January 28, 2019 (Ezega.com) - Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated a huge five-star hotel complex near Bole International Airport today.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed officially opened the hotel complex, along with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, and senior Ethiopian government officials and public figures.
The hotel, named Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, is located just outside the Bole International Airport perimeter. It was built with the an outlay of 65 million USD, according to reports.
The new hotel was built on a 40,000 square meter lot and has 373 rooms with 27 presidential and executive suites, four restaurants and a conference and banquet hall.
It can hold hold up to 2,000 people at a time. The hotel is expected to serve passengers during transits, stopovers and technical delays, according to the Ethiopian Airlines.
Also inaugurated on the same day was an extension of Bole International Airport passenger terminal, which is expected to serve about 22 million passengers annually.
The newly expanded airport terminal has the latest amenities, high-tech systems, improved baggage, high technology security machines, and tilting tray sorter systems.