Dubai-based independent hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality, has taken over the management of the Ramada by Wyndham Addis, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, which followed soon after 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 – featuring best in class health and hygiene protocols in line with the guidelines and regulations of the World Health Organization and local health authorities – the hotel has reopened with a complete set of measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of its guests.
Since the management takeover, Aleph Hospitality has been looking at ways to enhance the hotel experience for guests and to optimise the property’s revenues with the addition of new facilities, including an extension of the gym, a new executive lounge, meeting room and a spa, set to open in October 2020.
The hotel 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.
Managing director, Aleph Hospitality, Bani Haddad stated: “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 per cent in 2018, according to the latest data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and now represents 9.4 per cent 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 capitalising on this growth.”
The Ramada by Wyndham Addis features 136 rooms and executive suites, many with stunning panoramic views of the city. The hotel additionally 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; and all-day dining restaurant, The Chefs Club.