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Kempinski Takes Over Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda

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Kempinski Hotels has taken over the management of the famous Htel Des Milles Collines in Rwandas capital Kigali.

Htel Des Milles Collines by Kempinski is the European luxury hotel companys ninth hotel operating on the continent, with three more hotels in Africa scheduled to open in the next six months.

The hotel, which opened in 1973, was made famous three decades later by the film Hotel Rwanda as a place of refuge during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

Plans are in place for a major refurbishment to the rooms and restaurants over the next eighteen months to facilitate the full implementation of Kempisnkis signature services and standards.

Located atop a hill in the center of Kigali, the hotel features 112 rooms and suites, meeting and conference facilities including a large conference room for up to 300 people, an outdoor swimming pool, a recreation area and seven boutiques.

The name of the hotel translates as hotel of a thousand hills, after the lush, hilly landscape of Rwanda that can be seen from the property.

Located at the heart of the central business district and a 15-minute drive from Kigali International Airport, Htel Des Mille Collines by Kempinski provides quick access to the upcoming Kigali Convention Centre, the Kigali Memorial Centre, and the popular Inema Art Centre.

Christoph Strahm, General Manager, said, This is definitely the right time to be in Rwanda. We experience here a perfect marriage between Htel Des Mille Collines, the first grand hotel to open in Rwanda forty years ago, and Kempinski, Europes oldest luxury hotel group. Kigali is a remarkable city. The people are warm and generous and we have a great team already in place ready to showcase the unique personality of Htel des Milles Collines by Kempinski. We are excited to bring our signature Kempinski service to this city and usher in a renaissance of hospitality in Kigali.

Kempinski Hotels currently operates 72 hotels in 30 countries and has more than 40 hotels under development worldwide.

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