The Independent of April 28, 2015

After the Radisson Hotel, the developer of Koïra Hotel Investment S.A, Cessé Komé, will provide Bamako with a new hotel of international standing. The Sheraton hotel which will be implanted ACI 2000 Hamdallaye, not far from the administrative city, will be a R + 9 with a capacity of reception of 200 rooms with a shopping center.

The infrastructure, which will be ready for the Africa - France summit scheduled for 2016 in our capital, will cost a whopping EUR 60 million, or 40 billion FCFA.

It is in the presence of several members of the government (the Ministers of Investment Promotion and the Private Sector, Urban Planning and Housing, Defense and Veterans, Malians Abroad) that the promoter of Koïra hotel investment KHI, our compatriot Cessé Komé, a Malian of the diaspora living in Ivory Coast and Starwoods Africa Development Director, Ludig Bouldoukian signed, yesterday Monday, April 27, at the Radisson Hotel, the contract management of the future Sheraton hotel in Bamako.

It was also attended by Stardwoods Vice President for Africa and Middle East Development, Neil George, as well as the Chair of the Africa - France Summit Organizing Committee. The new hotel will be built according to the architecture of Sheraton hotels. It will be an imposing nine-storey building with three corners and a shopping center.


More than 1,000 expected jobs
Through this ambitious project, Koïra hotel investment KHI will invest 60 million euros (40 billion FCFA). The project will create 600 direct jobs during the construction phase, 200 direct and 300 indirect jobs will be generated during the operation period. The project was supported by Afrixim Bank, represented in Mali by Coris Bank International, whose Managing Director, Sidibé Aïssata Koné, took part in the signing.

The owner of Koïra hotel investment (KHI) will say that the ambition of his company is to make Mali a much more pleasant destination by endowing it with an international hotel worthy of the name. "The KHI Group has confidence in our country. That is why, for decades, we have invested a lot and continue to do so today because nobody will come to build this country for us, "said Mr. Komé, who thanked the highest authorities in our country for their support. Starwoods Group's Africa Development Manager, who manages Sheraton Hotels, Ludig Bouldoukian said his group is proud of his collaboration with Mr. Komé who, he says, has been a visionary in initiating a first international luxury hotel in Bamako .

The new jewel comes to consolidate this work for Mali which has a significant tourism potential. He pointed out that the Sheraton Group is a hotel chain with 1,200 locations worldwide, including 37 in Africa.

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