ONOMO Hotel opens operations in Kigali

On 11 May 2018 at 01:11

Rwanda’s hospitality sector has got yet another jewel to adorn its slew of luxury hotels with the opening of ONOMO Hotel Kigali in the eye-catching designs adapted to Rwandan culture.

Nestled in Nyarugenge District, the newest three-star property is located within a walking distance from the Kigali City Centre and below 10km from the Kigali International Airport, Rwanda’s primary point of entry.

It is adorned with traditional baskets locally known as “ibiseke” and carvings known as “Imigongo,” plus embellishments in cow dung mixed with soils of different colors and painted in geometric shapes, all making the motif of the interior and exterior features.

Speaking at the launch on Thursday, Samantha Annandale, Regional Operational Director for South and East Africa assured locals and attendants of an essence of character with quality at ONOMO Hotel Kigali.

“With so many international companies exiting in Africa and investment leaving our shores, it is encouraging to see that our group has a fully focused African strategy. We have exceptional confidence in Rwanda and generally Africa, especially in the hospitality space and with our strong development pipeline, we aim to become one of the leading hotel chains in Africa, for Africa.” she added.

ONOMO Hotel Cape Town’s Director of Sales and Marketing and facilitator at ONOMO Hotel Kigali, Sherri-Lee Kriedemann told IGIHE that the hotel has come to bridge a gap in the Rwandan hospitality industry

“We’ve come as a three-star property with four-star facilities to close the gap in the market and become an affordable yet world-class travel end for those visiting Kigali with a budget that can’t afford five-star facilities,” she said.

She noted that regardless what market segment it is, the hotel stands out to attract visitors from all over the world, be it for leisure or corporate purposes.
ONOMO Hotel Kigali is the 10th hotel of the group in Africa.

Operating across the entire African continent, ONOMO Hotels Group is on track to create its planned pan-African network of over 20 hotels by 2023, situated in the African continent’s major cities. The group has already spread a footprint to Dakar, Abidjan, Libreville, Bamako, Lome, Conakry, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and its most recent opening in Kigali, establishing the Group’s expansion into the East Africa.

ONOMO Hotel in pictures