Starwood to open Sheraton Kigali


Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Century Park and Hotel Residences to open a new Sheraton hotel in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Scheduled to open in 2018, the Sheraton Kigali will mark Starwood’s entry into Rwanda and will be the company’s 50th hotel in Africa.

With this signing, Starwood is on track to increase its African portfolio by over 30% with more than 15 new hotels to open over the next five years.

“The hospitality sector is one of the main industries driving infrastructure development in Rwanda and is also a key foreign exchange earner for the country,” says Billy Cheung Yiu Tung, Chairman of Century Park Hotel & Residences.

Situated in the Gasabo district, the Sheraton Kigali will be located seven kilometres from Kigali International Airport and offer easy access to the city centre and key government offices, as well as the surroundings of Lake Nyarutarama and Nyabarongo River wetlands.

The 136-room hotel will feature signature Sheraton experiences, including the all-white Sweet Sleeper beds, the Sheraton Club Lounge and rooms, the Link@Sheraton, and the Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance. 

The hotel will also offer 62 serviced apartments, spa treatments at the Sheraton Shine Spa, an all-day dining venue, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge, 900 square metres of meeting space, and a business centre.