According to eTurboNews, Thai hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts will open its first property in Africa – the Centara Grand Addis Ababa Hotel Ethiopia. The hotel 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 5-star brand in December.
Centara Grand Addis Ababa Hotel Ethiopia is a new-build property, located on 6,742 square metres in Africa Avenue. The hotel will have at least 300 rooms, three restaurants and one bar, and extensive meeting and banqueting facilities. In addition, there will be a Spa Cenvaree, fitness club, swimming pool and kids’ club.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has 42 deluxe and first class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in Thailand. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali, Sri Lanka and Mauritius bring the present total to 60 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs.
Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly-launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers.