Rezidor expands presence in Egypt
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Cape Town Fish Market to enter UK South African restaurant company Cape Town Fish Market is to expand into the UK with the opening of a branch in central London. The group has acquired a venue on Argyll Street, near Oxford Circus, and is to open the restaurant in June this year. The menu at the London branch will be much along the lines as the South African outlets and will offer a mix of South African and Japanese seafood dishes including seafood platters and fish and chips as well as sushi and teppanyaki. Cape Town Fish Market said if the site is successful it will open further restaurants in other areas of London and the UK and potentially also expand into mainland Europe and Dubai. The company currently operates 20 outlets in South Africa, with a further four in progress.
Burger King to enter EgyptBurger King has announced its subsidiary, Burger King Europe, has signed a development agreement with Hana International, a subsidiary of Olayan Financing Company, giving it the exclusive right to roll out the fast food brand in Egypt and other north African countries. The first Burger King restaurant is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2007 at Egypt's City Stars Mal in Cairo, with a further two openings set to follow shortly in Sharm El Sheikh. The openings mark the kick off for a large expansion programme over the next five years. Through Hana International, Olayan is now the largest franchisee in the region and operates more than 180 Burger King outlets throughout the Middle East including Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Carlson Hotels adds nine hotels Carlson Hotels Worldwide has added nine new properties to its worldwide portfolio of since the beginning of the year. The new hotels include two Radisson SAS properties in Kazakhstan and Norway, two Radisson properties in California and Arizona, USA, a new spa hotel in Chile developed by Radisson Hotels Latin America, two Park Inn hotels in Michigan, USA, and Russia, as well as two Park Plazas in India and China. The two newest Radisson hotels are the 181-room Radisson SAS Hotel Astana in Kazakhstan, and the Radisson SAS Hotel, Fredrikstad in Norway, both hotels are managed by Rezidor Hotel Group. The 50-room Radisson Acqua hotel & spa is located in the Chilean city of Con Con on the Pacific coast north of ViÁ±a del Mar. The hotel features a spa and two restaurants.
By Kerstin KÁ¼hn
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