The luxurious state of the art facility is located at Sainte Famille Parish in Nyarugenge district in Kigali city.
It has 67 guest rooms with options of double, suites that can accommodate a family and deluxe rooms with luxurious refinement. It also has a large conference hall.
Sainte Famille Hotel is built on a comfortable, unruffled space, with a beautiful garden.
It also has a chapel for Christians where priests can celebrate a Mass for the willing guests.
The official launch held yesterday was also graced by the retiring Bishop Ntihinyurwa Thaddée who also blessed the new facility and presence of priests from different dioceses, contractors, the board members of the hotel, among others.
Bishop Ntihinyurwa explained that construction of the hotel started in 2014 with a lot of challenges including a delay of construction permit among others but expressed delight for the successful completion within three years.
“This is a great day full of joy. It is the hope for the Archidiocese to open the hotel to host guests from different corners. That is why it is called Sainte Famille Hotel,” he said.
The hotel is also expected to accommodate pilgrims coming to Rwanda among other guests attending different conferences in the country.
Bishop Kambanda Antoine told IGIHE that the Catholic Church culture of giving a warm welcome to guests inspired the church to build the hotel.
“The church is excited to provide our contribution aligning with its heritage to welcome guests for far too long. All congregations have responsibilities to accommodate travelers because it is a blessing,” he said.
Bishop Kambanda explained that the church has spent Rwf 6 billion on the construction of the hotel.