Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced Monday the opening of Hyatt Regency Addis Abeba, the first Hyatt branded hotel in Ethiopia and the seventh in Africa.

The 188-room property is centrally located on Meskel Square, near shopping centers, restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions, including the National Museum.

“We are excited to celebrate the opening of Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa and to introduce the brand to Ethiopia,” said HeddoSiebs, general manager, Hyatt Regency Addis Abeba.

“We are confident that our loyal World of Hyatt members and global travelers will feel welcomed the moment they arrive,” he said, “and we look forward to serving them delicious blends of local flavors, while also offering an array of live entertainment.”

With the United Nations Conference Center and African Union Headquarters only a short walk away, the largest conference facility in the country, the hotel serves as the ideal stay for business travelers.

Hotel Officials said those visiting for leisure can enjoy local attractions including the National Palace and Africa’s biggest open market in the lively Mercato district.

The Holy Trinity Church, one of the most important places of worship in the country, is only 2.5 miles (four kilometers) from the hotel.

Additionally, undoubtedly rich in culture and within a 15 minute drive sits the Anwar Mosque, Ethiopia’s largest mosque.

Carefully designed to provide guests with everything they need, the hotel boasts six unique dining outlets, perfect for a quiet meal, lively drinks or for those on the go.

The hotel has 188 spacious guestrooms include 12 luxury Regency suites, two Executive suites, one Presidential suite and one Royal Presidential suite with four bedrooms.