The Hyatt Hotels Corporation annouced on the 7th of January, the opening of Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, the first Hyatt branded hotel in Ethiopia and the seventh in Africa. The 188-room property is centrally located on Meskel Square, near shopping centers, restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions, including the National Museum. The opening is indicative of the interest in the hotel market within the region, following Accor and Movenpick deals to open 4 hotels in the country in 2017.
Speaking on the opening, Heddo Siebs, general manager, Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa explained: _“We are excited to celebrate the opening of Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa and to introduce the brand to Ethiopia... We are confident that our loyal World of Hyatt members and global travelers will feel welcomed the moment they arrive and we look forward to serving them delicious blends of local flavors, while also offering an array of live entertainment.” _
The hotel comes with 6 restaurants, an outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre, ballroom among many other amenities and is in walking distance from the United Nations Conference Center and African Union Headquarters.