The Turkish company Yenigün, which is building a 50,000-seat stadium in Japoma, in the outskirts of Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, will launch in 2017 the construction of a five-star hotel in the Bonapriso. The information was revealed by the Turkish Ambassador to Cameroon on 16 December 2016, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Medcem cement plant in Cameroon.
This hotel project is supported by the New Development and Investment Corporation (SNDI), led by the Cameroonian economic operator Ekoko Mukete, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts Of Cameroon (CIMA), also Honorary Consul of Turkey in Cameroon.
Mr Mukete pointed out that the site for this project had already been prepared and was just waiting for work to begin. The five-star hotel that will house the economic capital of Cameroon will have 200 rooms. It will cost $ 70 million, or about FCFA 45 billion.
The new hotel complex will be operated under the Hyatt Regency brand, the flagship of the US group Hyatt Hotels Corporation. On January 1, 2016, this group ranked in the Top 15 of the world’s largest hotel groups, with 640 hotels with a total capacity of 179,217 rooms, including 162 addresses and 75,122 rooms for the Hyatt Regency brand alone.
Thanks to this project, Hyatt Hotels will join its compatriot Hilton (which manages the only 5 star of the country after the withdrawal of one star from the hotel Mont Fébé) in a Cameroon market dominated by the French group Accor, Ibis and Pullmann.
As a reminder, in 2007, the SNDI had already acquired land to build a five-star hotel in the city of Douala, in the Bonanjo district this time. But, the resort, which was to be operated under the Marriott brand, never came into being. Officially because of an interminable procedure of transfer of the title of the site to shelter the hotel.