This East African City Is Set To Be Home To The Largest Hotel On The Continent
By Kelsey Marie
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.
“The third phase of the project is to build lodges in Ethiopia’s tourism hotspots across the country,” says Hailu.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie