New partnership strengthens AccorHotels footprint in Africa
“With this strategic partnership, we are reinforcing the Group’s footprint in Africa and we have access to a brand with strong roots and heritage, recognised for its commitment to preserve the environment and its prestigious credentials in the hospitality space,” said Sebastien Bazin, chairman and CEO, AccorHotels.
Founder and chairman of the Mantis Group, Adrian Gardiner, says they are excited to embark upon this new chapter. “This agreement presents an attractive proposition for the Mantis Group to utilise AccorHotels’ robust distribution channels and world-wide reach to further develop the hospitality concepts and sustainability projects we have worked so tirelessly to grow,” he said.
The Mantis network features 28 managed properties, plus a global network of branded hotels and residences, including boutique villas and flagship properties such as Founders Lodge, a South African game reserve located in the Eastern Cape, Mantis St Helena – a boutique hotel on the remote island in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Draycott Hotel in London.
The new partnership accompanied the launch of Community Conservation Fund Africa, a non-profit organisation which aims to amplify both Groups’ commitment towards preventing the accelerating decline of Africa’s wildlife and bringing together three conservation organisations; Wilderness Foundation, Tusk Trust and African Parks.