Swiss International, Alisa Hotels sign agreement

Front view of the new Swiss Spirit Hotel and Suites Alisa-Accra

Front view of the new Swiss Spirit Hotel and Suites Alisa-Accra

Swiss International Hotels & Resorts has signed a license agreement with Alisa Hotels Accra, in a partnership deal which will help upgrade facilities, improve services to meet global standards in the hospitality and hotel industry in Ghana.

Consequently, the flagship property of Alisa Hotels, situated in North Ridge, will be renamed Swiss Spirit Hotel and Suites Alisa-Accra.

A statement issued after the deal was sealed said as part of the agreement, the hotel had started re-branding and rigorous staff training initiatives, to raise the bar of its hospitality services.

“Besides an upgrade of services and facilities, Swiss Spirit Hotels& Suites Alisa- Accra made up of upscale rooms and suites, will also offer an extraordinary culinary experience through their signature outlet brands of Swiss café restaurant and lounge, TED&CO lounge, inspirations pool and bar,” it said.

Other facilities include a well-equipped health club and tennis court, plus 14 meeting rooms suitable for meetings and events for a capacity over 1000 guests.

The arrival of the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites brand in Ghana the statement said earmarked Swiss International’s commitment to Africa.

“We live in a globalised world. Travelers seek the same level of service and quality from hotels at home and abroad, indicating a growing demand for international hotel brands. Swiss International is delighted to be making its debut in Ghana,” Mr. Henri W.R Kennedie, the CEO of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts said.

Mr. Kwame Ofosu Bamfo, the owner of the Alisa hotels said, “This is an exciting time for our company as we partner with Swiss International to gain and secure a stronger position in Accra’s hotel industry. I am convinced that, under the management of Swiss International, our hotel will continue to grow from strength to strength.”

The license agreement with Alisa Hotels, which takes effect from May 1, 2016, marks the entry of Swiss International into Ghana, the company’s fifth African country and consolidates its goal of becoming a leading hospitality brand in Africa.

The company has set a target to have 150 hotels globally by the year 2020.

By Times Reporter

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