In a statement published on May 23, the Indian hotel management firm, Sarovar Hotels said it planned to operate 1O hotels in Africa in the next five years.

Sarovar Hotels Pvt ED Ajay K Bakaya said: “This is a major step in our growth and expansion strategy and we are looking to operate 10 hotels in Africa in the next five years.”

The Mumbai-based group also announced its entry in South Sudan by taking over the management of Panorama Hotel. Located in Juba, the building which counts 73 rooms and suites will be renamed Panorama Sarovar Portico.

“This is a major step in our growth and expansion strategy and we are looking to operate 10 hotels in Africa in the next five years,” said Sarovar Hotels Pvt ED Ajay Bakaya.

Sarovar Hotels presently operates more than 75 hotels worldwide under the Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, Hometel, Park Plaza and Radisson brands.

In Africa, the group manages three hotels: the Heron Portico in Nairobi, the New Africa Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam and the Zehneria Portico in Nairobi.