Do business from your hotel in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia, located in the centre of the country which itself is in the Horn of Africa. As the home of the United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa, and other global organisations, it’s a hugely important centre for politics and commerce in the continent. The city’s economy is largely focused around manufacturing the industries such as agriculture, transport and communications. Its continual growth also draws many construction companies to the city. Booking a hotel in Addis Ababa for business puts you at the heart of one of Africa’s main economic and political hubs.
What will I find in Addis Ababa?
Addis Ababa is a large city divided into 10 boroughs, known as sub-cities. In the centre of town, the Kazanchis neighbourhood in the Kirkos sub-city is the core for business and many of the best hotels. It’s also where you’ll find the United Nations and many other large companies. To the north of the city, you'll see the nearby Entoto Mountain, a popular destination for travellers to Addis Ababa.
Where will I find Addis Ababa’s main business events?
In Kazanchis, you’ll find the UN Conference Centre as well as many hotels which offer meeting facilities. The UN Conference Centre, also known as the ECA or Economic Commission for Africa, is where you can attend many of the large business events. Highlights include the Economic Report on Africa and the African Economic Conference. Bole International Airport is just a 15-minute drive from the United Nations, and Bole itself is an upscale sub-city which is home to many businesses. Companies based in Addis Ababa include the Horn of Africa Regional Development Centre and Network, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, and Citrus International Trading.
What does booking a hotel in Addis Ababa offer me in my downtime?
You can quickly get a taxi from your Addis Ababa hotel to Entoto Mountain in the north of the city where you’ll enjoy striking views of the city. Ethiopian cuisine is becoming popular internationally and Addis Ababa is the best place to try it. Popular restaurants with professionals include Yod’s Abyssinia, a restaurant where you’ll also be treated to live music and dance, showcasing the nation’s varied cultures. Top View Restaurant in Bole is set in beautiful surroundings where you can enjoy an elevated panorama of the city.