Quantum Global (QG) Africa Hotel LP, a Mauritius based investment fund managed by Quantum Global Investments Africa Management Ltd, today announced in a press release the acquisition of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra from Kingdom Holding Company (KHC).
The transaction which closed on December 28, 2016 marks the most sizable open-market hotel transaction in sub-Saharan Africa to date, it said.
Complementing Quantum Global’s already significant African investment portfolio, the value proposition of this transaction is underpinned by its status as one of the largest hotel and mixed use properties in West Africa occupying an exceptional position in both business and touristic segments of the African hospitality market.
“The acquisition of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most successful hotels, is a great testament to the strength of our Hotel Fund and its growing portfolio,” Quantum Global’s Group CEO, Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, was cited as saying.”
“The hospitality industry across Africa is an indicator of the vitality and attractiveness of key locations across the continent and we look to further take advantage of those opportunities and generate value added returns for our investors, he added.
Sitting on a spectacular 16 acres (6.5 hectares) site of landscaped gardens in Accra’s Central Business District, Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra comprises extensive food and beverage as well as conference facilities making it the largest 5-star conference hotel in Ghana. The property is also complemented by retail as well as office facilities that form part of a unique environment, valued by tenants as well as hotel guests.
“Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra has demonstrated outstanding growth through the highly-rated and reliable delivery of world class hospitality facilities to its international and local customers. We are delighted with this major acquisition and are looking forward to a very promising future.” Adrian Leuenberger, Managing Director, Group Head of Asset Management, Quantum Global, was also quoted as saying.
By Pamela Ofori-Boateng