The hospitality arm of Nepalese Chaudhary Group, CG Hotels & Resorts, has begun construction on the 200-room luxury hotel Vivanta by Taj in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. This announcement comes alongside the news that CG Hotels & Resorts is soon to open the luxury Zinc & Zinc Living hotel in Rwanda. The group’s president, Binod Chaudhary, said “CG Hotels and Resorts has a strategic expansion plan across the Middle East and Africa, having identified key markets such as Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Saudi Arabia and Iran in Middle East as well as Kigali, Nairobi, Dar E Salaam, Kampala, Burundi and Mozambique in Africa. This is a part of its larger global development strategy, with a target to more than double the number of hotels to 200 by 2020, which would make CG Hotels and Resorts a dominant player in the hospitality sector.”

HVS, June 2016