Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to Open in Ethiopia
Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed its first hotel in Ethiopia, in the capital Addis Ababa, as its expansion in sub-Saharan Africa gathers pace.
Slated to open in Q4 2019, Mövenpick Hotel Addis Ababa will be located in the city’s exclusive Bole district, just 2.5 km from the international airport, and will feature 252 keys.
Other facilities will include an expansive ballroom and state-of-the-art well-being facilities befitting a landmark new hotel that overlooks the country’s national stadium and Elite Sports Centre.
This agreement represents another step forward for Mövenpick’s strategic expansion plans for Africa, following last year’s opening of Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech and the signing of new projects in Tunisia, Kenya, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire.
The Addis Ababa signing has taken the total development pipeline to 35 hotels worldwide. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts already operates 83 hotels worldwide, and is on track to surpassing 100 operational hotels by 2020.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts currently operates 25 properties in Africa alone, with five more in active development.