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First Novotel Hotel opens its doors in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Published: 05 December 2023

The first Novotel in Kinshasa, the bustling capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe opens its doors to guests.

The state-of-the-art property features an all-new METRO design, inspired by Novotel's iconic motto, "Time is on your side", a modern design concept featuring natural tones and raw materials inviting guests to enjoy a multifunctional and flexible space that evolves throughout the day.

Ideally located close to Kinshasa's landmarks and tourist attractions, the new hotel enables guests to enjoy breathtaking views over the city's rooftops. Its proximity to the bustling streets makes it an easy location to explore Kinshasa's local stores and vibrant nightlife.

"A place to enjoy inspiring moments".

Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe features 115 Standard, Executive and Suite rooms where guests can discover modernity and elegance with a design aimed at creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.

For business travelers, functional meeting rooms connected with the ALL CONNECT solution invite guests to an unparalleled hybrid experience while for those looking to clock out and rest up, the hotel offers guests a state-of-the-art N'fitness gym and a swimming pool overlooking the heights of Kinshasa with spectacular views of the Congo River: an ideal setting for escaping the stress of daily life.

Guests can also discover a selection of imported tea and local brands at SUCRE bar as they soak up quality time together. The all-day dining restaurant, Nomads, open for lunch and dinner extends an immersive and authentic experience inspired by African culture and cuisine all about diversity, sharing and interactivity.

Did you know that cocoa beans contain more flavonoids than red wine? KauKau, the roof-top bar and restaurant offers a great place to gather around good music and celebrates the wonderful "Cacao” bean produced locally by incorporating it within the dishes and signature cocktails leaving guests longing for more.

To optimize and harmonize the guest experience, Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe is one of the first hotels on the continent to offer innovative solutions with the implementation of "Accor Key" and the "Welcome In" program tailored to the needs of business travelers. The "Accor Key" solution, a digital key available on Android and Apple, enables guests to open room doors and activate elevators with their cell phone integrated through the ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program application and “Welcome In” enables travelers to seamlessly check-in the hotel as soon as they arrive at Nd’jili international airport enabling hotel teams to focus on personalizing the guest experience.

Novotel’s General Manager, Binta BOCOUM, is delighted to be part of this exciting adventure, and looks forward to offering visitors an unforgettable experience. "Our hotel is the ideal place to relax and discover the culture and history of this beautiful city of Kinshasa" she declares.

“We are excited to announce the debut of the Novotel brand in Congo with the opening of Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe where sleek intuitive design converges with cutting-edge technology to redefine guest experiences. Our commitment to optimizing guest comfort while enjoying the moments that really matter is matched by the diverse dining concepts, the convenience of the location and the exclusive benefits that ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program extends. This marks a significant milestone, underlining Novotel's dedication to offer guest-centric experiences in this vibrant destination” Paul Stevens, Chief Operating Officer Premium, Midscale & Economy Division, Middle East, Africa & Türkiye at Accor.

Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe offers an unrivaled accommodation experience appealing to travelers seeking comfort, convenience and time to unwind. The hotel promises to become one of the best accommodation choices for visitors of the city.