About us

Rise with Africa: Rise with CityBlue

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 with three sub-brands to reflect the CityBlue genres: Urban by CityBlue, the boutique business offering with a fabulous restaurant; CityBlue Hotel & Suites, the true business hotel; and c3, a signature franchise added to the hotels of properties managed by third parties who reflect our values.

In less than four years, CityBlue is now appearing in the top ten list in terms of hotel development pipelines across Africa and continues to work with even more owners and local communities across the continent.

If you are a developer or owner please feel free to write to corporate@citybluehotels.com to discuss how we can work hand in hand.

Our Growth Story

January 2013
First hotel opens in Kigali, Rwanda

April 2014
Three hotels open in Rwanda and Uganda

August 2016
Two new properties join the CityBlue portfolio in Kenya and Burundi

Six properties open in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi

Eleven signed deals in the pipeline across East and West Africa