Aleph Hospitality, a Dubai-based independent hotel management company, has signed a contract for the management of The Pelican Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

The new upscale hotel is located in Cantonments and features 134 suites and apartments, a café, a specialty restaurant, a swimming pool, a gym, a spa and meeting room facilities.

The Pelican Hotel is a ten-minute ride from Kotoka International Airport, and is close to various embassies, shopping malls, dining and leisure facilities.

Slated to open in June 2023, the all-suite boutique hotel marks the first property for Aleph Hospitality in Ghana.

Aleph Hospitality founder and managing director Bani Haddad 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.”

The Pelican Hotel Apartments is developed and owned by DevtracoPlus, a part of real estate company Devtraco Group.

Aleph Hospitality aims to expand its portfolio to 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2026.

The company manages hotels directly for owners and branded properties on a franchise basis. It is also a white label operator of independently branded hotels. 

Devtraco Group CEO John Kane Entsuah said: “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 apartment. Together, we will be redefining the hospitality industry in Ghana.”

In August last year, Aleph Hospitality signed a management contract for a property in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.