Nakheel Hotels checks into Djibouti

An artistic image of Djibouti Palace Hotel

Nakheel Hotels & Resorts, working in partnership with Kempinski, will open its first international hotel in Djibouti on the East coast of Africa, representing the company’s first overseas property development.

Situated on the east coast of ‘the horn of Africa’, the hotel will be located in Djibouti’s capital – Djibouti City.
The 400 room five-star Djibouti Palace Hotel will also feature luxury resort facilities including a beach club and retail arcade, as well as a state-of-the-art conference centre. The hotel will be the first new build five-star hotel in Djibouti, and will be run by one of the world’s most established hotel operators, Kempinski Hotels and Resorts. 
The hotel is part of a large integrated development which will also include a number of residential types (furnished and unfurnished apartments and villas), commercial offices and retail opportunities. 
Nakheel is also working on other leisure developments within the country of Djibouti which include a mountain top spa and island resorts.
The first phase of the hotel is already under construction, and the hotel and conference centre will be completed by the November 2006, in time to host the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) Meeting of Council of Ministers, which will be attended by leading political figures from throughout the world, including heads of state from the twenty member countries.
The beachfront hotel will be situated near to the Port of Djibouti, and it will continue Dubai’s investment in Djibouti; helping it develop as a business and tourist destination.
DP World (Dubai Ports World) manages the port and has been key in the development of an oil terminal, container terminal and industrial and commercial free zone.