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Africa’s largest hotel gets grand opening

2023-05-08  Staff Reporter

Africa’s largest hotel gets grand opening

Staff Reporter

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group on the continent, held a grand opening of the largest hotel in Africa as it inaugurated the second phase of the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. 

Ethiopian Airlines opened the first phase of the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in January 2019. 

With the new extension, the hotel now has a total of 1 024 modern rooms and suites with different room types, including fully equipped apartments suitable for long- and short-staying guests. 

The hotel also incorporates meeting and event facilities that can accommodate from small to up to 5 000 guests, 19 food and beverage outlets, including Ethiopian, Italian, Arabian and Asian restaurants, coffee houses, bars, recreational facilities and spots for sips or hand-crafted cocktails with a panoramic view of the airport and the city. 

Commenting on the grand opening of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel’s second phase, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said: “We are truly pleased to be standing here today on the grand opening ceremony of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel’s second phase, as we will now have an even greater facility to accommodate guests. Above all, we are thrilled with the accomplishment, as it takes our contribution to Ethiopia’s tourism sector a step higher. The hotel is suitable to accommodate both business and leisure events and stays. 

“Skylight Hotel has been providing a wide range of luxury experiences to its guests – and with the completion of the second phase, more five-star facilities and experiences will be available. With Skylight Hotel having more than 1 000 rooms and several other facilities, we can now proudly say that we have the largest hotel in the African continent”. 

Located in the diplomatic capital of Africa, Addis Ababa, home to UNECA and AU headquarters, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel stands within a prime location at just five minutes walk from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The hotel is built to be a suitable space for both business and social event gatherings. 

Construction of phase two of the project had been ongoing, while the hotel’s services were open and available for guests through the first phase of the facility. 

It is also to be recalled that Ethiopian Skylight inaugurated a Five-Star In-Terminal Hotel, which is set to take passengers’ transit experience at Ababa Bole International Airport to an entirely new level with 97 modern and luxurious rooms, a restaurant, a meeting space and other facilities. 

This terminal hotel is within the airport Departure Terminal 2 and was opened in September 2022; it is managed under Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. 

2023-05-08  Staff Reporter

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