Novotel Lubumbashi Opens in the Heart of Congo’s Industrial Hub

Novotel Lubumbashi.



Compagnie Hoteliere et Immobiliere du Congo (CHIC) proudly announces the grand opening of Novotel Lubumbashi. This is CHIC’s second Novotel hotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo, strategically located in the bustling city of Lubumbashi. The hotel features 120 rooms, offering modern accommodations and exceptional services in one of the country’s key commercial and industrial centers.

Offerings Of Novotel Lubumbashi

Novotel Lubumbashi boasts a variety of room options, including standard, executive, and suite categories. Each room showcases contemporary designs and state-of-the-art amenities. The hotel’s design focuses on creating adaptable spaces using natural tones and raw materials, ensuring a welcoming environment for all guests.

Prime Location with Stunning Views

Situated in the rapidly growing Golf residential area, Novotel Lubumbashi offers stunning views of Lake Kipopo. It is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Luano International Airport, making it ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel’s location enhances its appeal to a wide range of visitors.


Guests can embark on a unique culinary journey with three distinct dining venues. Chai, a lively café, offers a selection of imported teas and local brands in an inviting atmosphere perfect for socializing. Brasserie Kipopo, the all-day dining restaurant, delivers a mix of American and local cuisines with live cooking shows throughout the day. In the evenings, Xpressions transforms into a dynamic lounge bar, featuring Amapiano music, creative cocktails, and a variety of canapés.


Business and Leisure Amenities

Business travelers will appreciate the hotel’s modern meeting facilities, equipped with ALL CONNECT technology for seamless hybrid meetings. For relaxation, guests can visit the N’fitness gym or unwind at the swimming pool, which provides panoramic views of Lubumbashi and Lake Kipopo.


Novotel Lubumbashi introduces the Accor Key digital access solution. This allows guests to use their mobile devices for room entry and elevator access, integrated with the ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program app. The Welcome In service offers a streamlined check-in process at Luano International Airport, enhancing the overall guest experience.

Leadership and Vision

Rahim Dhrolia, Partner at CHIC, expressed his enthusiasm: “The Novotel Lubumbashi has been a dream come true thanks to the vision and dedication of CHIC’s partners. This hotel marks a significant achievement in our commitment to expanding CHIC’s presence and providing world-class hospitality in the DRC. We are thrilled to welcome guests to what will become the flagship hotel of Lubumbashi.”

Willy Walter Youbessi, General Manager of Novotel Lubumbashi, added: “Our hotel sets a new standard in Lubumbashi with its exceptional services. We eagerly look forward to welcoming both local and international guests to our contemporary, inviting, and family-friendly atmosphere.”

Suhail Bhatia, Director of Asset Management at CHIC, remarked: “This launch represents a major step forward in our growth plan. We are eager to play a significant role in advancing the hospitality industry in Lubumbashi and the surrounding regions.”

Future Plans and Commitment

CHIC, a gold sponsor at the upcoming Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) 2024 in Namibia, will unveil its future plans at the forum, showcasing its continued commitment to the development of the African hospitality industry.

About CHIC

CHIC is a leading force in hotel development in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Established in 2017, CHIC is a visionary initiative led by dedicated entrepreneurs rooted in the DRC. The company has diverse business interests across real estate, construction, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, mining, IT, agriculture, retail, restaurants, and cosmetics. CHIC’s founders exemplify a steadfast dedication to fostering sustainable growth and development in the hospitality industry in the DRC.