Emaar Hospitality Group has marked its expansion to Sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with Kalyan Group to operate Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo, a hotel set in the heart of the city and in the tallest building in Togo.
Located close to the Lomé–Tokoin International Airport, Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo will be operated by Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium lifestyle hotel and serviced residences brand of Emaar Hospitality Group, which will assume the management of the property shortly.
The property will open doors to welcome guests shortly following the rebranding of the property, which was first established in 1980. Bringing the ‘where life happens’ philosophy of Address Hotels + Resorts, Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo will have 256 rooms and suites and 64 serviced apartments as well as an array of themed restaurants, meeting venues and other attractions.
Togo marks the sixth international destination for the hotel brand that has upcoming hotel projects in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain and The Maldives in addition to several new openings in the UAE. Emaar Hospitality Group has plans to operate more hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the key growth markets.
The management agreement was signed by Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, and Ashok Gupta, CEO of Kalyan Hospitality Development Togo SAU, and Founder and CEO of Kalyan Group, which owns the hotel.
The Kalyan Group has large diversified business with interests in commodities, dry bulk shipping, hospitality, investments and large-scale farming, among others and has developed core expertise specialising in revamping and bringing back to life national heritage assets and historical properties. Having redeveloped the hotel to world-class standards in 15 months, the Kalyan Group facilitated Togo’s hosting of major international events, including the African Hospitality International Forum 2016.
Ashok Gupta, founder and CEO of Kalyan Group said: “Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo is a prestigious asset in our real estate and hospitality investment portfolio, being entrusted by the Republic of Togo with what is widely regarded as the Jewel of West Africa. A truly historic hotel that also serves as Togo’s landmark, Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo is envisaged to bring a new dimension to hospitality services through our management agreement with Emaar Hospitality Group. Address Hotels + Resorts has demonstrated clear industry leadership through its committed approach to enriching the guest experience. Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo will add to the pride of Togo and serve as a referral point for the hotel industry.”
Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Emaar Hospitality said: “Our management agreement to operate Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo is a significant landmark in our expansion to Sub-Saharan Africa. Togo is strengthening its tourism sector with the goal of increasing the share of the industry from 2% to 7% by 2020 and investing infrastructure upgrades and boosting the industrial sector.
“Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo is uniquely positioned to welcome business and leisure guests, led by its central location and its iconic status as the tallest building in Togo. Through the management agreement, we will bring the premium luxury experience associated with the Address brand to Togo. In addition to boosting the hospitality sector, we will also contribute to the local economy by creating jobs for the Togolese and extend training on hospitality services.”
Earlier known as Hôtel 2 Février, Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo is set in a 30-storey tower that is 102 m high. It is in walking distance of ministerial offices, embassies, banks and corporate offices. Amenities in the hotel include banquet halls, outdoor swimming pool and lounge deck, a business centre, a fully equipped gymnasium and spa, and tennis courts, among others.
The upcoming international projects under Address Hotels + Resorts are: Jabal Omar Address Makkah in Saudi Arabia; Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa and Address Marassi Beach Resort in Egypt; Address Istanbul and Address Residences Emaar Square Istanbul in Turkey; Address Marassi Al Bahrain; and Address Madivaru Maldives Resort + Spa in The Maldives.
Emaar Hospitality Group now has 13 operational hotels and three serviced residences in Dubai under Address Hotels + Resorts; Vida Hotels and Resorts, the upscale lifestyle hotel and residences brand; and Rove Hotels, a contemporary midscale hotel and residences brand.