The five-star Best Western Atlantic Hotel Takoradi will be welcoming its first guests in 2013. Two years ago, the idea of a luxury hotel in Ghana’s Western Region was a distant prospect, but since striking oil the seaside town has experienced accelerated development, with beach resorts and businesses proliferating along the coastline. Expansion looks set to continue, making Takoradi an increasingly important business destination, and one that deserves an exquisite resort to accommodate its new business contacts.
The Best Western Atlantic Hotel site is located on the prestigious Beach Road, home to a number of exclusive villa complexes and popular restaurants, overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. On one side of the road the Takoradi Golf Club is bordered by blue sky, ocean and beach; on the other will be the grandeur of the nine-story Best Western Atlantic Hotel. The intricately detailed grounds, with their numerous water features and variety of palm species, complement the clean lines of its simple architectural style.
Five star variety
The hotel will boast a large choice of accommodation. Executive rooms will feature widescreen TVs, wireless internet and sumptuous, modern bathrooms.
The more exclusive chalets (positioned within the grounds of the hotel, for total privacy) will offer a choice of double rooms or two bedrooms, complete with their own living areas. All chalets will have balconies for a full view of the golf course and Atlantic Ocean.
The business class rooms, located in an exclusive business wing, will be fully equipped for the corporate guest. Living areas have been designed with both meetings and relaxation in mind, and come complete with computer and printer access. The business wing, one of a kind in Ghana, features a business lounge for strategic meetings and its own concierge. Whatever the length of the visit, it will be a convenient and welcoming workspace.
Eight suites, including two presidential suites, are located on the sixth floor. Each room has a king-size bed and well-apportioned living area for optimum comfort. A Jacuzzi in every bathroom increases the sense of opulence. Meanwhile, the ‘Smart Glass’ feature will allow guests the option of taking in beautiful ocean views while relaxing amid the bubbles.
Above these, the rooftop consists of three spectacular penthouses. Far from the chalets and fountains below, the exclusive suites are accessible only via magnificent individual glass elevators. Panoramic glass walls reveal a mesmerising horizon and every penthouse leads on to a balcony and terrace where guests can expect complete privacy.
An international menu
The hotel will eventually have one of the largest selections of bars and restaurants to be found beneath one roof in Ghana, with seven distinct outlets. Visitors will be able to relax in a modern setting with an international à la carte menu offering everything from afternoon snacks to three-course meals, or choose a treat made fresh in the daily bakery.
These options are available around the clock, and can be enjoyed on the terraced dining area over-looking the ocean.
Alternatively, buffet meals will beckon the hungriest travellers, and will be available for breakfast, lunch or dinner, while a wide array of traditional local dishes will also be available. Within the main restaurant an exclusive five-star section will offer a memorable dining experience and the most exclusive wine list in Ghana.
The African Bar and Restaurant is situated in the grounds and bordered by the hotel’s infinity pool. Finally, two restaurants, accessible from the pool area, are set to offer international cuisine, while a further three bars serving an array of refreshing beverages can be found around the complex.
Business and pleasure
The hotel will make for an appealing business destination, playing host to the largest conference facility outside the capital of Accra. There are three conference and banqueting halls, seating up to 700 people, two boardrooms and a business centre, all of which will be available for conventions and meetings.
Business guests and tourists alike will be able to choose whether to wind down and relax in the spa, work out in the well-equipped gym, or compete on one of the two tennis courts. After dark, activities continue in the nightclub and casino, both situated within the hotel grounds.
At the Best Western Atlantic Hotel, the sheer variety of facilities in and around the hotel ensure that individual business travellers, conference groups and even families will be well catered for throughout any length of stay. Guests will find entertainment and fine
dining to suit all tastes, available every day, around the clock, in a perfect setting for business conventions, wedding functions and relaxing breaks.