Grand Skylight Hotel, a renowned home-grown hospitality brand in China, has successfully launched her flagship hotel in Addis Ababa, the hub city of East Africa with world-acclaimed Ethiopian Airlines. This move signifies Grand Skylight’s international presence in Africa, and is an affirmative step in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cementing Sino-Afro ties further.
Ethiopian Airlines unveiled the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His Excellency Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. 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. Chairman of Shenzhen Grand Skylight Hotels Management Company (GSHM) Mr. Zhang Guochao addressed a noticeably impressed international audience.
About Ethiopian Skylight Hotel
The hotel is adjacent to Bole International Airport of Addis Ababa. It’s situated on about 40,000 square metres and backed by a USD65 million investment. It was built by AVIC Engineering Corporation as EPC contractor, with 373 guest rooms, three restaurants (inclusive of the biggest Chinese restaurant in Ethiopia at 900m2, and a 900m2 traditional Ethiopian restaurant), and three lounge bars. The Grand Ballroom is designed to host 2,000 guests at once, making it the largest ballroom in Ethiopia. The hotel offers five function rooms of varying capacity, fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pool, mini golf driving range, a 600m2 exhibition centre, boutique shop as well as ticket office and other amenities.
The owner of the hotel project is Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline company in Africa, enjoying considerable clout and renowned internationally.
Source: Shenzhen Grand Skylight Hotels Management Co., Ltd.