ONOMO Hotels Celebrates a Decade of African Hospitality

ONOMO Hotels celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 by looking to the future with ambitious plans to double its substantial footprint in Africa. By the end of this year, ONOMO will be operating 20 hotels in 11 countries across the continent, offering a total of 2 800 rooms – making it the leading pan-African hotel group in the mid-scale segment.

A decade of innovation to take African hospitality to the next level
ONOMO opened its first hotel in Dakar in 2010, followed by expansion into Abidjan the following year, and a third in Libreville in 2012. In 2019, ONOMO hotels has properties in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Mali, Togo, South Africa, Guinea, Rwanda, Morocco and Cameroon, with Tanzania to follow soon.

“We’ve come a long way in 2019 alone – at the start of the year, we had 14 hotels in 9 countries under our stewardship,” says ONOMO Hotels CEO Cedric Guilleminot. “Being able to establish properties in new territories like Morocco and Cameroun and opening in the coming weeks new hotels in Mozambique and Tanzania, this year has been a tremendous privilege. Seeing our reach and room capacity increase to reach 2 800 is a truly remarkable achievement, worthy of celebration alongside that of our tenth year of operation”.

ONOMO Africa’s Finest: Where magic happens…
Under the brand ‘Africa’s Finest’, ONOMO Hotels will be celebrating African culture and helping showcase it to the world. Senegalese designer Adama Paris, who recently opened Dakar Fashion Week, will be opening brand stores for her SAARGALE label across all ONOMO Hotels, starting with ONOMO Casablanca City Centre this week. Ivorian Chef Moulay Fanny will also be bringing his vision for the African culinary arts to ONOMO Hotels, hosting cooking sessions and recreating traditional local dishes from each region, with a modern twist.

ONOMO integrates the best of the creativity and know-how of African craftsmen and designers into the architecture and design across its offering. By partnering with local resources, it has become a driver of regional economic development, aiming also to favour ecological initiatives and social responsibility. This has created opportunities in job creation, training, sourcing from local suppliers and artisans and helped the group make a positive impact, wherever it has settled.

South African Market as ONOMO’s new “nice challenge”
In South Africa, ONOMO Hotels operates hotels in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, some of them under the brand name Signature Lux by ONOMO.

Set in the heart of Sandton, Signature Lux Hotel ONOMO Sandton is just steps away from the Sandton Gautrain station.

ONOMO Hotel Durban is located near the International Convention Centre and close to North Beach, Moses Mabida Stadium; Kingsmead, Kings Park and UShaka Marine World.

In Cape Town, ONOMO Hotels Group has a diversified offer to satisfy different types of clients. The brand-new Signature Lux by ONOMO Foreshore few steps from the Convention Center; ultra-central Signature Lux by ONOMO Waterfront and ONOMO Hotel Cape Town – Inn on the Square, set in a historical building at the heart of the African Art Market, which is getting ready to undergo a refresh starting November.

Read our quick-fire Q&A with Cedric Guilleminot, CEO of ONOMO Hotels, here.

ONOMO Hotel Inn on the Square

ONOMO Hotel Inn on the Square rooftop with pool – perfect for summer sundowners

Signature Lux by ONOMO Foreshore dining area