The hotel now operating under the name “Hôtel Des Milles Collines by Kempinski” is the European company’s ninth hotel operating in Africa.
Hôtel des Milles Collines by Kempinski, general manager Christoph Strahm said: “This is definitely the right time to be in Rwanda.”
“We experience here a perfect marriage between Hôtel Des Mille Collines, the first grand hotel to open in Rwanda forty years ago and Kempinski, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group,”said Strahm, while opening the hotel half decent on July 1, 2014.
“Kigali is a remarkable city. The people are warm and generous and we have a great team already in place ready to showcase the unique personality of Hôtel des Milles Collines by Kempinski.”
“We are excited to bring our signature Kempinski service to this city and usher in a renaissance of hospitality in Kigali,” he added.
Hôtel des Milles Collines literally translated in French as hotel of thousand hills was made famous by the film “Hotel Rwanda” which told the story of how this hotel and its staff provided sanctuary to over a thousand people during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
The hotel features 112 rooms and suites, meeting and conference facilities including a conference room for up to 300 people, an outdoor swimming pool, a recreation area and seven boutiques.
The hotel group will also open three more hotels in the Middle East and Africa scheduled to be operational in the next six months, including The Marsa Malaz Kempinksi, The Pearl, Doha.
Kempinski Hotels currently operates 72 hotels in 30 countries and has more than 40 hotels under development worldwide.