YOTEL’s largest investor is international real estate and mixed-use hotel and resort developer IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR). With projects designed to meet a broad spectrum of hospitality needs from the affordable convenience of YOTEL to luxurious Fairmont Zimbali, IFA HR has more than 40 projects throughout the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and the Indian Ocean region.
In addition to holiday destinations, the company offers sound appreciating investment opportunities ranging from hotel condominiums and vacation clubs to private residence clubs and stunning residential homes. In every market in which it operates, IFA HR partners with leading companies offering local expertise, including Related Companies in the USA, Raimon Land in Thailand, Istithmar in the UAE and Tongaat Hulett in South Africa.
Listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, with a market capitalization of over US$ 1 billion, IFA HR’s main shareholder is Kuwaiti-based International Financial Advisors (IFA). The company’s’ South African arm, IFA Hotels & Resorts Limited, was listed on the JSE Limited in February 2006.
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