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Tue, 10 November 2020

Accor Signs Three Hotels in Djibouti, East Africa

Accor has signed a management agreement with Kamak Investment to manage its first properties in Djibouti, East Africa.

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 countrys overall development.

Pullman Hotel Djibouti. Click to enlarge.

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. Willis.

Accors 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 brands.

With the completion of these three projects, Accor will be operating a total of 291 keys in Djibouti by 2023.

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