Centara to Open First Property in Africa

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    Thailand’s leading hotel operator, Centara Hotels & Resorts, is to open its first property on the African continent following the signing of a management contract for Centara Grand Addis Ababa Hotel Ethiopia.The contract was signed in Centara’s head office in Bangkok on 29 July 2013 with developers Yencomad Construction Plc, represented by Mr Yemeru Nega, Ms Mekdes Ayele and Mr Asamnew Barega Birgane.

    The hotel is under construction and is expected to open in December 2017.

    Centara Hotels & Resorts is following a policy for growth in the Indian Ocean region and strategic destinations in Africa. The company opened its first resort in Mauritius early this year, and will be opening a second under its premium five-star brand in December.

    Centara Grand Addis Ababa Hotel Ethiopia is a new-build property, located on 6,742 square metres of land at Africa Avenue. As part of Centara’s premium five-star brand, the hotel will have at least 300 rooms, three restaurants and one bar, and extensive meeting and banqueting facilities. A Spa Cenvaree, fitness club, swimming pool and kids’ club will all be featured.

    The signing took place at M23, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

    Daniel Fountain / 26.09.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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