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This East African City Is Set To Be Home To The Largest Hotel On The Continent

By Kelsey Marie

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Addis Ababa will soon be home to the largest hotel in Africa. The Ethiopian Skylight hotel opened about a year ago initially with 375 rooms and is now going through the second phase of construction. At the end of construction, there will be a room capacity of 1,000. 

Esayas Woldermariam Hailu, Chief Commercial Officer for Ethiopian Airlines Group tells IOL News: “This is a way to accommodate the Meetings Incentives Conferences and Events as well as the leisure tourism arrivals into Ethiopia.”

Ethiopian Airlines Group has a 15-year strategic roadmap called Vision 2025, with the goal of becoming the leading aviation group in Africa. 

Located in central Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel is only a five-minute drive from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. 

In addition to stunning rooms, the hotel has three restaurants including the largest Chinese restaurant in East Africa and a traditional Ethiopian restaurant. There is a Grand Ballroom with a capacity of 2,000 guests and the room can be sectioned off into 5 individual rooms. 

Hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa, gym, health center, and mini-golf courses. 

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“The third phase of the project is to build lodges in Ethiopia’s tourism hotspots across the country,” says Hailu. 

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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