The President of the Republic officially inaugurated yesterday the new “Hotel Riu Baobab”, built on the Petite Côte, in the commune of Malicounda. It is, according to Macky Sall, a hotel that in the first phase has 522 rooms.
“The inauguration ceremony marks a new stage in the development of tourism in Senegal. It is an investment for 522 rooms in the first phase of a global program of 1024 rooms estimated at more than 92 billion CFA francs. This first phase meets the best international standards, including network, road, sanitation, water and electricity developments,” said Macky Sall. “I would like to invite my Senegalese compatriots but also Africans to come and visit our tourist destinations and to be tourists from home,” adds the president.
According to the Head of State, it is through concrete achievements of this kind that we will be able to make Senegal, a tourist destination of choice. “This cheerful hotel harmoniously reflects our strategy of development of the tourist resort of Pointe Sarène, 50 years after the launch of the tourist resort of Saly Portudal which now has 17 hotels, 35 para-hotel residences and more than 200 shops for 15,000 direct and indirect jobs,” he detailed.
Macky Sall did not fail to give assurances to the promoter of the “Riu Baobab Hotel” to tell him that “the State of Senegal is in the process of starting the work of bypassing Mbour to be able to connect Pointe Sarène from blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD)”.