Sleeping in the Stars

5 star Skylight Hotel (Photo: Anteneh Aklilu)

Ethiopian will soon inaugurate its uniquely designed aircraft shaped hotel. The 5-star Skylight Hotel consumed USD 65 million. The airline footed the bill for 35 percent and China’s EXIM bank loaned out the remainder.
The airline built the hotel to increase the conference tourism in the city. It will employ 800 people and accommodate 373 customers. There will be six types of bedrooms to choose from, four restaurants, two bars, swimming pools, shops, and many other world class services.
The conference hall can hold 2,000 guests at a time and should help attract more tourism to Addis Ababa.
Constructed by the Chinese China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation (AVIC) the hotel took two years to complete.