Best Western International Inc announced it is going to develop two of its branded hotels in the capital of Ethiopia. Best made the announcement with Great Abyssinia Plc and Noah Real Estate Plc.
The hotels that will be opened, Best Western Plus and Best Western, are scheduled to be opened in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
According to Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), Best Western Plus Abyssinia Hotel will be an Upper midscale hotel in Addis Ababa located at Bole Medhane Alem Round. It is going to be an eleven-story hotel that has 168 rooms. It is said to be sited at an ideal location for business as well as leisure travelers as it is situated at a growing cosmopolitan part of Addis Ababa.
Best Western Noah Hotel is also going to be build at Bole Medhanialem area. It is planned to have 121 rooms along with small and medium size meeting rooms. It will also have a café, an all day dining restaurant and lounge bar.
Commenting on the occasion Suzi Yoder, Best Western International’s Senior Vice President International Operations, said; “We are very excited about bringing our world famous brand to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia one of the fastest growing economies in Sub Saharan Africa with amazing world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO and is considered as a cradle of mankind by many”.
He further noted, “The addition of these properties to our existing hotels in Africa outlines our ongoing commitment to the growth of our brand in the region”.
Theodros Zerihun Co- Founder of Great Abyssinia and Noah Real Estate, on his part said; “The potential for Addis Ababa to add new internationally branded hotels is still untapped as the home of the African Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, home of 4th largest diplomatic community and Pride of African Carrier Ethiopian Airlines, we are excited to take part in this exciting opportunity and we look forward to expand in the other historical destinations of Ethiopia”.
Best Western never had a hotel in Ethiopia and this is its first. Nonetheless, it has hotels in Tanzania and Kenya of the East African region.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency