Africa—Accor, a French multinational hospitality company managing hotels, resorts, and vacation properties has expanded its luxury footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa with Fairmont in Djibouti.
The Djibouti hotel is set to open in 2024 and will be featuring 155 rooms and 10 serviced apartments, with five food and beverage outlets combined with 1,398 sq. of meetings and events facilities.
Located in Djibouti City, the capital of Djibouti and one of the country’s most affluent areas, the property will be strategically located by the beach in Plateau Du Serpent offering its visitors convenient proximity to the port of Djibouti.
In addition, the seafront location will provide guests unparalleled views setting Fairmont Djibouti to become the new trophy asset of the Djibouti hotel market.
“Accor has always been a key player in the tourism industry across Africa,” spoke Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.
“Djibouti is no exception we are confident that this project will greatly benefit the hospitality landscape of Djibouti with the introduction of one of Accor’s flagship luxury brands, Fairmont while supporting government efforts for its “Djibouti vision 2035.”
Accor is a partnership with Carnegie Hill Hospitality, a company founded in 2018 which has positioned itself as a major player in the real estate sector in Djibouti, headed by Mrs. Haibaido Ismail, and showcases the strong ambition to be a leader through “greenfield” developments and strategic partnerships in all segments of the hotel and the real estate sector.
Speaking about this brand new Fairmount project, Mrs. Habaido Ismail stated. “It’s not about building one more hotel. The partnership with Fairmont and Accor underlines our desire to create a new place, emblematic of Djibouti.
“At the heart of our approach, there is a desire for authenticity. It is about offering a discovery, a destination on its own right that reflects our rich history a symbol of our welcome, our culture, our traditions, and our ambitions.
“It is also about doing our part in the development of the country, its economy while offering a hotel comp-le at the highest level of luxury and service.”
The group has been present in Africa for over 40 years and currently operates 155 properties (26,376 keys) with another 85 properties (16,765 keys) in the pipeline.