• Short Summary

    WORK IS NOW WELL UNDER WAY IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, ON THE TALLEST BUILDING IN AFRICA - A 30 STOREY ANNEX TO THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL HOTEL IVOIRE.

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    WORK IS NOW WELL UNDER WAY IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, ON THE TALLEST BUILDING IN AFRICA - A 30 STOREY ANNEX TO THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL HOTEL IVOIRE. THE 354 FOOT (108 METRES) HIGH ANNEX TOWER IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN DECEMBER 1968.

    THE ULTRA-MODERN HOTEL IVOIRE WAS BUILT IN 1963 BY AN ISRAELI TRUST GROUP CALLED MAFIT AND THE IVORY COAST GOVERNMENT ON A 50-50 BASIS, AT A COST OF 10.3 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS. EXPERT MANAGEMENT WAS BROUGHT IN FROM THE UNITED STATES. THE HOTEL WAS AN INSTANT SUCCESS, AS A RESULT OF WHICH IT WAS DECIDED TO EXPAND. AT PRESENT THE 12-STOREY HOTEL HAS 207 ROOMS.

    THE NEW ANNEX WILL HAVE 260 ROOMS. LIKE THE ORIGINAL HOTEL, IT WILL BE FULLY AIR CONDITIONED. IT WILL COST 11.7 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS. ON TUESDAY, MR. KOUASSI, SECRETARY FOR CONSTRUCTION, AND MR. BEN ZEEV, THE DIRECTOR OF MAFIT, WENT ON A TOUR OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AND THEN RETIRED TO THE ADJOINING HOTEL BUILDING TO LOOK AT DRAWINGS SHOWING WHAT THE ANNEX WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN COMPLETED.

    THE HOTEL IVOIRE COMPLEX IS PART OF THE IVORY COAST GOVERNMENT'S DRIVE TO ATTRACT TOURISTS. A HELI-PORT WILL BE BUILT LATER FOR THE HOTEL, WHILE IT'S ALSO PLANNED TO TURN AN ADJOINING LAGOON INTO A LAKE WITH FILTERED WATER FOR SWIMMING, WATER-SKIING AND BOATING. OTHER ATTRACTIONS WHICH THE IVORY COAST IS OFFERING TOURISTS INCLUDE DEEP-SEA FISHING AND THE OBSERVATION OF BIG GAME BY HELICOPTER.

    THE IVORY COAST IS PARTICULARLY ANXIOUS TO ATTRACT TOURISTS IN GROUPS. THE SUMMER FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE HOTEL IVOIRE ANNEX, LARGE GROUPS OF TOURISTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE BIG TOURIST ORGANISATION, THE CLUB MEDITERRANEAN, ARE EXPECTED TO START ARRIVING IN ABIDJAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4K88G2OH5SK43F74S0YR27L2Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA4K88G2OH5SK43F74S0YR27L2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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