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Ethiopian Skylight Hotel Inaugurated in Addis Ababa

Time:2019/1/27 Correspondent:Chen Jingchun From:GSHM

Grand Skylight Hotel, a renowned home-grown hospitality brand in China, has successfully launched her flagship hotel in Addis Ababa, the hub city of East Africa with world-acclaimed Ethiopian Airlines. This move signifies Grand Skylight's international presence in Africa, and is an affirmative step in China's Belt and Road Initiative, cementing Sino-Afro ties further.

On January 27, 2019, local time –Ethiopian Skylight Hotel was Inaugurated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His Excellency Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam presided over and spoke at the grand opening. Ethiopian senior government officials, diplomats, international luminaries and global media representatives were among the close to 3000 guests. Chairman of Shenzhen Grand Skylight Hotels Management Company (GSHM) Mr. Zhang Guochao addressed a noticeably impressed international audience.

  “The hotel’s ambience is great. It’s contemporary, bright, and very luxuriously spacious, befitting a veritable landmark project in continental Africa.” H.E. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said amidst profuse praise.


Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam in his exalted speech briefed the guests about the hotel vast growth opportunities in the face of the exciting potential of local tourism and MICE market. He lauded the hotel’s pioneering team for their diligent efforts, and presented a personally signed Letter of Appreciation to the GSHM task force.


 “We are very pleased to work with Ethiopian Airlines, harbinger of the new African spirit. Ethiopian Skylight Hotel is a landmark hotel, commanding the most rooms locally, most comprehensive facilities as well as the largest banquet floor space. The future beckons and the only limit is the sky,” said Mr. Zhang Guochao, Chairman of GSHM, “Shenzhen Grand Skylight Hotels Management Company is a famous brand from China with more than 33 years of international experience, and more than 60 hotels being managed and being built. As a member of Fortune Top 500 aviation -Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), GSHM has been sparing no effort adding to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Likewise, it is with utmost urgency that we have reinforced the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel’s pioneering team with whatever it takes to render the grand opening a resounding success. ”



About Ethiopian Skylight Hotel

The hotel is adjacent to Bole International Airport of Addis Ababa. It’s sited on about 40,000 square metres of built area on the back of a USD65 million investment. It is built by AVIC Engineering Corporation as EPC contractor, with 373 guest rooms, three restaurants (inclusive of the biggest Chinese restaurant in Ethiopia of 900㎡, and a 900㎡traditional Ethiopian cultural restaurant), and three lounge bars. The Grand Ballroom is designed to host 2000 guests at once, making it the largest ballroom in Ethiopia. The hotel offers five function rooms of varying capacity, fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pool, mini golf driving range, an exhibition centre of 600㎡, boutique shop as well as ticket office and other amenities.

- The owner of the hotel project is Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline company in Africa, enjoying considerable clout and renown internationally.

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