Q & A with General Manager of Hilton Addis Ababa Haakon Gaarder-Larsen

Haakon Gaarder-larsen, General Manager of Hilton Addis (Photo:

New York (TADIAS) – Hilton Addis Ababa first opened its doors in 1969 with an inaugural ceremony for the ages — led by Emperor Haile Selassie who helped celebrate the launch of the hotel by hosting international dignitaries and diplomats while using the special occasion to introduce international hospitality to Ethiopia. “From that early significant […]

Best Western International Inc., announces BEST WESTERN PLUS Abyssinia and BEST WESTERN Noah Hotels in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Best Western Plus Hotel (photo: John Duffy Design Group)

Press Release Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Best Western International Inc, along with Great Abyssinia Plc and Noah Real Estate Plc announce the development of two Best Western branded hotels in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The BEST WESTERN PLUS and BEST WESTERN branded hotels, are planned to be opened in 2015 and 2016 respectively. These properties will […]

Wyndham Hotel Group Grows in Africa with First Hotel in Ethiopia

Ramada Addis

Management contract signed for Ramada in Addis Ababa Press Release ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Sept. 30, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a management agreement for the Hotel Group’s first property in Ethiopia, the 136-room […]

Ethiopia – a Destination Crying Out for New Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Addis Ababa (photo: sunshine Construction) -

Press Release The increasing rate of inbound tourist arrivals and planned events/conferences is widening an already huge gap between demand for international-standard hotels and supply of accommodation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. A search on Trip Advisor reveals just two international-class, five star hotels in the city, the Sheraton and the Radisson Blu – and […]