The hotel, which is partially built inside the lake, will sport 150 rooms and suites, three meeting halls each accommodating up to 1,200 people, executive meeting halls, five restaurants, a swimming pool and other amenities an international five-star hotel is required to possess, according to Tiliksew Gedamu, proprietor of the hotel.
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Posted by Mamo Gebrehiwot on Jun 24th, 2012 //
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Tiliksew Gedamu is one of Ethiopian women entrepreneurs for the several years now. Starting her career as a primary school teacher in the 1980s, she has turned out to be a businesswoman who went and strove through the transport sector and finally landed as a hotelier, now completing the construction of what will soon become the tallest hotel in Ethiopia.
Tiliksew spoke to the Reporter’s Hayal Alemayehu about her business story, and, particularly, about the iconic hotel she is building on the shores of Lake Tana, in Bahir Dar. Excerpts:
her name is fitting.