Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Masai Ujiri, President of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and founder of the Giants of Africa foundation, were in attendance at the groundbreaking event for the construction of the 2.4-hectare Zaria Court.
This urban lifestyle hub will host a diverse range of recreational services, encompassing an 80-room hotel, food and beverage outlets, retail spaces, an outdoor amphitheatre, and an extensive sports complex.
Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2025, the 4-star hotel will boast 80 rooms and suites, co-working areas, a members’ club, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, a sports bar, meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art gym.
According to Trade Arabia, Aleph Hospitality is committed to managing the hotel through the application of sustainable practices and ensuring seamless service delivery by employing local teams.
Inspired by NBA Champion and global philanthropist Masai Ujiri, Zaria Court marks the inception of a series of urban hubs for sports, social, and cultural community gatherings across Africa. Expansion plans include locations in Nairobi, Dakar, Accra, Lagos, and Johannesburg over the next five years.
Masai Ujiri emphasized, “Sports infrastructure is critical for building vibrant economies. Zaria Court is a place where people will come together to convene, compete, and celebrate. This hotel is a core component of the site, and we look forward to collaborating with Aleph Hospitality to create a welcoming space for everyone.”
Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director, expressed excitement about being a project partner with Zaria Court, contributing to the coordinated focus on community, hospitality, sports, and culture in Rwanda, one of the fastest-developing countries in Africa.