AccorHotels set to open three hotels in Addis Ababa


AccorHotels, world-leading hotel operator, has entered into 3 partnerships with Ethiopian investors for the construction and management of 3 hotels in Addis Ababa.

A 162 keys Mercure located in the vicinity of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will be built by Tihnat Investments PLC and is expected to open its doors in 2020. The hotel will include 156 standard rooms, 6 suites, 400 square meters of meeting and banqueting spaces, several f&b outlets, as well as a gym & spa.

A 135 keys ibis Styles has been signed with Metro Hospitality Services PLC enterprise. The hotel, also located near the UN headquarter and integrating full services (F&B / meeting space), should be completed by 2019.

Finally, a 230 keys ibis will also be managed by AccorHotels on behalf of Abay Technic Trading. Located 200 meters from the Africa Union, the hotel, which should open within 2021, will be one of the tallest building in the area with 22 floors.

It will be built in accordance with the brand specifications, allowing therefore, for an optimised use of space and a greater comfort for its clients. A full F&B offer will be included in the hotel as well as 300sqm of meeting space.

AccorHotels in Ethiopia: a strong pipe on all market segments official signature ceremonies were held in the presence of newly appointed Steven Daines and Olivier Granet, respectively CEO and COO of AccorHotels for Africa & Middle East.

Steven Daines declared after the ceremony “We are very happy with the signature of these 3 projects representing more than 500 rooms that will help build a leadership for AccorHotels across segments on this promising and fast growing market by 2020, after the signature of a 330 rooms Pullman in 2014 and a 156 keys Novotel in 2015.

AccorHotels has strong ambitions to maintain leadership on the continent by consolidating its position in West and North Africa and by boosting its development in East and Southern Africa. I would like to warmly thank our partners for their trust and confidence in building a successful partnership.”

These projects will bring an additional international branded offer into the market, as well as a new segmentation, answering the need for good quality and reasonably priced hotel rooms in Addis Ababa. Leading operator in Africa, AccorHotels operates 111 hotels (19,600 rooms) across market segments from luxury to economy, across 21 countries and employs more than 10,000 collaborators.

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe.

Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel LEGEND, SO Sofitel, SOFITEL, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the in-demand economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1.

With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.