Sheraton unveils African vision at Sheraton Djibouti


Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has unveiled newly transformed spaces at Sheraton Djibouti.

The 185-room hotel is the first Sheraton in Africa to bring to life the brand’s new vision of its guest experience and showcases signature elements from the new concept following a multi-million-dollar investment by Constellation Hospitality Group.

Located on the Plateau du Serpent in the old Diplomatic Quarter, the hotel is within walking distance from downtown Djibouti and 10 minutes from Djibouti Ambouli International Airport.

At the heart of Sheraton Djibouti is the lobby boasting a magnificent crystal light feature depicting the map of Djibouti. The lobby has been reimagined as the “Public Square” of the hotel; a holistic, open space which invites people to be together or to take time to be alone amongst others, creating a sense of energy and belonging.

Sheraton Djibouti features many of the signature elements of Sheraton’s new vision. This includes the Community Table, a purpose-built workspace that anchors the hotel’s lobby and allows guests to work, eat, and drink while soaking up the energy of the space. Following Sheraton’s philosophy to embrace both form and function, these tables are custom designed with amenities to keep guests productive including built-in lighting and power outlets.

The Studios are flexible gathering spaces available to book whenever a guest needs it, facilitating collaborative working, connecting and socialising in a less formal setting. Built on raised platforms and enclosed with glass, the tech-enabled Studios allow guests to contribute to the energy of the public space while also providing privacy and focus for small group meetings or private dining experiences.

Sheraton Djibouti’s new food and beverage offering creates a focal point in the lobby experience. Part bar, part coffee house and part market, the Coffee Bar is a central pillar of the new Sheraton vision, transitioning guests seamlessly from day to night with dining options that are locally sourced, easy to consume while working and customisable to accommodate all tastes and time schedules.

In the guestrooms, which are undergoing a phased renovation, guests are welcomed into a bright, well-lit space with a warm, residential appeal. Soft finishes and light wood tones are complemented by blue and turquoise accents inspired by the sea of Djibouti, while the walls are adorned with locally inspired artwork. The spacious and modern guestrooms have been reimagined with new tools for productivity, such as USB chargers and media panels. Guests can enjoy all the comforts expected from a Sheraton stay including the Sheraton Sleep Experience platform bed and modern walk-in showers.

The transformed Sheraton Club Lounge is an exclusive space for Marriott Bonvoy Elite members and Sheraton Club level guests, and provides a welcoming and elevated environment that transitions seamlessly with activities from morning to evening. Guests will find updated food and beverage offerings, premium amenities, enhanced connectivity, and 24/7 access to a private environment.

Guests have access to an array of leisure facilities including an outdoor pool overlooking the Red Sea where guests can relax and dine at the seaside restaurant, Khamsin Pool Bar.  The Crystal Lounge is a favourite destination with the local community and offers a selection of beverages, light food and entertainment in the evening.

Sheraton Djibouti features 327 square meters of events space, including three meeting rooms and a newly renovated ballroom which can accommodate 180 guests. The hotel’s professional meeting and event professionals provide all the necessary expertise and assistance for successful gatherings ranging from intimate group meetings to large wedding celebrations.