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Ethiopian Airlines unveils new hotel in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, January 31, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has unveiled its new $65 million hotel located adjacent to Bole International Airport of Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, part of the Chinese hospitality brand Grand Skylight Hotel, features 373 guest rooms and spacious executive suites, the largest Chinese restaurant in Africa and a conference hall that can accommodate 2500 people.      

The Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebre Mariam presided over and spoke at the grand opening. Ethiopian senior government officials, diplomats, international luminaries and global media representatives were among the close to 3,000 guests.

"The hotel's ambience is great. It's contemporary, bright, and very luxuriously spacious, befitting a veritable landmark project in continental Africa," Ahmed said.

The Ethiopian Airlines CEO, in his speech, briefed the guests about the hotel's vast growth opportunities in the face of the exciting potential of local tourism and Mice market. He lauded the hotel's pioneering team for their diligent efforts, and presented a personally signed Letter of Appreciation to the Grand Skylight Hotels Management Company (GSHM) task force, who helped reinforce the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel's pioneering team with whatever it took to render the grand opening a resounding success. - TradeArabia News Service


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