Marriott hotel expands to Rwanda

Last updated 05:00 24/01/2014

Relevant offers

World

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure George Clooney sells his tequila to Diageo for US$1 billion London fire: Luxury apartments acquired for displaced Grenfell tenants Aussie bankers drug colleague with valium and laxatives in attempt to discredit him Passengers set to pay as Uber introduces tipping and fees for keeping drivers waiting Bauer's Australia boss quits, replaced by New Zealand CEO, after Rebel Wilson defamation case Apple gives the iPad some love to halt its long slide Amazon is aiming to be the dressing room in your house British bank Barclays criminally charged over $21b Qatar fundraising Kiwi warehouse worker could be deported from Australia for stealing $562,000 worth of electric cabling

Marriott International's chief executive says a planned hotel in Rwanda should open by the end of this year. He also says that will make Marriott the first big international hotel chain to enter the country since its genocide two decades ago.

Arne Sorenson says the Kigali hotel should be ready to open by December and that the company is working with local partners to fill jobs.

Those about to get employed "feel like they've won the lottery," Sorenson said on a panel on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Rwanda has won plaudits for its economic renewal over the past few years, but there have been concerns over its human rights record and alleged meddling in neighboring Congo.

In April, it will be 20 years since the genocide began.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content