Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya. Hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels, Aleph Hospitality will operate the new-build property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand. Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality, comments: “We are thrilled to…

Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike. Even so, misconceptions about timber as a construction material are still commonplace, limiting potential users from enjoying the manifold benefits…

what can green infrastructure do?

If we were to envision our cities as circular cities, how would they look? Green. And why? Because achieving a circular economy means using nature as a template. With the help of green infrastructure, we can take nature as the example and transform our cities into circular cities. Green infrastructure is a planned network of…

Radisson Hotel’s new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification

The Radisson Hotel Group has acquired an Executive Safehotels Certification for its newly opened Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Center Niamey hotel, three days after its opening in June 2019. This marks the brand’s fourth hotel in Africa to achieve Executive level this year. The Safehotels certificate allows Radisson Hotel Group to add external validation…

MAD Architects designs self-powered hyperloop system integrated with urban farming

HyperloopTT commissioned MAD to conceive a versatile pylon design that while acting as structural support for its groundbreaking transportation system, could easily be integrated across diverse environments – from a bustling city centre to rural farmland to the remote desert. Hyperloop systems are started to be developed in many countries of the world to minimise…