Accra welcomes Barack Obama for his first Ghana visit

Pan-African hospitality group, African Sun Limited, is proud to announce that Barack Obama, the president of the United States of America, has chosen to stay at its Holiday Inn, Accra Airport property during his first African state visit to Ghana from July 10-11, 2009.

“President Obama and his family made our Presidential Suite, Suite 509, their ‘home away from home’ and his daughter Sasha remarked on the suite and said it was a ‘cool’ room. Our staff was thrilled to have the Obamas staying with us and to have the opportunity serve such a venerable head of state,” said Mr Bruce Potter, general manager of Holiday Inn Airport Accra.

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Also speaking on the privileged of hosting the American president in their hotel, Shingi Munyeza, group chief executive of African Sun Limited added, “Barack Obama chose to stay at the Holiday Inn Accra Airport because of its position, great facilities and world-class service.”

He noted his group is most honored that from 10 July to 11 July, Obama and his family were shown the true “African Sun” experience and the will be looking forward to welcoming them to any of their other properties whether in Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana or South Africa.

Holiday Inn Accra Airport is African Sun’s flagship property in Ghana. The hotel is located only one kilometer away from Kotoka International Airport, boasts of two presidential suites, 14 deluxe rooms, 48 executive rooms, 14 deluxe rooms and 98 standard rooms. Conferencing facilities catering for up to 450 delegates are also available.

African Sun Limited is the fastest growing hospitality group on the continent. The group boasts several other high-profile properties in its portfolio such as the award winning Grace Hotel in Johannesburg, The Victoria Falls Hotel ( a member of the Leading Hotels of the World) in Zimbabwe and Obudu Mountain Resort in Nigeria. The group’s interests cover all sectors of the hospitality industry from luxury resorts, to urban boutique hotels, city hotels and lodges.