Ethiopian Skylight Hotel Addis Ababa, where beauty, aesthetics re-defines hospitality

By Franklin Ihejirika

Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa is a hotel where beauty and aesthetics re-defines hospitality business.

The beautiful edifice is a master architectural design built to give customers something uniquely different to relax their nerves in a cozy environment .

The Hotel is one of the leading hotels in Ethiopia in quality service delivery and unique product innovation, with professional expertise and reliability.

The hotel offers a home away experience to customers with spectacular city view in most of the rooms.

The Lobby Lounge is one of the hotel’s stylish attractions with contemporary look that is spacious.

For business travellers who value quality and comfort close to the airport, the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis is place to be.

Executive suite

The Hotel located at the heart of Addis Ababa, just five minutes away from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is in a class of its own with all the facilities that will guarantee a memorable stay.

The 373 hotel rooms owned by Ethiopian Airlines boasts of state of the art facilities with free WiFi, conference rooms, gym, outdoor swimming pool, spa/massage, gymnasium and health centre, business centre, among other features.

It has an array of cuisine offerings ranging from local to intercontinental dishes with a selection of international buffet.

The all-day-dining restaurant, located at the upper ground floor, is in a class of its own with exquisite outlook and uniqueness in the taste of the food.

The Chinese restaurants at the hotel include the Taichi restaurant and Beijing restaurant.

Taichi restaurant showcases the finest Cantonese cuisine plus Sichuan specialties, dim-sum, accompanied by fine wines and traditional teas.
Its six private dining rooms are tailored for business banquets and elegant social dining.

It has bars, jazz bar, lounges for the VIP’s, like the Kilimanjaro Lodge on the eight floor that opens by 3pm till midnight with a meeting room for guests and a facility for power point presentation among others.

The rooms are stunning with relaxing and superb designs that are suitable for both corporate and leisure travellers.

Skylight rooms come in different categories ranging from the presidential suite, grand suite, executive suite, superior suite, corner suite, superior suite, deluxe rooms, superior rooms, executive rooms.

The hotel offers the best fitness recreation to help guests stay fit, including new gym facilities from Italy to replace the present ones that is still good, a mini golf course, though not operational yet.

Skylight Hotel is perfect for business and relaxation, blended with successful combination of conferences and banqueting, with extensive leisure facilities .

The Hotel offers express check-in and check-out and the rooms are non-smoking.
The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk service.
Conducting Nigeria Journalists round the hotel where they stayed for three nights to have a feel of the hotel which is the biggest in the city, sales executive of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Israel Tewodrose disclosed that the hotel which was opened in January by the Ethiopian president, Dr. Abiy Ahmed employs 450 Ethiopians and about 11 Chinese.
Tewodrose stated that the hotel is managed by Chinese Grand Skylight management.

The $65 million hotel owned by Ethiopian Airlines plays host to the airline’s business class passengers on transit at Addis Ababa.
Tewodrose said the hotel reserves about 70-80 rooms for the airline business class passengers on transit.

He disclosed that the phase 2 two of the hotel will contain 630 rooms, taking the room numbers to 1000 rooms in all when completed.

The Hotel has about 8 meeting rooms, with the Grand Ballroom which can accommodate 2000 guests at a time and can also be divided into 5 individual halls along with spacious foyer area, accommodating 500-800 guests.
It is ideal for tailor-made social events, weddings and conferences. 3 separate day-light and 2 other VIP private meeting rooms are fit for guests corporate meeting demands.
The outdoor swimming pool offers guests a chance to relax and swim while enjoying its gazebo pool bar. 

The hospitality outfit is making the difference in hospitality business in Ethiopia by redefining quality, setting new standards and taking hospitality business a step ahead.

Grand suite

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