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Seref Tourism & Hospitality has awarded Dubai-based hospitality consultant Thomas Klein International (TKI) the operations management contract for the El Seref complex located in Khartoum, North Sudan. I t is the largest fully-indoor and air-conditioned restaurant operating in Africa .

TKI was originally appointed to manage El Seref's pre-opening, as well as the design of the technical kitchen and back-of-house area.

After successfully managing the various aspects of the preopening period, TKI has now been assigned the management of the complex.

TKI principal and MD Daniel During said: "For years, TKI has operated internationally as a highly successful hospitality consultancy and design firm. The company has also managed many businesses locally under management contracts.

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"We have now reached a new milestone by securing the additional scope of services for the El Seref complex, as it is our first overseas management contract."

The El Seref complex is a 35,000 square foot destination in the Omdurman area of Khartoum, overlooking the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. It will comprise three distinct food and beverage outlets, offering a range of different cuisines in one convenient location.

"Combined, the three restaurants located in El Seref will have the capacity to seat over 1,000 customers simultaneously, and we are planning to hire over 300 employees to staff the restaurants," added During. The El Seref complex is scheduled to open in mid-August this year.

"We are definitely creating history in Sudan by launching such an ambitious project, and for a development of this magnitude we have to make sure we have the right partners in place," said Abdel Rahim El Sadig, GM of El Seref Tourism and Hospitality.

"TKI is an integral part of the success of the El Seref complex, as the team brings with them years of international experience working on many large-scale projects," said El Sadig.

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