- Chidozie Uzoezie
Wyndham to Open Three New Hotels in Ethiopia
Wyndham Hotel Group last week announced the signing of three new hotels in Ethiopia following last year’s opening of its first Ramada in the country, the Ramada Addis Ababa.
Construction of the four-star TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road is due to begin later this year, co-located with the five-star Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road, which is already under development.
Initial work on the four-star Wyndham Garden Langano has also begun at its stunning lakefront location 180km south of Addis. The properties are owned by Santa Maria Real Estate & Hotels Plc of Addis Ababa.
With the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s recent announcement of its target to triple the number of annual foreign visitors in the country to more than 2.5 million by 2020, the demand for quality and internationally branded upscale accommodation is high.
The signing of these three new hotels by Wyndham Hotel Group will contribute towards the Ministry’s ultimate goal of making Ethiopia one of Africa's top five tourist destinations by 2020.
Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, commented: “East Africa is a key market for us with its extensive and ongoing infrastructure improvements resulting in the steady growth of international tourism to the area.”
TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road
Located just 1.3km from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road will have 120 rooms, including 12 suites. Its excellent leisure facilities will incorporate a rooftop fitness area, sauna and spa, along with a comprehensive food and beverage offering. It will open its doors at the end of 2020.
Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road
Situated adjacent to the new TRYP by Wyndham, the Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road will offer its guests an unrivalled level of luxury in the convenience of its central location. The 161-roomshotel is expected to start welcoming guests at the end of next year.
Wyndham Garden Langano
Located on the shores of Lake Langano, south of Addis Ababa, the Wyndham Garden Langano will offer guests true peace and tranquillity. It will feature 112 rooms include 12 suites and 24 deluxe rooms, bringing guests a variety of options to suit their budget. The Wyndham Garden Langano is set to open at the end of 2018.