Marriott hotel expands to Rwanda

Last updated 05:00 24/01/2014

Relevant offers

World

After a long life together, elderly couple die minutes apart while holding hands Uber's self-drive boss crashes and burns over trade secrets scandal Hollywood writers strike back as pay packets shrink Australia's Network Ten could be sold for parts if it fails to improve earnings Twitter posts strong user growth, shares soar China's richest man moves into marathons as part of global sports expansion Trump 'determined to unleash economic growth for businesses' with plan to slash taxes Big Bash or bust for Nine in face of falling popularity in cricket on TV CEO to step down from Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure Big Mac makeover gives McDonald's a boost

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