Launched in January 2014, the iconic Hôtel Ivoire in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) stands proud and tall, showcasing Sofitel’s overwhelming presence in West Africa.
The Sofitel brand is owned by France-based Accor, the world’s largest hospitality group.
In an idyllic setting overlooking the Ebrié lagoon and the Plateau, the hotel has a contemporary atmosphere and fiery colors that combine French luxury with exotic African charm.
Hotel Ivoire has 209 guestrooms, including two presidential suites and 40 junior suites, a fitness centre, and two restaurants, the Pili Pili and the panoramic Toit d’Abidjan. There are also four modern conference rooms fitted with high-tech audiovisual equipment.
The nearby Abidjan Conference Centre also hosts a range of events and offers a range of high quality services to ensure successful meetings as well as an auditorium seating 1 650 people.
After the reopening of the Sofitel Jardin des Roses, Sofitel’s North African hotel in Rabat (Morocco), the brand is betting on Hotel Ivoire, its new flagship in West Africa, which it said it geared towards a business clientele.
Accor says this prestigious five-star property on this Ivorian soil was built by Moshe Mayer in 1963, revamped in 2011 and eventually in January.
Accor also says that it plans a second wave of renovations as early as 2015, to create 217 guestroooms, including 84 suites and 31 service appartments, a Millésime Club, a 1 200-square metres SPA, two restaurants and lounge bar, as well as a cinema, nine meetings rooms, a business centre, 10 boutiques and a casino.
Bienvenue à l’Hotel Ivoire!
(Final editing by Issa Sikiti da Silva). Photo: The emblematic Hotel Ivoire stands tall in Abidjan.