South Africa: Skyline Serviced Apartments has opened an office in Johannesburg to “take advantage of the opportunities" arising in Africa.
The company says the choice of Johannesburg is a logical one "as
South Africa is still widely regarded as the continent's
powerhouse, and the location provides a firm basis for further
expansion in the region".
The manager of the new office, Brett Eloff, said: "We are extremely excited to open Skyline Africa. We feel there is fantastic growth potential in Africa and look forward to servicing current and future Skyline clients throughout the continent."
The new office is located on the 4th Floor, The Firs, Cradock Avenue, in the Rosebank suburb, close to the financial district and corporate hub of Johannesburg. Skyline Serviced Apartments currently has the capacity to book serviced apartments in seven key cities across Africa, with site inspections to be completed in six of these cities by the end of 2015. Meanwhile, the company's supply chain team will focus on initiating relationships with new partners across 10 new markets in the region by the end of Q4, with further site visits and expansion into new markets planned for Q1, 2016.
Skyline's chief commercial officer, Samantha Thorne, said: "We recognised and have addressed the ever increasing demand for challenging locations such as Lagos and Nairobi. In view of this and through our local presence and personalised insights, Skyline's business strategy is to have visited, vetted and established relationships in a number of key cities in Africa by the end of the year, with ambitious plans to develop further into this rapidly growing region throughout 2016."
The Johannesburg opening brings Skyline's global footprint to five offices, and complements its existing presence in London, Madrid, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.