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Old June 6th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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Africa's Largest Hotels - Sub-Saharan Region

1. Hotel Ivoire - *** - 750 rooms - built 1973, 1977 (Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire)
2. Transcorp Hilton Abuja Hotel - ***** - 670 rooms - built 1987 (Abuja, Nigeria)
3. Eko Hotel & Suites - **** - 604 rooms - built 1983, 1988 (Lagos, Nigeria)
4. Sandton Sun & Towers InterContinental - ***** - 565 rooms - built 1984, 1993 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
5. Southern Sun Waterfront - **** - 546 rooms - built 1998 (Cape Town, South Africa)
6. Sheraton Abuja Hotel & Towers - **** - 540 rooms - built 1985 (Abuja, Nigeria)
7. ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel - ***** - 483 rooms - built 2003 (Cape Town, South Africa)*
8. Southern Sun Elangeni - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971, 1973 (Durban, South Africa)
9. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
10. Grand Hotel Kinshasa - *** - 422 rooms - built 1976, 1989 (Kinshasa, Congo DR)

*To be renamed Westin Grand Hotel Arabella Plaza by end of July 2007

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Old June 6th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #2
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Largest in terms of room numbers or in terms of size?
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Old June 6th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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Largest in terms of room numbers or in terms of size?
Room numbers
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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #4
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Strange, no hotels from Nairobi, egypt, or cities in morrocco in that top ten list?

Btw, is it an official list of just the top ten hotel you happen to know?
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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #5
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it says subsahara
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Old June 6th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #6
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Strange, no hotels from Nairobi, egypt, or cities in morrocco in that top ten list?

Btw, is it an official list of just the top ten hotel you happen to know?
Nah Nairobi hotels don't make the list in terms of room size. Most of them are around the 200-300 room size.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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Largest Hotel in Kenya

Nairobi InterContinental - ***** - 385 rooms - built 1969, 1977
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Half of them are in S.A, this shows Africa's tourism capital!!
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Old June 6th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #9
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20 years ago - 1987

Africa's Largest Hotels - Sub-Saharan Region - 1987

1. Nicon Noga Hilton Hotel - ***** - 872 rooms - built 1987 (Abuja, Nigeria)
2. Johannesburg Sun & Towers - ***** - 792 rooms - built 1986 (Johannesburg, South Africa) CLOSED 1998
3. Ivoire InterContinental - ***** - 750 rooms - built 1973, 1977 (Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire)
4. Sheraton Abuja Hotel & Towers - **** - 675 rooms - built 1985 (Abuja, Nigeria)
5. Carlton Hotel - ***** - 663 rooms - built 1972, 1983 (Johannesburg, South Africa) CLOSED 1998
6. Holiday Inn Eko Hotel - **** - 470 rooms - built 1983 (Lagos, Nigeria)
7. Elangeni Hotel - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971, 1973 (Durban, South Africa)
8. Nairobi InterContinental - ***** - 440 rooms - built 1969, 1977 (Nairobi, Kenya)
9. Hilton Hotel Addis Ababa - **** - 395 rooms - built 1969, 1984 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
10. Karos Johannesburger Hotel - *** - 395 rooms - built 1975 (Johannesburg, South Africa) CLOSED 2000

*Note some of these hotels have had some of their rooms converted into residential apartments
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How many room has the sun city hotel in SA?
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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #11
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Probably not one of the biggest, but one of my favorites (I've been here too!)
The Ambassador Hotel in Hargeisa, which is part of the unrecognized state of Somaliland.

It's got a pool, tennis, nice restaurants, and it's on top of a hill, so you can see the entire city.

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Old June 7th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #12
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How many room has the sun city hotel in SA?
Hotels at Sun City

1. Sun City Cabanas - *** - 380 rooms - Built 1981/1994
2. Sun City Hotel - ***** - 342 rooms - Built 1979
3. The Palace of the Lost City - ***** - 338 rooms - Built 1992
4. The Cascades - ***** - 241 rooms - Built 1984
5. Sun City Vacation Club - self-catering - 230 units - Built 1998
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Old June 29th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #13
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REVISED LIST

Africa's Largest Hotels - Sub-Saharan Region

1. Protea Hotel Entebbe - **** - 795 rooms - opening 2007 & 2008 (Entebbe, Uganda)
2. Hotel Ivoire - *** - 750 rooms - built 1973, 1977 (Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire)
3. Transcorp Hilton Abuja Hotel - ***** - 670 rooms - built 1987 (Abuja, Nigeria)
4. Eko Hotel & Suites - **** - 604 rooms - built 1983, 1988 (Lagos, Nigeria)
5. Southern Sun Waterfront - **** - 546 rooms - built 1998 (Cape Town, South Africa)
6. Sheraton Abuja Hotel & Towers - **** - 540 rooms - built 1985 (Abuja, Nigeria)
7. ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel - ***** - 483 rooms - built 2003 (Cape Town, South Africa)*
8. Southern Sun Elangeni - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971, 1973 (Durban, South Africa)
9. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
10. Grand Hotel Kinshasa - *** - 422 rooms - built 1976, 1989 (Kinshasa, Congo DR)

*To be renamed Westin Grand Hotel Arabella Plaza by end of July 2007

Note: Sandton Sun & Towers Intercontinental has been divided into two hotels:

Sandton Sun Hotel - ***** - 333 rooms - built 1984 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
InterContinental Sandton Towers Hotel - ***** - 231 rooms - built 1993 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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How many room has the sun city hotel in SA?
Sun city has 5 hotels and my favorite is The Palace Of The Lost City

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Any pictures of the Sheraton at Addis Ababa, heard its a beautiful hotel. How many rooms for this hotel?
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Old June 29th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #16
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Any pictures of the Sheraton at Addis Ababa, heard its a beautiful hotel. How many rooms for this hotel?
Sheraton Addis Hotel & Towers - ***** - 295 rooms - built 1998 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This hotel was built by Dubai-owned Midroc and took 4 years to build. It's one of the only two Luxury Collection by Sheraton hotels in Africa. The other one is the 145-room Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa at Botriver Estuary near Hermanus in South Africa which was opened in 2001.
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Sun city has 5 hotels and my favorite is The Palace Of The Lost City

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Nice pics! I think they have there one 6star hotel!!!
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Sheraton Addis Hotel & Towers - ***** - 295 rooms - built 1998 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This hotel was built by Dubai-owned Midroc and took 4 years to build. It's one of the only two Luxury Collection by Sheraton hotels in Africa. The other one is the 145-room Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa at Botriver Estuary near Hermanus in South Africa which was opened in 2001.

It was actually built by ''Midroc Ethiopia'' and owned by a rich Ethio/saudi shiek whos the biggest investor in both Ethiopia and Sweden.
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I thought Sun city was just a collection of casinos. Other than the five hotels, what else does this resort have?
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It's a massive resort with i think 5 hotels, all linked with monorail. It has a casino, entertainment centre, restaurants, and a giant concert hall called the Super Bowl where international and big concerts are held. It also has a Gary Player signature golf course where the Nedbank golf challenge is played every year. It has tons of stuff to do, including many water slides, a huge wave pool, skiing, etc...
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