DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 30, 2021 / APO Group / –
Accor (www.group.Accor.com/en), a world leading hotel group with more than 400 hotels in India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is expanding its presence in Africa with the signing of a dual project: a Novotel hotel and the first Novotel Living in Africa, both located in Conakry, Guinea.
Strategically located in the central business district (CBD) of Conakry, very close to embassies, ministers and the city’s presidential palace, Novotel and Novotel Living will find their home right in the center of the city, both with easy access to major arteries. and main leisure destinations.
Accor collaborates with KAKANDE-IMMO, a real estate subsidiary of the GUICOPRES Group, whose president and CEO is Mr. Kerfalla Camara, also known as KPC in his country.
Founded in 1998, GUICOPRES has quickly become one of the main private companies in the country in terms of billing and job creation, through its four main subsidiaries: Guicopres BTP, Kakande-Immo, Guico-Multiservices GMI (Import company / export and distribution) and Nalou-Transit (Transit Company).
Kakande-Immo, already very dynamic in the real estate development market, is taking a new strategic direction with these two projects with the ambition to become, in the near future, a major player in hotel development in Guinea.
“I am very pleased to have reached an agreement with Accor for the management of our future ‘Novotel’ and ‘Novotel-Living’ properties after successful negotiations, which now allow us to move towards the realization of these two beautiful projects, including the Novotel. -Living specialized in long stays, thus becoming the first establishment opened by the Accor Group in Africa under this brand. In addition, I would like to congratulate and thank my partner in the Novotel-Living project, Ms. Hadja Gnouma Traoré, because with her trust I have been able to finalize the negotiations with Accor; and that the first Novotel-Living property in Africa will open soon in Kaloum – in the heart of Conakry. Regarding the Novotel hotel, a direct partnership between Kakandé-Immo and Accor, I am proud to have been able to integrate a large International Conference Center with several meeting rooms of all sizes, which will undoubtedly help drive the attractiveness of the destination. Guinea. Business tourism is in fact an economic development opportunity for Conakry, which will improve its competitive position in relation to other capitals in the subregion ”.
Statement from Mr. Kerfalla CAMARA – KPC at the signing ceremony
Novotel Living has been developed to meet the expectations of guests seeking long-term accommodation. Indeed, guests seeking the comfort of home with the services of a hotel will be delighted to stay at the Novotel Living, while the Novotel Conakry will offer a key new addition to business and leisure travel to the city of Conakry. and the country in general of Guinea.
“We are pleased to see the Novotel brand re-enter the Guinean market,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey. “This project not only marks the introduction of the first Novotel Living in Africa, but also reflects the group’s support for the authorities in repositioning Conakry in the geography of business in West Africa, bringing to life two wonderful sister properties under the Novotel brand with the introduction of the Living brand in Conakry ”.
Novotel Living will have 80 keys divided between 35-square-meter studios and 75-square-meter 2-bedroom apartments, making it the first aparthotel in Conakry to be operated by an international hotel group. It will feature luxury boutiques, a food store, a panoramic restaurant, fitness & Spa facilities and private residential lofts.
On the other hand, the Novotel Conakry will have 120 rooms with a privileged location facing the sea with shops located around the hotel. In addition, it will have a rooftop lounge, a swimming pool, fitness & Spa facilities, as well as an International Congress Center of more than 1,500 square meters, with meeting rooms, which will make it the ideal hotel for residential seminars in the capital.
Accor currently operates 156 properties (26,598 keys) in Africa with another 84 (17,739 keys) in process.
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