Hotel Management Network lists the top ten hotels in Africa as measured by the number of hotels as tracked by GlobalData’s Hotels database.

1. AccorHotels

AccorHotels was the biggest hotel chain in Africa with 97 hotels in 2020.

Accor SA (Accor) is a hotel operator. The company manages and franchises luxury and upscale, midscale and economy hotels.

2. Marriott International

The second biggest hotel chain in Africa, Marriott International operated 83 hotels in 2020.

Marriott International (Marriott) is a hospitality service provider that operates hotels and restaurants. It operates, franchises and licenses hotels, residential and timeshare properties under several luxury, premium and select brand names.

3. Tsogo Sun Gaming

Tsogo Sun Gaming was the third biggest hotel chain in Africa with 82 hotels in 2020.

Tsogo Sun Gaming (Tsogo Sun) is a gaming and entertainment group. The group operates around 13 casinos in South Africa and hotels located primarily in South Africa and other African countries, Seychelles and the Middle East.

4. City Lodge Hotels

With 62 hotels, City Lodge Hotels was the fourth biggest hotel chain in Africa in 2020.

City Lodge Hotels (City Lodge) owns and operates a chain of hotels, courtyards, and lodges. The company manages and operates hotels under the brand names of Courtyard, City Lodge, Town Lodge, Fairview and Road Lodge across South Africa.

5. InterContinental Hotels Group

The fifth biggest hotel chain in Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group operated 30 hotels in 2020.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is a provider of hospitality services. The company owns, manages, leases, and franchises hotels and resorts.

6. Radisson Hotel Group

With 21 hotels, Radisson Hotel Group was the sixth biggest hotel chain in Africa in 2020.

Radisson Hotel Group (Radisson Hotel) is a hospitality company. It operates hotels under brands such as Radisson, Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson Red, Park Inn by Radisson, Park Plaza, and Country Inn and Suites by Radisson.

7. Legacy Group

Legacy Group was the seventh biggest hotel chain in Africa with 18 hotels in 2020.

Legacy Hotels & Resorts Pty Ltd (Legacy Hotels) owns, manages and develops luxury hotels, game lodges and residences. The company offers rooms, suites and chalets with air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone, coffee and tea making amenity.

8. aha Hotels & Lodges

The eighth biggest hotel chain in Africa, aha Hotels & Lodges operated 17 hotels in 2020.

aha Hotels & Lodges (AHL) is a provider of management and marketing support to hotel and lodge owners. The company is a tourism property management company of Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division.

9. Steigenberger Hotels

With 16 hotels, Steigenberger Hotels was the ninth biggest hotel chain in Africa in 2020.

Steigenberger Hotels (Steigenberger Hotels), a subsidiary of Huazhu Group Ltd, is a hospitality service provider. The company owns and operates hotels and resorts.

10. Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Hilton Worldwide Holdings was the tenth biggest hotel chain in Africa with 14 hotels in 2020.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HWHI) is a global hospitality company. It operates a chain of luxury and full-service hotels and resorts, extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels.


This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Hotels Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

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