Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod for Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday slice the sod to mark the commencement of the task on the Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel, Ghana’s first Pullman branded hotel, the biggest & most distinguished Hotel facility to be situated in the center of Accra’s Airport City.
At the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo said the project is “consistent with my government’s vision of utilizing an appropriate mixture of public policy, and public-private investments, to greatly help market the national country being an exciting destination for leisure, conference, sports, health, cultural and educational tourism.”
The Hotel, that is likely to create a lot more than 1,000 jobs at the construction phase, would employ 546 persons at the operating phase also. It is likely to be completed in 2021.
President Akufo-Addo expressed happiness when he was told that Pullman Accra will be the highest Green-Rated building in Ghana, rendering it the next highest and only Green-Rated hotel in Africa.
“For the co-Chair of the Eminent Band of Advocates of the 2030 US Sustainable Development Goals, it is a welcome development certainly,” he said.
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He said his administration is really a natural cheerleader for the private sector, “and, during the period of days gone by 23 months, we have been succeeding in investing in place measures and policy initiatives which are creating an enabling environment for the private sector to flourish.”
The President assured the private partners of the project, Inter-Afrique Holdings Ltd that Ghana would continue being a preferred and great destination to accomplish business.
Pullman Accra Airport City is really a joint development between equity partners: Inter-Afrique Holdings Ltd.; and the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF), the private sector focused sovereign wealth fund of Ghana with diversified interests in tourism and infrastructure.
The investing partners’ interests are held through Platinum Properties Limited because the Project SPV and asset owner. The partnership shall result in the opening of the 364-key hotel and serviced apartments, making it the biggest hotel and the initial dual hospitality offering in Ghana.
The groundbreaking event follows the signing of the Hotel Management Agreement between Accor Hotels and Platinum Properties Limited on October 2, 2018. The new-build, upper-upscale hotel is expected to end up being the major venue for conferences and events with seven meeting rooms and dedicated banqueting facilities plus an executive lounge
Source: ISD (Rex Mainoo Yeboah)