By Oluthando Keteyi - 29 June 2019Views : 1589
Onomo Hotels has invested in North Africa and announced an ambitious development plan. The 100% African hotel group has chosen Morocco as its new hub and confirmed the opening of seven new hotels during 2019.
With several openings in Morocco, namely in Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier, Onomo Hotels has invested in North Africa and chosen Morocco as its new hub.
The 100% African hotel group has announced the opening of its new flagship, Onomo Casablanca City Center - an urban hotel that challenges the definition of mid-scale hotels by offering generous spaces with a refined design and a high-quality service matching the African hospitality.
Present in nine African countries with 14 operating hotels and six more new openings planned in 2019, Onomo aims to increase this number to 29 with 3,800 rooms based on a current pipeline of 15 hotels, to become the leading pan-African hotel group in the mid-scale segment.
Created ten years ago, Onomo Hotels’ brand image is built around hospitality, making the "smile" its signature and identity. In addition, Onomo Hotels has four set priorities: service quality, connectivity, security and culture; Four major pillars that make Onomo simple, accessible and comfortable.
Onomo Hotels Group has preserved a 100% African spirit which defines its unique value proposition. In all Onomo hotels, furniture, design and gastronomy are an ode to the African continent and a tribute to its culture. ONOMO chooses to be an ambassador for the African lifestyle offering its customers hotels in the heart of Africa, but also Africa in the heart of its hotels.
With the concept “Onomo Taste”, the group hotels offer the best of local cuisine made from fresh products from the local market. Beyond design and gastronomy, Onomo positively benefits the local economies by creating opportunity and investing in people wherever the group settles in several ways: job creation, training, sourcing from local suppliers and artisans.
Sustainable development is at the heart of Onomo hotels; this includes ecological solutions throughout their value chain. Onomo Hotels architecture is designed to optimise its energy efficiency. The hotels prioritise the use of natural energy sources, including lighting, the use of low-energy light bulbs, wastewater treatment, and more.
10 years serving the hospitality industry
Onom opened its first hotel in Dakar in 2010, which offers 107 rooms. In 2011, the group continued its expansion and opened a second hotel in Abidjan (116 rooms and two suites) and a third in Libreville (118 rooms) in 2012. To this day, OnomoNOMO Hotels has 14 hotels in 9 African countries, namely Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Mali, Togo, South Africa, Guinea, Rwanda and Morocco.
With the opening of three new hotels in Morocco (Casablanca Sidi Maarouf, Casablanca Airport and Tangier) by the end of June and three others during the second half of the year, notably in Douala (Cameroon), Dar Essalam (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique), 2019 is a year of consolidation for the group's presence on the African continent and marks the beginning of a new phase of its development.
In order to support the development of the African continent, Onomo Group has designed a new approach to the hotel industry to satisfy the dynamics of a pan-African and international business clientele. This approach is based on service optimisation, accessibility, connectivity and security, in order to offer its customers, business or leisure, the best of Africa. to achieve their ambition of making ONOMO Hotels the leading pan-African hospitality platform in the mid-scale segment.
In June 2018, ONOMO acquired the Moroccan group Cantor Hotels, with 2 open hotels and 4 under construction. To date, ONOMO has 14 hotels in 9 African countries.