CityBlue Hotels announces bold move in Mauritius


Sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain; CityBlue Hotels today announced the takeover of Landmark City Hotel in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, at the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

By entering that market with the little exploited secondary town, CityBlue Hotels continues in the spirit that saw them establish first in Mombasa, Kenya and Livingstone, Zambia before setting eyes on the capital cities of those countries; a strategy that has grown the brand’s reputation as a pioneer in the region’s hotel landscape.

“We are quick to spot opportunities where others don’t, and so far, it has worked in our favour”, said CityBlue Founder & Chief Executive Officer Jameel Verjee when questioned on the rationale for the move.

The 32-key business hotel, which features an Indian cuisine restaurant and café, will undergo a full rebrand before reopening its doors as CityBlue Landmark Hotel & Suites.

Speaking of the partnership, CEO Luvee Cheekhooree of the owning company YAIL Hospitality Management Ltd declared, “outsourcing the management to CityBlue makes it ideal for the rising number of domestic and international visitors.

As Mauritius is an important regional business and administrative hub, we look forward to welcoming business and leisure travelers alike to experience hospitality in the heart of Mauritius,”

Situated close to the town’s business district and Ebène Cybercity; the Information Technology hub of Mauritius, the hotel is a perfect station for business travelers and corporate groups seeking comfortable accommodations and space for business meetings.

The several shopping bazaars within close proximity as well as the island’s main West Coast beaches, which lie just 30 minutes, drive from the hotel will serve any leisure seekers putting up there.