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Aleph Hospitality reopens Ramada by Wyndham Addis

Aleph Hospitality took over the management of the Ramada by Wyndham Addis, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia earlier this year.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, which followed soon after the takeover, the hotel was partially closed but fully reopened on June 22, 2020.

In support of Aleph Hospitality’s brand values and the company’s “count on us to put safety first“ campaign – the hotel has reopened with a complete set of measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of its guests. 

An extension of the gym, a new executive lounge, meeting room and a spa, are set to open in October 2020. The hotel, which has been operating since 2016 on Bole Road just minutes from the city’s international airport, becomes Aleph Hospitality’s second property in Addis Ababa, following the company’s takeover of the 115-key independently-branded Getfam Hotel in July 2018.  

Bani Haddad, Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality, says: “We’re honoured to have been awarded the management contract for the highly-regarded Ramada by Wyndham Addis, adding to our portfolio in Ethiopia as the world’s largest growing tourism economy. The sector grew by 48.6% in 2018, according to the latest data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and now represents 9.4% of Ethiopia’s total economy. Through our world-class systems and dedicated management support, as part of our third-party management model, we look forward to working with owners ADM Business PLC and to capitalising on this growth, which we are confident will deliver superior results for the owner in these challenging times.”

The Ramada by Wyndham Addis features 136 rooms and executive suites. The hotel offers three meeting rooms and five food and beverage outlets, including a Brazilian churrascaria, Fogo no Chão, the first restaurant of its kind in Addis Ababa, located on the rooftop and offering rotisserie-prepared beef, lamb and poultry. There is also an all-day dining restaurant called The Chefs Club, plus Konnect Lobby Lounge and Bar, Fogo Lounge and Bar and Oak Bar, which features an outdoor terrace.

Management agreements for an additional five properties have been signed and are under construction including Protea Hotel by Marriott Kisumu and Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia in Liberia.

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