AccorHotels reinforces its position in Addis Ababa with the signing of a

first_imgAccorHotels group along with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc are joining hands to finalise the construction of a new 218 keys MGallery by Sofitel hotel near the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.After the announcement of the signature of three other hotel management agreements (Mercure, ibis and ibis Styles) early this February, AccorHotels continues to reinforce its forthcoming position in Addis Ababa with this flagship hotel. In line with the MGallery by Sofitel brand standards, the hotel will benefit from a unique modern design coupled with a strong African identity.The new MGallery by Sofitel Addis Ababa, which opening is estimated towards the second half of 2018, will feature 218 guestrooms and suites. It will also have some large meeting and event space, two restaurants (an all-day dining and a fine dining restaurant on the 8th floor) as well as three bars.Steven Daines, CEO of AccorHotels for Africa & Middle East, said, “We are delighted to sign this new management agreement in Addis Ababa, which brings our pipe of confirmed projects to over 1,000 keys across all market segments (economy, midscale and upscale). This project reaffirms our ambitious development strategy for Africa, with Ethiopia as one of the key targeted markets. The new MGallery by Sofitel Addis Ababa will reinforce our role in the luxury segment by offering our clientele one of the best addresses in town.”last_img read more

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first_imgAccorHotels group along with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc are joining hands to finalise the construction of a new 218 keys MGallery by Sofitel hotel near the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.After the announcement of the signature of three other hotel management agreements (Mercure, ibis and ibis Styles) early this February, AccorHotels continues to reinforce its forthcoming position in Addis Ababa with this flagship hotel. In line with the MGallery by Sofitel brand standards, the hotel will benefit from a unique modern design coupled with a strong African identity.The new MGallery by Sofitel Addis Ababa, which opening is estimated towards the second half of 2018, will feature 218 guestrooms and suites. It will also have some large meeting and event space, two restaurants (an all-day dining and a fine dining restaurant on the 8th floor) as well as three bars.Steven Daines, CEO of AccorHotels for Africa & Middle East, said, “We are delighted to sign this new management agreement in Addis Ababa, which brings our pipe of confirmed projects to over 1,000 keys across all market segments (economy, midscale and upscale). This project reaffirms our ambitious development strategy for Africa, with Ethiopia as one of the key targeted markets. The new MGallery by Sofitel Addis Ababa will reinforce our role in the luxury segment by offering our clientele one of the best addresses in town.”last_img read more

John Skelton doesnt really see it that way I d

first_imgJohn Skelton doesn’t really see it that way.“I don’t think you can say that this is a ‘bigger’ game; I don’t think anyone’s pressing or anything to that effect,” he said after practice in Flagstaff Tuesday. “It is an important game in the fact that we haven’t done well in the last two and we need to kind of show something here.”So there you go, it is a big game, just not how you may have thought.Skelton is absolutely correct when he says the offense as a whole must show something more than it did the previous games. Moving the ball has been a struggle with both Skelton and Kolb under center, and everyone would feel better if the team scored some points early against the Raiders.“It goes without saying,” Skelton said. “Everyone knows we need to start fast. No one’s content with the way we’ve been playing.”Skelton, though, said no one is panicking and that the offense is not far from being where it needs to be. Adding that he feels the issues are being “amplified” by people outside of the organization, the QB is confident “we will be fine.”Time will tell, and the Cardinals still have three preseason games left to right the ship — including Friday’s which, remember, Skelton said isn’t that big of a deal as it pertains to the QB battle. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “One game is not going to make or break someone,” he said. “I think this game, I don’t think Kevin and I are approaching it any differently from the competition standpoint.”Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report – / 24 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories The belief that Friday’s preseason game against the Raiders will be the turning point — if not the tipping point — in the Cardinals QB competition is starting to gain some steam.From the Adam Schefter report that John Skelton is the current favorite to CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora saying Kevin Kolb will be given every opportunity to win the job, it could be that plenty will be on the line at University of Phoenix Stadium. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

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first_imgJohn Skelton doesn’t really see it that way.“I don’t think you can say that this is a ‘bigger’ game; I don’t think anyone’s pressing or anything to that effect,” he said after practice in Flagstaff Tuesday. “It is an important game in the fact that we haven’t done well in the last two and we need to kind of show something here.”So there you go, it is a big game, just not how you may have thought.Skelton is absolutely correct when he says the offense as a whole must show something more than it did the previous games. Moving the ball has been a struggle with both Skelton and Kolb under center, and everyone would feel better if the team scored some points early against the Raiders.“It goes without saying,” Skelton said. “Everyone knows we need to start fast. No one’s content with the way we’ve been playing.”Skelton, though, said no one is panicking and that the offense is not far from being where it needs to be. Adding that he feels the issues are being “amplified” by people outside of the organization, the QB is confident “we will be fine.”Time will tell, and the Cardinals still have three preseason games left to right the ship — including Friday’s which, remember, Skelton said isn’t that big of a deal as it pertains to the QB battle. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “One game is not going to make or break someone,” he said. “I think this game, I don’t think Kevin and I are approaching it any differently from the competition standpoint.”Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report – / 24 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories The belief that Friday’s preseason game against the Raiders will be the turning point — if not the tipping point — in the Cardinals QB competition is starting to gain some steam.From the Adam Schefter report that John Skelton is the current favorite to CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora saying Kevin Kolb will be given every opportunity to win the job, it could be that plenty will be on the line at University of Phoenix Stadium. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more