The Novotel Living brand will offer the first aparthotel in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.
Accor will offer two hotels in Conakry by 2024, under the Novotel brand and its long-stay variation Novotel Living. Until now, the French group, which is one of the leading hotel groups in Africa, has not yet had a presence in the Republic of Guinea and will therefore add a new destination on the continent. ” This project not only marks the introduction of the first Novotel Living in Africa, but also reflects the Group’s commitment to repositioning Conakry in the business geography of West Africa
,” said Mark Willis, Accor’s CEO for India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, a region in which the French group has nearly 400 hotels, including 156 in Africa and another 84 in the pipeline on that continent.
These two hotels will be located in the heart of the business district of the capital of Guinea, near the embassies, the ministries and the presidential palace. The first aparthotel in the country, the Novotel Living will offer 80 studios and two-room apartments, all integrated into a real estate complex comprising offices, residential lofts and luxury boutiques, as well as a food court and a panoramic restaurant or a fitness and spa.
As for the Novotel, it will have a relaxing dimension due to its location by the sea, its rooftop lounge and its swimming pool. But it is primarily targeting business clients and government delegations by having a vast conference centre of more than 1,500 square metres, equipped with several meeting rooms and sub-commission rooms. ” Business tourism is an opportunity for economic development for Conakry, which will thus be able to improve its competitive position in relation to the other capitals of the sub-region“, said Kerfalla Camara, CEO of the Guicopres group, one of the country’s leading private companies, which is Accor’s partner in this twofold project through its real estate subsidiary Kakande-Immo.
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