Sofitel Acquires Ivory Coast Hotel

Good news for Africa's burgeoning luxury hotel scene: Breaking Travel News is reporting that Sofitel has signed a management contract with the Société des Palaces de Cocody, representing the Côte d'Ivoire, which formalizes the acquisition of the Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan by the luxury brand of the French hotel group Accor.

“After the reopening of the Sofitel Jardin des Roses, its prize North African hotel in Rabat  (Morocco), the brand is betting on a new flagship establishment in West Africa, geared towards a business clientele,” explained Yann Callière, chief operating officer of Accor, who signed the management contract in person with the national authorities.

The contract will take effect on January 1, 2013, with Sofitel ensuring the changeover between September 1 and December 31 2012 with the current management.

We hear that the practical details of the remodeling are still being drawn up by teams on the ground.

 

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