Angola: Capital to get another luxury hotel

6 January 2009

Luanda, Angola, 6 Jan – Building of the 24-floor Alameda Hotel Towers will begin in the first three months of this year and the new establishment is a replacement high-end hotel for the ageing Hotel Escola Alameda, the Jornal de Angola newspaper has reported.

The new hotel will have 198 rooms, 40 executive suites, three presidential penthouse suites, three restaurants with panoramic views, seven conference halls, one with capacity for 1,000 people, two bars, a multi-use business center, a gym, a spa and five underground car parks with capacity for 160 vehicles.

Demolition of the Alameda Escola Hotel has already been approved but still awaits a final license. Developers now expect this stage of the project to be carried out in the first quarter of 2009.

Despite Luanda’s acute shortage of hotel beds, likely to be exacerbated by the African Cup of Nations in 2010, developers say the new luxury hotel will take a minimum 18 months to construct.

South African architects Goosen designed the new hotel and another South African firm, Gadomski Consulting Engineers, is overseeing building work by three Angolan construction companies. (macauhub)