The New York Times published it’s list of ‘the 46 Places to go in 2013‘, and number 4 on that list was Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa. Ghana has long had the reputation of being one of the most safe and stable countries on the African continent, in 2011 had the fastest growing economy in the world, and with its recent oil finds is now developing as a key destination for investment with several international hotel chains due to enter into the market, the city of Accra is currently seeing a re-development which will cater for Accra’s discerning customers.
The most recent international brand to enter into the market is Mövenpick, those in the know, will know if you are staying in Accra there is currently no place to be other the 5 star Mövenpick Ambassador, a joint venture with the Kingdom Holding Company, which officially opened in 2011 and was inaugurated by member of the Saudi royal family, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Tala.
The Mövenpick Ambassador is currently the most luxurious hotel in Accra and well worth a visit if you prefer a little bit of luxury whilst on your travels. However there are other international brands who are now hot on its heels, with Kempinski due to open the Kempinski Hotel Gold City later on this summer, it will be exciting to see what the luxury market has to offer in West Africa.