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Accor to open a Fairmont Hotel in Djibouti

Accor has announced the signing of Fairmont Djibouti, its first luxury property in Djibouti, thus expanding its footprint in the Sub-Saharan African market.

The hotel will be located in Djibouti City, the capital of Djibouti and one of the country’s most affluent areas. The property will be strategically located by the beach in Plateau Du Serpent offering its visitors convenient proximity to the port of Djibouti. In addition, the property’s enviable seafront location will provide guests with unparalleled views.

Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said:

Accor has always been a key player in the tourism industry across Africa and Djibouti is no exception. We are confident that this project will greatly benefit the hospitality landscape of Djibouti with the introduction of one of Accor’s flagship luxury brands, Fairmont, while supporting government efforts for its “Djibouti vision 2035.

Accor is partnering with Carnegie Hill Hospitality, a company founded in 2018 which has positioned itself as a major player in the real estate sector in Djibouti, headed by Mrs Haibado Ismail, and showcases the strong ambition to be a leader in the tourism sector through “greenfield” developments and strategic partnerships in all segments of the hotel and real estate sectors.

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Mrs Habaido Ismail states:

It’s not about building one more hotel. The partnership with Fairmont and Accor underlines our desire to create a unique place, emblematic of Djibouti. At the heart of our approach, there is a desire for authenticity. It is about offering a discovery, a destination in its own right that reflects our rich history, a symbol of our welcome, our culture, our traditions and our ambitions. It is also about doing our part in the development of the country, its economy, while offering a hotel complex at the highest level of luxury and service.

Expected to open in 2024, Fairmont Djibouti will feature 155 guest rooms and 10 serviced apartments. In addition to the guestrooms and serviced apartments, the urban resort will feature an all-day-dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a specialty bar, a lobby lounge, a pool bar & grill and a tea lounge. Facilities will include spa and fitness facilities, a Fairmont Gold Lounge, a salon, kids club, beach water sports center and much more. There will be 1,389 m² of meeting space featuring a large ballroom designed to host corporate meetings, weddings and social events as well as an exterior courtyard events area that can host up to 400 attendees.

The Accor group has been present in Africa for over 40 years and currently operates 155 properties (26,376 keys), with another 85 properties (16,765 keys) in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, Accor recently announced the signing of its sixth resort in the Maldives, SO/ Maldives, Mövenpick Split in Croatia and three new hotels in the United Kingdom and the opening of Mercure Rhodes Alexia, Mercure’s debut property in Greece and ibis Styles Kraków Centrum in Poland. The iconic Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles will reopen as a Fairmont Hotel on 27th September 2021.

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