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  • Marriott Inaugurates Africa's First Executive Apartments in Addis Ababa

    Marriott International, in partnership with Sunshine Business Plc today inaugurated Africa’s first Marriott Executive Apartments in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

    The Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Abeba will appeal to both business and family travelers with 108 fully serviced Apartments offering space, ambience and the privacy of residential living enabling a comfortable stay away from home.

    “This is the latest in a series of important landmark hotel signings and openings we have made in Africa.” said Alex Kyriakides, president and managing director of Marriott International for Middle East and Africa.

    Selamawit Samuel, Sunshine Business Owner & Executive Vice President said that they are very excited to be partnering with Marriott International to successfully open the properties in Africa.

    Solomon Taddesse, CEO of Ethiopian Tourism Organization said the government has prioritized the tourism sector and encourages global brands to invest in and also partner with Ethiopian firms.

    President Mulatu Teshome cut the ribbon, officially inaugurating Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Abeba.

    The Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Abeba will provide residents with a choice of one and two-bedroom elegantly furnished serviced Apartments, or the Penthouse Presidential Suite, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and includes services such as housekeeping, grocery shopping and room service.

    For business travelers, the property provides multi function meeting rooms and over 160 square meters of event space.

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  • Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn leaves for New York

    Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has left for New York to attend the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set for adoption by the 193 UN member states during the three-day high-level meeting of the General Assembly.

    More than 150 world leaders, including President Barack Obama are expected to attend the summit, which precedes the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN beginning September 28.

    The SDGs consist of 17 broad goals and 169 specific targets. They replace the United Nations' expiring Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000.

    In addition to attending the summit, Hailemariam is expected to hold bilateral talks with different countries and international organizations

    source - ENA

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