Accor will add a new flagship property to its portfolio in Africa with Fairmont Djibouti. The property will be strategically located by the beach in Plateau Du Serpent, offering its visitors convenient proximity to the port of Djibouti.
Set to open in 2024, the hotel will feature 155 rooms and 10 serviced apartments, with five food and beverage outlets combined with 1,398 square metres of Meetings & Events facilities.Accor expands luxury footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa with Fairmont in Djibouti
In addition to the guest accommodation, the Urban resort project will feature an all-day-dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a specialty bar, a lobby lounge, a pool bar & grill and a tea lounge.
There will be 1,389 m² of meeting space featuring a large ballroom designed to host corporate meetings, weddings and social events as well as an exterior courtyard events area that can host up to 400 participants. The project will include spa and fitness facilities, a Fairmont Gold Lounge, a salon, kids club, beach water sports centre and all the amenities to become a destination.
“Accor has always been a key player in the tourism industry across Africa, says Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, “and 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 brand, Fairmont, while supporting government efforts for its “Djibouti vision 2035”.
Accor is partnering with Carnegie Hill Hospitality, headed by Mrs Haibado Ismail, which showcases the strong ambition to be a leader in the tourism sector through "greenfield" developments and strategic partnerships in all segments of the hotel and real estate sector.
“It's not about building one more hotel," says Mrs Habaido Ismail. "The partnership with Fairmont and Accor underlines our desire to create a unique place, emblematic of Djibouti. At the heart of our approach, there is a desire for authenticity. It is about offering a discovery, a destination in 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 complex at the highest level of luxury and service.”