Ethiopia’s iconic hotel set to be demolished

Area view of Addis Ababa's new Light Rail Service.

Area view of Addis Ababa’s new Light Rail Service.

By Africa Property News – Ethiopia Hotel and the adjacent Bego Adragot building are to be torn down within the next month. Belayneh Kindie, the import export mogul, bought the Hotel in 2010 for 92 million Br.

He now has plans to tear down the three star hotel and erect a new 60 storey building.

Ethiopia Hotel was one of the earliest hotels built in Ethiopia.

It was built to receive guests while Ethiopia was hosting the meetings of the Organisation of the African Unity during the reign of Emperor Haileselassie I.

At that time Ethiopia Hotel, along with Ras Hotel, was the most modern hotel in the country.

The Bego Adragot building, building adjacent to Ethiopia Hotel, is also to be removed.

It was one of the earliest modern buildings in Ethiopia, built more than 80 years ago, during the Italian invasion.

The building, which is situated opposite the National Theatre, is an example of the architecture of a bygone era.

The brick arches and the arcade of the building exhibits the craft of the Italian architects then dwelling in Addis Ababa.

Residents of the building and owners of the various bars, cafes, restaurant and a supermarket on the building have been ordered to leave the building by November 19th.

The chairman of the local woreda told Fortune that the people living in the building will be given condominiums as replacements.

There have been arguments as to whether Ethiopia Hotel and the Bego Adragot building are heritage buildings that should be preserved.

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5 Responses to Ethiopia’s iconic hotel set to be demolished

  1. Amde

    November 14, 2016 at 5:09 AM

    The demolition of historical artifacts and building that are reminiscent of Addis Ababa’s past, is within the realm of Woyane occupation forces that are hell bent on their trail of destruction.
    Nothing will be left of our country unless Ethiopians are prepared to pay the ultimate sacrifice as the brave Amaras are prepared to do in Gondar and elsewhere.

    The Tigre traitors will not stop at anything short of dismantling Ethiopia. The suicidal creatures are indeed a tribe that is peopled by emotionally and intellectually depraved beings. They lack a collective conscience. Woyane Tigres are not bothered by the outcome which their malicious actions will inevitably engender in the wake of their ultimate downfall. Let us invest in the future of our children and unite against these vermin of humanity.

  2. gnusmas

    November 18, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    ገና ዎያኔ ኢትዮጵያ ሆቴል አይደለም ኢትዮጵያ የምትባል ትልቋ ሀገር ለማፍረስ ደፋ ቀና አያለ ነው። አዲስ አበባ አንደሆነ ካጠፏት አመታት ተቆጠረ። የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ አሁንም ዝም ብሎ በመመልከት ላይ ነው።

  3. Tesfaye B.

    November 24, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Ene yemelew woyane eko yetefat meleketegna mehonu selemitawok kedemo esun destroy madereg endemiasefeleg awuken enenesa.

  4. Behind tadesse

    November 25, 2016 at 4:03 AM

    It is amazing to see the total disregard for the distruction of iconic hotels such as this. Down Down With woyane!

  5. ደጀኔ

    November 27, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    ኢትዮጲያ ውስጥ ያለው ሕዝብ ስራ እየተፈጠረልን ነው
    የሚለው ያለው እናንተ ደግሞ ምንም ነገር አይነካ እኛ
    እሰከምንመጣ ነው የምትሉት መቸ ነው ቆርጣችሁ ወያኔን
    የምታስወጡት? ካልሆነ ዝም ባለ አፍ ዝምብ አይገባበትም ።