CHRIS-VINCENT Writes: The Upscale Lifestyle in Ghana–When A Bottle of Bel-Aqua Costs 20 GHS

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Breakfast at Kempinski Hotel, Accra
Breakfast at Kempinski Hotel, Accra

For many whose perspective about the state of Ghana is obtained from a far distance, the West African country is placed to be swiftly developing–as some of the biggest brand names in the hospitality business have made giant entries into the capital, Accra, albeit, swimming in a comforting lack of competition pool.

There’s a huge non-befitting buzz about some of the places that somewhat are used to validate the assumption that Ghana has “arrived” or is truly developing and two of such places are the famous MovenPick and Kempinski Hotels, situated not far from each other at the heart of Accra.

Local conversations about these two places are extensively flattering but to me, the architectures are short of the elegance the words compliment. They are just modern hotels, just as you would find on the streets of Paris, Barcelona, New York, Copenhagen and several of the world’s developing capitals.

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#KempinskiGate – The Best Online Reactions To The Ghc 145 Kempinski Hotel Gari Soakings

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Kempinski Hotel in Ghana supposedly has an item on their menu, a meal of gari soakings, which is allegedly selling for Ghc 145.
The photo of the meal has brought out the best of social media, as Ghanaians make fun of the company, who are well known for charging exorbitant prices.

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Kempinski Hotel Brings 'Nazism' to Ghana? | Tried to Kick Wanlov Da Kubolor Off Its Premises Because of His Unique Style

Wanlov Da Kubolor
Wanlov Da Kubolor

A branch of Kempinski Hotels S.A, an international hotel chain founded as the Hotelbetriebs-Aktiengesellschaft in Berlin, Germany, in 1897 has been opened in Accra—and it seems, the hotel has some bit of  ‘style Nazism’ in its operational books.
Shockingly, a manager of the hotel tried to kick popular Ghanaian musician-Wanlov Da Kubolor out for his unique style of dressing—perhaps, this manager wouldn’t have thrown out Adolf Hitler if he came in with his weird mustache and diabolical ideas.
With a strong German connection, the hotel should be well placed to understand that any form of discrimination should not be tolerated—because, Nazism, the cause of the holocaust was well founded on the idea of race superiority (another form of discrimination).
According to Kubolor, he was invited to an event at the hotel by Little Angels, a charity he has been working with for over 3 years—for him to be honored for his outstanding contributions.
But his honor turned a disgrace when one of the managers of Kempinski (he is damn sure this manager is a German) asked that he should be thrown out of the premises by a security guard just because of his distinct style of dressing, he said on twitter.
Though the owner of the hotel has phoned Wanlov Da Kubolor to apologize, the outspoken musician says, a private apology is unacceptable, it should be made public.
This is not the first time one of these international hotels increasingly setting up in Ghana in their numbers has treated a Ghanaian this way—they continue to subject the locals to ridicule, even in their own countries.
Currently, there is a discriminatory lawsuit pending against Movenpick Hotel. The hotel turned away 5 professional Ghanaian women who had gone to the hotel to celebrate the birthday of one of their colleagues because they did not have male escorts.
Flip to the next page to see what Wanlov wore to Kempinski Hotel in Accra…

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