By Shane McGinley
Rani Resorts, which is owned by Saudi based Aujan Group, will start construction in 2011 and open the resort in 2013
Resorts, the hospitality group owned by Saudi-based Aujan Group, is to start
construction on a new $100m resort in Mozambique, the announced on Wednesday.
Group, which is the largest privately owned beverages and confectionery
business in the GCC, has expanded into the hospitality sector and through Rani
Resorts it is the largest investor in Mozambique’s tourism industry.
is shaping up to be Africa’s brightest rising star, with rich resources and
outstanding potential for tourism,” Adel Aujan, chairman of Aujan Group said on
the sidelines of the Gulf Africa Investment Conference in Riyadh.
Resorts currently operates five luxury hotel projects in Mozambique and
construction on the $100m Paradise Island resort will start in 2011 and is
expected to open in 2013.
architectural concept for the new hotel is retro, in keeping with the original
establishment on the island that was so popular with glamourous jet-set of the
50s and 60s”, said Kamel Abdallah, CEO of Rani Investment.
the Bazaruto Archipelago, which is two hour’s flying time from Johannesburg,
Paradise Island will have an airstrip, an 80 room hotel, 50 holiday villas and apartments,
restaurants and various retail and entertainment venues.