORPORATION
Hilton Hotels Corporation is internationally recognized as a prominent hospitality company. Hilton develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 3,500 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Some of the proposed AHG Hotel Properties will be franchised Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and/or Doubletree brand names. Since its founding 90 years ago, Hilton’s commitment to creating exceptional guest experiences remains unchanged. Their more than 130,000 team members continue to bring the highest quality of service to visitors.
STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world. With nearly 1,200 properties, in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residence. Starwood has the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.
CARLSON REZIDOR HOTEL GROUP
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel companies. It has a fantastic portfolio of more than 1,340 hotels in operation. Under development, it has a global footprint covering over 105 countries and a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites by CarlsonSM.
With our long, successful history in global hospitality, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has a rich expertise across all key segments, all business models, plus a strong and expanding revenue generation capability. Our 88,000 inspiring people collectively deliver system-wide revenues of $7.5 billion
As of December 2013, Radisson Blu has 275 hotels operating throughout the world with 65,052 rooms, and 93 hotels under development with an additional 20,739 rooms.
BEST WESTERN HOTELS
Best Western International, Inc. has more than †4,000 hotels in over †100 countries and territories worldwide. Each of their hotels is independently owned — which means there is always someone there who cares and rewards those for loyalty.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Best Western International Corporate employs 1,254 people and offers more than 400,000* quality guest rooms, located in 100* countries and territories worldwide.