Paris, September 25th 2012

Horwath HTL France, part of Horwath Hotels, Tourism and Leisure (HTL), the world oldest and largest hospitality consulting network, announced today that they will be releasing a series of in depth market studies looking at key West African Markets.

The reports will look specifically at the wider economy, current political climate, general business conditions as relates to hotel and tourism development, and what the future holds.

The first two reports have been co-authored by Philippe Doizelet, Managing Director of Horwath HTL France and Beatrice Montagnier Schott, a Director at Horwath HTL France. The first reports, on Lome in Togo and Accra in Ghana have already been completed and will be available this week to coincide with the Africa Hotel Investment Conference. The African Hotel Investment conference (AHIF) is being held over the 25th and 26th of September in Nairobi and brings together owners, investors, developers, brands and experts across the hospitality investment community. Philippe Doizelet, Managing Partner of Horwath HTL France and co-author of the reports is moderating a session called “A focus on West Africa” where the reports will be released.

Philippe Doizelet said, “We have felt for some time now that a spotlight was needed on African development potential. There are so many developing and emerging markets that have enormous potential for hospitality that are unheard of outside of the continent. As many of these countries have French as a second language, we have been doing a tremendous amount of work in hotel and tourism development. We are taking what we have learned doing business in these countries and putting them into these reports to raise the profile of these destinations and open them up to new investment. As China slows, increasingly the focus has turned back towards Africa, which has so much to contribute but is also very misunderstood. We hope that these reports will help to shed light on these new markets and raise their profile amongst western banks, brands and investors”

The reports are available for download on the website.

About Horwath HTL

Horwath HTL (Hotels Tourism and Leisure) is one of the world’s pre-eminent consulting specialists in the hotel, tourism and leisure industries, providing unequalled experience and expertise for client projects around the world through a combination of detailed local knowledge and international understanding. Horwath HTL is currently the world’s largest consulting organisation specialised in hospitality, with 50 offices in 39 countries.

Horwath HTL is a member of Crowe Horwath International, a professional association of accounting and management consulting firms founded in New York in 1915. Crowe Horwath International is currently ranked among the top ten international professional service groups with offices in close to 586 cities in 108 countries.

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