Angolan diamond company Endiama opens hotel in Luanda

4 February 2015

A four star hotel, called “Diamante” (Diamond), with 179 rooms, whose construction was funded by Angola’s national diamond company, Endiama, was inaugurated Tuesday in Luanda, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Located near the Avenida Marginal main coastal road, the hotel, which cost US$40 million, has 179 rooms, eight meeting rooms of different capacities and an auditorium to accommodate 300 people, several restaurants and a gym, beauty salon and pool.

The hotel, work on which took over five years, was built in partnership with Chinese private company based on an existing building in that location.

The chairman of Endiama, Antonio Carlos Sumbula, said at the time that the company’s plans to invest outside its primary activity is based on the fact that diamonds are a non-renewable resource, and the company is therefore keen to invest in areas other than mining.

At the opening ceremony, the Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Pedro Mutinde, said this new hotel will increase the supply of rooms in Luanda, to accommodate both domestic and foreign tourists. (macauhub/AO)