A nineteen-storey resort, a facility destined to become the tallest hotel in Ethiopia, is set to grace Lake Tana and the number of islands inside it when it opens its doors for service in December.
The hotel, which is partially built inside the lake, will sport 150 rooms and suites, three meeting halls each accommodating up to 1,200 people, executive meeting halls, five restaurants, a swimming pool and other amenities an international five-star hotel is required to possess, according to Tiliksew Gedamu, proprietor of the hotel.
Resting on a 2450sqm plot next to Kuriftu Resort in Bahir Dar, the unnamed hotel will have an inbuilt air conditioner, three elevators, twoof which have a panoramic view of the lake, a grand restaurant and a meeting hall hanging over Lake Tana, according to Tiliksew. The swimming pool is being built in alignment with the level of the lake to create the impression of actually swimming in the lake.
Projected to consume an investment outlay of 270 million birr when fully completed, the hotel will provide tour services with boats and other facilities.