Accor has signed a management agreement with Kamak
Investment to manage its first properties in Djibouti, East
Accor will make its debut in the country with
three hotels under three different brands, namely Pullman Living,
Novotel and MGallery.
“This is a development we are very excited about
as Djibouti is an attractive destination for business travellers
and has a central geostrategic location due to its port,” said
Mark Willis, CEO of Accor Middle East and Africa. “This will be a
first step for us in Djibouti and we look forward to being part of
the country’s overall development.”
Located in Djibouti city, the properties will
share the location with the port of Djibouti, strategically
located at the crossroads of one of the busiest shipping routes in
the world, linking Europe, the Far East, the Horn of Africa and
the Persian Gulf.
Accor plans to
open the first Pullman Living project in 2023, a new-build project
featuring 131 keys across one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
The property will be located in the heron district, nearby the new
free trade zone, embassies and high end residential neighbourhoods.
Also in the heron district, after undergoing
renovation, the existing property of Les Accacias operating since
2012, will be reopened under the Novotel brand. The project is
expected to be completed in 2022, after renovation with the
extension of 40 keys, making a total of 110 rooms. This property
will also represent the first mid-scale branded hotel in the node,
where guests will be able to enjoy the outdoor restaurant and
coffee shop, a swimming pool, fitness centre and gym.
The third project will reside on the conversion of
a heritage building which will be transformed into a 50-key hotel
by 2022. This new MGallery will be located in the CBD district and
will feature a restaurant, coffee shop,
inner courtyard, swimming pool, fitness centre and gym, meeting
and conferences rooms.
“The opening of these three properties promises to
revolutionise the hospitality scene of the country. As of today,
there are only 2 branded hotels in Djibouti and Accor will be
introducing three new brands to the country. The strategic
location of the properties near the Heron District and CBD, and
natural strategic position offered by the country combined with
the demand for premium and mid-eco accommodation should definitely
impact the travel flows inside out the country,” added Mr.
Accor’s Africa portfolio currently comprises 163
properties (26,250 keys) with another 81 hotels (15,989 keys) in
its development pipeline, growing its presence to 25 diverse
With the completion of these three projects, Accor
will be operating a total of 291 keys in Djibouti by 2023.
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