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Our Hospitality & Hotels Portfolio

20 years ago, Albwardy Investment diversified into hospitality, with our current hotel interests now consisting of 16 properties on four continents. The portfolio is a diverse mix of acquired, refurbished and new build properties, with our success resting in branding the hotels and resorts with some of the most distinguished, renowned and best in class international hotel chains and operators.

The Albwardy portfolio currently consists of 1,200 rooms, with a further 485 under development. Our hospitality sector employs over 2,200 staff with a further 1,000 jobs created on our project sites.  

Albwardy has four properties opening in the summer of 2017, being the Hyatt Regency Arusha, Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, the Melia Serengeti and The Four Seasons at Desroches Island in the Seychelles. 

Our Brands & Partners

  • Four Seasons
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Park Hyatt
  • Melia Logo
  • Rydges Kensington London
  • Desert Palm Logo
  • Saadani Logo
  • Four Seasons Private Residences Seychelles
  • Sanctuary Ananda
  • Safari Plus Logo
  • TheSpa Logo

Hospitality Gallery

park Hyatt Zanzibar
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Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam 2
Melia Zanzibar 3

Head of Business

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Laurie Ward – Director

Laurie is Zimbabwean and studied at Rhodes University in South Africa, receiving a bachelor degree in commerce and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe).

Laurie worked in the accounting profession before joining Lonrho Africa in 1999, diversifying into the hospitality sector in 2006 until joining Albwardy Investment in 2016 as Managing Director of the group’s growing hospitality sector and ongoing hotel development projects.


Our Hospitality & Lifestyle Locations