Partnership with Onomo Hotels

Why ONOMO Hotels?

1 / International standards combined with African roots [CLICK to expand the text below]

The Pan-African leader in mid-range hotels, ONOMO develops and operates hotels in Africa’s capitals and major cities. Our group offers a full range of services – meeting rooms, food & beverage – that perfectly meet the needs of business customers.

ONOMO was established in 2009 on the finding that in Africa, international hotel chains tend to fall in the high-end range – which does not meet the continent’s growing demand for lodging that offers good value for consumers’ money.

ONOMO promotes the vision of a dynamic and modern Africa with its lifestyle design, and through the Africa’s Finest label, the group offers guests the best of the continent’s creativity while supporting African artisans and artists. In 2019, ONOMO was named “Best real-estate project in Africa” ​​by the Africa Investments Forum and Awards.

The new generation of ONOMO hotels is also the first to benefit from EDGE Buildings certification. [Insert link:]

2 / A unique development platform in Africa

ONOMO is the only mid-range hotel brand to connect all of Africa.

In less than a decade, ONOMO has built a platform of 21 hotels (approximately 2,800 rooms, or an average of 130 rooms per location) in 13 countries and 17 cities. After a successful first phase of development in west and central Africa (seven hotels: 890 rooms), in 2016 ONOMO set up in South Africa (five hotels: 790 rooms), in East Africa (three hotels: 390 rooms) and, since 2018, in North Africa with the strategic acquisition of a portfolio of six Moroccan hotels: 740 rooms).

Our ambition? To double the size of our portfolio by 2025, and expand our presence to new destinations through development projects, acquisition of existing hotels, joint ventures, leases and management contracts.

3 / A multicultural team based in Africa

Group management and development come from a team of roughly 700 professionals with integrated expertise across the entire value chain, from construction (Vinci) to investment (Morgan Stanley, Tishman Speyer) through to the most-renowned hoteliers.

ONOMO is based on the unique expertise of an expert team dedicated to the development and management of the group’s operations, all with solid financial, legal and technical experience.

The results speak for themselves:

– Around 30 sites secured over the past eight years
– 15 hotels built or renovated over the past five years, in challenging economic climates
– Average construction time: 18 months
– More than €400 million of capital raised (debt or equity)

4 / Local know-how combined with a unique African network (teams, clients, partners)

With more than 750 employees, over 95% of whom are African nationals or residents, ONOMO has a unique understanding of African culture and markets.

Since 2015, ONOMO’s headquarters have been based in Casablanca. Two additional regional offices have been created to support our hotels as close as possible to their operations.

Thanks to our strong network of local partners, ONOMO has developed unique local expertise and know-how. These assets are key in a context where the local clientele is constantly evolving.

With our in-depth knowledge of the market and the experience of our teams, ONOMO is considered as one of the most experienced players in African hotel development.

The evidence is clear: successful openings in more than a dozen French- and English-speaking countries.

How to collaborate

As an operator-investor, ONOMO strives to maintain a balance between a long-term investor’s performance targets and an operator’s demand for fast results.

We can help you realize your long-term aims, thanks to our expertise throughout the hotel sector’s entire value chain: identification of opportunities, acquisitions implementation, hotel construction and management – all with cost control and maximal revenue in mind.

Seize development opportunities

If you own property or a building in a major African city that you would like to convert into a hotel, don’t hesitate to contact us if you are seeking a partner.

ONOMO, an operational and financial partner

Are you looking for a financial and operational partner? Do you want to renovate and/or manage your hotel? Contact us!

The African leader in the mid-range hotel industry, owner-operator ONOMO has solid financial experience. Our group is prepared to invest – alongside you – in ONOMO brand hotels through a joint venture partnership or a lease agreement.

As a leading real estate investor, ONOMO has a thorough understanding of all the issues you are likely to face. Since we are financially involved in each project, our group’s interests align perfectly with those of our fellow investors.

ONOMO professionals have extensive expertise in the sourcing, design, development and operation of hotels, and can assist you with your project, from its design and construction to delivery, opening and day-to-day management.

An operational brand and partner

Do you own a hotel? Are you planning to build one? Are you looking for an operational partnership with an established brand? If so, contact us.

As an operator, ONOMO helps you benefit from our skills in branding and management, with a perfect alignment of interests throughout the project. Our partners receive flexible and personalized service, and enjoy a positive working relationship.

ONOMO offers a wide range of services:

– Construction: If your project requires construction work (greenfield, renovation, redevelopment), ONOMO teams can provide you with the benefit of their experience with the construction of next-generation ONOMO hotels and will help you optimize costs and time.
Pre-opening phase: Recruitment, staff training, budget preparation, sales development and marketing strategy are all key challenges that must be met before a hotel can successfully open. Let ONOMO teams help you.

– Hotel operations: ONOMO teams can help you optimize hotel results by identifying areas for improvement, particularly in terms of revenue management, cost optimization and distribution strategy. We also give you access to a large African and international clientele.

Through the processes we have developed for our own hotels, we can help you maximize the return on your investment.

Contact us today to discuss your project in more detail: