Ogou river Gabon

Singapore-based chain Amanresorts has signed a multi-million-dollar deal with Gabon to build six hotels and lodges in the west African country.

The first phase includes the construction of a luxury hotel in the capital Libreville, another on the nearby island of Phare de Ngombe in the Pongara national park, and a luxury camp resort in the southern park of Loango.

Lee White, the head of Gabon’s national parks, said the construction cost would be more than a million dollars per room, but did not disclose a total figure.

The oil-rich country is famed for its tropical flora and fauna and boasts 13 national parks. It aims to attract 100,000 medium- and high-spending tourists by 2020.

Amanresorts owns and manages 25 luxury resorts worldwide in Asia, Europe, North Africa and the United States.