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Urban by CityBlue Kigali, Rwanda to Host AHIF Cocktails at its RoofTop Sky Lounge Bar

Published 05 October 2016

African Hotel Investment Forum brings the world’s top hoteliers to Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda 5th October 2016: Urban by CityBlue Kigali, Rwanda looks forward to throwing open its doors to the attendees of the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) tonight at its rooftop venue overlooking downtown Kigali and the hills beyond. The event, to be hosted by CityBlue CEO and Founder Jameel Verjee marks the group’s celebration of the burgeoning hotel industry in East Africa, in the city of its birth, Kigali. 

CityBlue Hotels which announced the launch of its hotel room aggregator c3 to join existing brands Urban by CityBlue and CityBlue Hotels & Suites earlier at the conference launched its first hotel in January 2013 and since then has been committed to creating jobs, training staff and supporting local suppliers, artists and contractors. It has seen the city grow, through the work of other local hoteliers, the Rwanda Development Board, Rwandair and other highly driven and supportive local companies and government entities, into a global destination and a shining light for Africa. CityBlue looks forward to tonight’s event to celebrate this success. 

The recent addition of Kenya marks the fourth country presence for CityBlue Hotels, which already has properties in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, taking its total footprint to six properties opened since 2013. CityBlue recently featured in the annual W Hospitality Group Report top ten list of brands for development pipelines. The chain is rapidly spreading from its birth place in East Africa with a further ten upcoming properties set to open in the next 36 months in; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon. 

Bookings for CityBlue Hotels may be made on or by calling hotlines: +250-787-811111 (Kenya) +256-791-200023 (Uganda/Whatsapp), +256-793-000001 (Uganda), +250-786-999999/+250-787-811111 (Rwanda/Burundi) 08-001-337801 (United Kingdom) and 18-446-612436 (US) or emailing

About CityBlue Hotels 
CityBlue was opened in January 2013 to bring a much needed mid-scale, international quality to a locally born hotel chain across sub-Saharan Africa.
Since then, the CityBlue team has built a reliable and passionate team of local and international individuals from the ground-up, instilling training, standards and a sense of family.

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