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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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ACCRA | Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel | 259 rooms | Complete







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Rooms: 259

Stage: Construction

Opening : 15 May 2011

Type: City Hotel

The Mövenpick Hotel Ambassador Accra will be located in the central business district of Accra. It is planned to be the anchor of a mixed-use development with the hotel operated by Mövenpick. Planned amenities and facilities include one restaurant, a lobby lounge, meeting facilities, health club and spa, swimming pool, tennis and retail outlets.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 11:46 PM   #2
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Is gonna be opened this year on may 15th according to this article
http://ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/Ne....php?ID=206025
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Old April 1st, 2011, 12:12 AM   #3
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Old April 1st, 2011, 02:57 AM   #4
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Minister visits Ambassador Hotel
The Minister of Tourism, Akua Sena Dansua has visited the former Ambassador Hotel now Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The visit is to inspect progress of work on the Hotel. The Hotel is almost complete and is expected to officially open on May 15.

It is owned by the government of Ghana but on lease to Kingdom Ghana Limited for 49 years.

The five Star Hotel has seven floors with 260 rooms.

Madam Sena Dansu said Accra is one of the leading economic hub in the West Africa sub-region so it is important to build a Hotel to meet international and local standards.

She noted that, the Hotel will help boost tourism locally and internationally and will provide jobs for Ghanaians. It will also help generate income for the development of the country.

The Hotel Manager, Stuart Chase said the hospitality industry revolves around people hence, the need to set a benchmark for quality and personalized services.

He said the hotel once fully operational will employ over 320 Ghanaians.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 02:58 AM   #5
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A new addition to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio in Africa - Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra -

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, the upscale international hotel management company of Swiss origin, is set to expand its presence in Africa with the new Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra - Ghana, scheduled to open second quarter 2011.
Located downtown in the central business district, close to Government ministries, major financial institutions, the Accra International Conference Centre and only 7km from Kotoka international airport, Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra is the perfect base for both business and leisure travellers.

“Accra is one of the leading economic hubs of the West African region and is strategically important to our expansion plan in Africa” said Roger Kacou, Senior Vice President Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Africa. “With this addition, our African portfolio totals 16 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers, with further new projects in the pipeline” he added.

Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra will feature 260 rooms including 61 Executive Club rooms with their own dedicated 24 hour Club Lounge, 15 Junior Suites with balconies overlooking the swimming pool and 16 acres of landscaped gardens and an expansive 350 square metre Presidential Suite. Standard features in all rooms include; complimentary high speed internet access, 40 inch LCD TV, international satellite TV channels and individually controlled air-conditioning.

The hotel will offer its guests refinement in a variety of food and beverage experiences. “Sankofa” ,an indoor and outdoor all day dining restaurant showcases international specialties as well as fresh local seafood .Live music and exquisite cocktails completes the relaxed atmosphere in the hotel bar “one2one”, while the Pool Bar and BBQ will be a casual venue to quench the thirst and savour the best grills in the city. The Lobby Lounge will be a cool sanctuary to indulge on an array of fine pastries, teas and coffees.

Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra will also feature the right balance between work and play, with a 750 m2 sub divisible ballroom and four meeting rooms all equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment. Leisure facilities include the largest swimming pool in Ghana, two floodlit outdoor tennis courts, jogging track and a health and fitness centre offering both cardio and weight training, sauna and treatment rooms. In addition the hotel also has an adjoining commercial centre which includes 2,000 sq m of retail space which will accommodate 26 leading brand name retail shops, and 8,000 sq m of office space, supported by 365 above ground car parking bays.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 05:36 AM   #6
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Old April 18th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #7
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do you have more details on the below


In addition the hotel also has an adjoining commercial centre which includes 2,000 sq m of retail space which will accommodate 26 leading brand name retail shops, and 8,000 sq m of office space, supported by 365 above ground car parking bays.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #8
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Hello

Thanks for the info and welcome to the Ghanaian forum

And I'm afraid I don't have any more details
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 12:02 AM   #9
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An article in the Washington Times on this hotel.

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One of the world’s richest men and a member of the Saudi royal family has received approval for a $26 million loan from a branch of the World Bank to build a luxury hotel in Ghana, a West African nation with a developing economy but where 40 percent of the people live in poverty.

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, also known as Prince Walid, is a nephew of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz. With a net worth of $19.6 billion, according to Forbes magazine, he is the 26th richest person in the world.

Yet his company was able to borrow $26 million to build a five-star hotel in Accra, the capital and largest city in Ghana, from the International Finance Corp. (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, under a program to encourage private development in developing nations.

The IFC, whose largest shareholder is the United States, approved the loan in December to KHI Ghana Ltd., a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of Prince Walid’s company, Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), for the development of the five-star Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. The formal loan commitment papers were signed in February, and the IFC is expected to disburse the funds for the nine-year loan soon.

The $103 million hotel with 259 rooms will be along one of Accras major thoroughfares and adjacent to several large commercial developments in the citys central business district. The site was occupied by the Ambassador Hotel, a gift from the United Kingdom to Ghana in recognition of the countrys independence in 1957. The hotel closed in the early 1980s.

The IFC also helped arrange another $20 million for the project from a syndicate of commercial lenders, the agency said.

Desmond Dodd, IFC spokesman in Africa, said the bank is supporting “a project with strong developmental impact in Ghana.”

He said the low-income country needs better infrastructure to attract more investors and create jobs and that KHI Ghana Ltd. approached the IFC for the money at a time when global financial markets were in turmoil and not making loans.

“This project will directly create jobs related to the construction and the eventual operation of the property,” said Mr. Dodd. “The hotel will have large indirect impact as well. The hotel is expected to source almost all of their food and nonfood purchases locally, thereby providing increased business opportunities to a wide range of local suppliers and subcontractors.”

Mr. Dodd said while Africa has not been on the map of global investors for many years, the IFC is helping to change that.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 02:09 AM   #10
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Management of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra has announced that the facility would be ready for use by May 15, this year to help contribute its quota to the hospitality industry in the country.
Mr Stuart Chase, General Manager of the hotel, made the announcement on Wednesday when Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, paid a day’s working visit to the hotel to assess the progress of work on the facility.
Mr Chase said, “Two of our accommodation floors would be ready for use and opened by May 15, this year while minor works would be going on and I am sure by July this year, all works would be completed.”
The Movenpick Ambassador Hotel is a five star hotel and has 260 rooms including 61 executive club rooms, 24 hour club lounge, 15 junior suites and 320 square metre presidential suites and other facilities of international standard.
The Hotel located in the central business district of Accra, is a joint venture between the Government of Ghana and the Saudi prince and businessman, Al Waleed Bin Talal Wahab Abdul Aziz Alsaud.
Mr Chase said over $100 million had been used to execute the project which employed more than 700 Ghanaians during the construction phase and would employ more upon completion.
The project is in three phases; phase one consist of 10 secured apartments, and is being built with new and bigger state-of-the-art plans and architecture that will put it in a five-star deluxe category globally.
Ms Dansua expressed gratitude about the progress of work and said the hotel would help boost the tourism industry when opened.
She said the tourism ministry would give the necessary support to hotel management and that tourists who complain of inadequate high standard hotel accommodation would have nothing to complain about.

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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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Wow such a huge capacity 259 rooms. And looks at the pool and garden space is also so nice and big. As wrote by some one in this thread its opening in 15th may 2011. So its already two day that this marvelous hotel is open, Its good.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #12
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #13
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woow it actually look really nice
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #14
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I don't think it looks nice, It looks fantastic.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #15
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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #16
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Nice hotel!
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:55 AM   #17
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Oh wow. Top notch, worthy of the Ambassador name.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #18
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hai myself asif from india working in duabi as mechanical engineer in HVAC feild in construction with 7yrs experience in dubai. there are lot of projects ongoing in accara any one help me how to get job there.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 12:15 AM   #19
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