Douala is the largest city in Cameroon and is significant business center in Africa. This hotel and conference complex offers a very high-end fit for an important emerging market. The location of the project is within the most active district in the city, with spectacular views of the bay and the city’s port. The hotel complex, which consist of approximately 5.5 acres of development, includes over 22,300 sf of function space (including a 16,000 sf ballroom) and a 200 key hotel. Additionally the project will include a nightclub, a small casino, and six retail concessions, two levels of underground parking, and a rooftop restaurant and lounge with a skydeck overlooking the ocean.
The complex was designed with strong focus on recreational components. Amenities include a resort-style pool and tennis courts. Extensive outdoor space with landscaping that will rely on indigenous plants. The hotel itself features a unique open lobby that allows for the outdoor and the indoor to be a continuous experience. Sustainable and green principles were applied throughout the design of the project. The contemporary design of the hotel responds to the local conditions while at the same time projecting a progressive image for the country Cameroon. The project’s layout, glazing, landscape and hardscape are all inspired by local artwork patterns. Once constructed, this complex will be the largest hotel in Cameroon.