Asefaw Tinsae Nafekot and mekedes redoing famous tiktok videos that went viral in Ethiopia Actress and producer Mekedes Tsegaye on EBS Television Ibis Styles has been a popular concept in African markets including in Nairobi and Accra, with a total of seven properties in operation in the Middle East and Africa region, and seven more in the pipeline. Accor’s Africa portfolio currently comprises of 159 properties with 25,389 keys with another 58 hotels with 13,413 keys in its development pipeline, growing its presence to 25 diverse brands. Following the dominant hotel chains run by US based brands (Marriot, Windham and the like); Accor is closing in its global competitors. Back in 2017, Accor has acquired the Swiss based Movenpick Hotels and Resorts properties with USD three billion and added three more global chains with values as high as 11 billion to make the French multinational one, a leading operator in the global hospitality business. The French augmented hotelier, Accor Hotels Group, has agreed to bring in and manage Ibis Styles, a mid-scale brand as a fifth pipeline project in Ethiopia under its umbrella. The property, costing USD 23 million, will open its doors by the end of 2023, and will have 150 keys (rooms) suitable for most young and middle class business travelers and executives, who would not mind spending USD 140 to 150 per room night.