Wednesday, November 28, 2012
President Paul Kagame opens Gorillas Golf Hotel
Rwandan President Paul Kagame opened the new 88 room Gorillas Golf Hotel on Nov.16 officially. The hotel is located in Nyarutarama district which is the neighborhood of Kigali city the country’s capital.
The hotel is the fourth for the hotel chain which was started 10 years ago. Other hotels of this nature are in Kigali, Musanze and Rubavu areas. The hotel investment will have benefits for the Rwandan society through Job creation and development of the tourism industry. According to President Kagame “this is a proof that no one will stand in the way of Rwanda achieving prosperity“.
Though a small country, now Rwanda has 370 registered hotels with 6700 rooms across the country. Among the 370, only 31 have been graded and awarded stars. Several hotels are expected to open in the next few years including Marriott hotel (5 star) with 251 rooms which is still under construction. Other soon to open hotels are Radisson Blu Hotel (5 star) which will run Kigali Convention Center with 292 rooms, Vision Hotel (4 star) with 157 rooms. Rwanda Sheraton Hotel was recently given a certificate which was a sign of appreciation.
With the above hotel development in the country, Rwanda Safaris will highly be recommended due to well developed accommodation facilities and this will definitely increase the country’s tourism earning in terms of foreign exchange and revenue.