Ethiopian activist Gigi Kia Speaking about The striving hotel industry in the capital Addis Ababa added an additional four star hotel, Saro-Maria Hotel, which was officially opened on July 30, 2013 even though it started providing services in May during the 50th founding anniversary of the Organization of the African Union and the African Union (OAU/AU).
Located in the midst of the busiest district for Hotels in Bole, roughly five minutes from Bole International Airport, Saro-Maria Hotel boasts 96 rooms (24 suite ‘deluxe & Junior’, 12 family rooms, 18 king extra and 42 king twin standard rooms) each furnished with state of the art equipments . Perhaps as a unique gift to the industry, the hotel has a clinic and a doctor on call service. It also has health club services and a swimming pool on its third floor.
up to the city’s reputation in hosting conferences and meetings, the hotel came with a number of venues equipped with all accessories to hold meetings, conferences and events, and two restaurants serving Italian and continental cuisine , a bar and a pastry shop. The hotel has outsourced a number of other services such as beauty salons, spa services, business centers and small shops.
According to Alemayehu Negussei, owner, the cost of the construction of the seven floor hotel was estimated at 135 million Ethiopian birr and lies on 1350 sqm of land. It has created job opportunities to 135 people. “Our employees have been trained for the past two months and we hope to hold continuous training sessions to insure the quality of service we are promising,” said Alemayeu.