The foundation stone for the construction of a five-star hotel, “Hotel du Lac,” has been laid.
The foundation stone for the construction of a five-star hotel called “Hotel du Lac” at Yaoundé Municipal Lake was laid on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
The ceremony was presided over by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, the personal representative of President Paul Biya.
According to Dion Ngute, the construction of a five-star hotel in the heart of the capital will improve the country’s hospitality infrastructure and increase touristic activities in Cameroon.
Hotel du Lac is the largest construction project in Central Africa to date.
The three-tiered infrastructure will include a main hotel, an annex, and a conference center on a three-hectare plot of land on the west side of the Yaoundé Municipal Lake.
The hotel building will have thirty stories, while the annex will have seventeen stories.
A total of 218 rooms will be set up in accordance with international standards.
There will also be a conference room, several restaurants, a sky bar on the 24th floor with a terrace, two pools (one indoor and one outdoor), and a large fitness center.
The tower’s upper floors will house 93 apartments with a total of 132 rooms. This will increase the hotel’s capacity from the previously anticipated 300 rooms to a total of 350 bed rooms at the completion of the project.
The annex building will be designed in the shape of a yacht, with 13,350 square meters of Grade A office space to attract multinational corporations.
The conference center will be built in an eye-catching architectural style and will serve as a true landmark in Yaoundé’s urban town.
This center will have a triangular auditorium, several conference rooms, and a ballroom that can accommodate over 1,000 people.
The Marriott American luxury hotels management company, which oversees over 6,000 hotels worldwide, was chosen to manage the five-star resort.
When completed, Hotel du Lac will stand 108m tall, with a helipad on the roof, making it Cameroon’s tallest building.
International Infrastructure Development Group, a Belgian company, is carrying out the construction project, which is privately funded.
With the project’s completion deadline of 36 months approaching, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute urged all parties involved to strictly adhere to the contract commitment in order to achieve convincing results.