GSHM to Manage Ethiopian Airlines Four Star Hotel
Grand Skylight Hotel Management (GSHM), a hospitality company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China, is to manage an Ethiopian Airlines 4 star hotel that is currently under construction.
The statement was made to Xinhua on Monday by Wang Wenhui, Vice General Manager of GSHM at the sidelines of China (Shenzhen) Trade and Investment Promotion Meeting and Shenzhen Products show, June 19-20 being hosted in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
Focused on mid to high end hotel sector, GSHM specializes in 4 star and 5 star hotels management, but also gives services on hotel development, construction and pre-opening.
Ethiopia’s flagship carrier Ethiopian Airlines plans to inaugurate it’s four star hotel to coincide with the 30th African Union summit which will be held in January 2018.
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says the 373 room hotel plans in particular to attract some of the 120 million Chinese tourists that travel across the world.
The 4 star hotel project is being built by Chinese firm Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) at a cost of 65 million U.S. dollars.
The hotel will also have what the Ethiopian Airlines calls Africa’s largest Chinese Restaurant to cater for the thousands of Chinese living in Ethiopia and Chinese travelers who are transiting through Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to five cities in China, flying 35 times a week. The destinations are China’s capital Beijing, China’s commercial hub Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chengdu and Guangzhou.