Sheraton Djibouti, the first international brand hotel in Djibouti announced that it is undertaking massive renovations to keep up its standards.
Daniel Van Der Heijden, the recently assigned General Manager of Sheraton Djibouti, told Capital that the hotel that is under Starwood and operated by the Dubai based Constellation Hotels and Resorts, is under renovation to improve its quality and services. He said the hotel will complete the work in different phases.
“The renovation will include software improvement and providing training for staff as we need to train the staff in new skills,” Der Heijden said.
Der Heijden, was assigned three months ago to lead the management of the hotel and is a specialist in renovation.
He said that the hotel is an iconic facility in the country with a good location that has enormous potential to be a key player in Djibouti’s hospitality industry.
“The project is expected to take a few years because we are remaining open for business while this process is occurring,” he added explaining that the driveway and kitchen have almost been completely renovated, and the cost of the project is as yet undetermined.
With its 175 rooms, Sheraton Djibouti is one of the oldest hospitality facilities in the country.
Constellation Hotels and Resorts also manage Sheraton Kampala. Both hotels in Djibouti and Uganda sent their representatives to Ethiopia on March 9 to celebrate together their customers’ day at the Sheraton Addis in Addis Ababa. All of three hotels are owned by Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi.