Taitu Street, P.O. Box 6002, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
+251 11 517 1717

History


The first African hotel to join The Luxury Collection, the Sheraton Addis is a portal into a world of exquisite sophistication and incomparable service. From the ornate lobby to the manicured gardens with a fountain of “dancing waters" pulsating to classic symphonies, the hotel offers a never-ending vision of luminous beauty. Surrounded by luxuriant, terraced grounds, it stays true to the city of Addis Ababa—meaning "new flower" in Amharic—with the delicate scent of Ethiopian roses permeating the entire premises.

Set in mountainous countryside, 7,800 feet above sea level, the hotel was built by prominent Saudi Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, as a gift to Ethiopia. Designed by noted architect Kosek Ivo, the magnificent complex artfully combines the Ethiopian artistic culture with neo-classical style, and is a source of pride and inspiration to all Africans, and Ethiopians in particular. A first for Ethiopia, it was constructed to the highest efficiency standards and is constantly updated with the latest green technologies. Water, power and heat savings are made throughout the buildings, and a thorough recycling program is being used. The Green Organisation, an independent environmental group, recognized the hotel’s environmental efforts with the coveted International Green Apple Awards for Architectural Heritage and the Built Environment.

Since opening in February 1998, the Sheraton Addis has hosted countless high-profile events, including Pan-African and African Union summits, as well as New Year's Eve celebrations with special performances by world-renown artists such as Beyonce, Ludacris, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna and Akon, among other prestigious guests.