Adisabeba Ethiopia Accor Hotel
The last few weeks have brought some good news for the Ethiopian tourism industry: the first Accor hotel in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, run by Europe's famous AccorsHotels group, has opened. The first of its kind in the world, the AdisAbaba Hotel, is brought to Europe by our famous AccoriHotel group, on our soil.
AccorHotels, the world's leading hotel operator, has entered into three partnerships with Ethiopian investors. The group has signed a partnership with the Ethiopian Tourism Authority for the construction of the first hotel in the city of Addis Ababa. The hotel, which is due to open in 2021, is located 200 metres from the African Union and will be the largest hotel of its kind in Ethiopia and the second largest in Europe. In addition to the 300-room Pullman, which is scheduled to open by 2017, hotel groups have also announced the opening of a new hotel on the Ethiopian-French border, a hotel with a capacity of 1,500 rooms.
The hotel will have state-of-the-art facilities including a restaurant, bar and banquet facilities, as well as the largest fitness centre in the world. It will also present itself as one of the most modern and modern hotels in the region with high quality facilities.
The MGallery Sofitel Addis will have a state-of-the-art fitness centre with gym, gym, restaurant, bar and banquet facilities.
The hotel benefits from a unique modern design combined with a strong African identity. The hotel has a design that reflects both African and Ethiopian identities and it has had a significant impact on the design of the hotel and the building itself.
Accor, which has been present in Africa since 1974, plans to open 16 hotels across Africa by 2020, bringing the total number of hotels in Ethiopia to almost 3,000 rooms. The three hotels belonging to the Accor Group will open in the next five years to take advantage of the growing Ethiopian tourism and the high demand for luxury hotels. The MGallery Sofitel Addis Ababa will benefit from its location close to the city centre, making it a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. It will also attract an increased influx of leisure travellers to Ethiopia, and Accors is planning a total of four new hotels, four of which will be built in Addes Ababe.
Ibis Styles Addis Ababa offers meeting rooms, restaurants, bars, hotels and restaurants with the highest level of service unmatched in the business sector, as well as quality amenities.
The Mercure Hotel will be a 162-room mid-range hotel and is scheduled to open in 2020. The interior of the hotel, which is also located near the UN headquarters and integrated into the hotels, is due to be completed in 2019. A renowned designer, who has already completed projects in Africa and the Middle East, will take over the interior design of both hotels.
The hotels will join a growing pipeline of brands, including MGallery, Mercure, Pullman and Movenpick. This project confirms our key market objective and brings additional international brand offerings and new segmentations to the market to meet the demand for affordable hotel rooms in Africa and the Middle East.
Ethiopia is one of Africa's fastest growing countries, with GDP growth expected to average 7.3% from 2016 to 2020. Ethiopia is part of a more diverse economy, with continued growth in the Middle East, North Africa and South Africa, as well as in Africa.
The strong growth of the industry is underpinned by improved infrastructure, with world-renowned hotel chains such as Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide, as well as the Ethiopian Airlines Group. New hotel developments have been launched, including the $1.5 billion Ethiopian Airline Hotel, which was opened by the Ethiopian Airlines Group in February, and a new hotel project is in the works. The 135-room full-service hotel is being developed by Metro Hospitality Services and is scheduled for delivery in 2019. It is housed in a 22-storey building and will be housed in the African Union building.
Accor, which has a strong historical presence in francophone Africa, also wants to grow in Rwanda, Nigeria and Cameroon, "Willis said. Located in the heart of the capital of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the hotel is aimed at regional and international business travelers looking for stylish and affordable accommodation. The Ethiopian and Kenyan capital has been identified as a hub for East Africa, where we are concentrating our activities and have plans to move to other regional cities.
AccorHotels properties in Ethiopia are owned by local businessmen, with the group solely responsible for managing the premises. A hotel chain is an attraction because hotels are a key element of infrastructure development in the country, where both white and white workers work. The company is consulting on building new hotels, two of which are currently in operation, said Yonas Moges Neway Berhanu, who currently owns the company.