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Mar 31, 2011

Ambassador Hotel to Be Ready By May

Management of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra has announced that the facility will be ready for use by May 15, this year to help contribute its quota to the hospitality industry in the country.

Mr. Stuart Chase, General Manager of the hotel, made the announcement yesterday when Ms. Akua Sena Dansua, Minister for Tourism, paid a day’s working visit to the hotel to assess the progress of work on the facility.     

Mr. Chase said, “Two of our accommodation floors would be ready for use and opened by May 15, this year while minor works would be going on and I am sure by July this year, all works would be completed.”     

The Movenpick Ambassador Hotel is a five star hotel and has 260 rooms including 61 executive club rooms, 24 hour club lounge, 15 junior suites and 320 square metre presidential suites and other facilities of international standard.     

The Hotel located in the central business district of Accra, is a joint venture between the Government of Ghana and the Saudi prince and businessman, Al Waleed Bin Talal Wahab Abdul Aziz Alsaud.     

Mr. Chase said over 100-million dollars have been used to execute the project which employs more than 700 Ghanaians during the construction phase and will employ more upon completion.     

The project is in three phases; phase one consist of 10 secured apartments, and is being built with new and bigger state-of-the-art plans and architecture that will put it in a five- star deluxe category globally.     

Ms. Dansua expressed gratitude about the progress of work and said the hotel will help boost the tourism industry when opened.     

She said the Tourism Ministry will give the necessary support to hotel management and that tourists who complain of inadequate high standard hotel accommodation will have nothing to complain about.     

The Ambassador Hotel was built and donated to Ghana by the United Kingdom as an Independence Day gift but it degenerated over the year hence the decision of the state to diversify it.

Source: GNA