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About us

Addis Ababa Hotels Association (AHA) was established in 1997 as a non-profit employers association under the name Ethiopian Hotels and Restaurants Employers Association. Its founders' goals were to establish an  Association that would support the industry with the highest quality services and resources available. However, due to the enormous changes of the past decade, the Association members felt the need for it to
revamp, anticipating and meeting the growing and changing needs of its members and the city.

For this specific reason, the Association is reenacted and rebranded in the year 2012. The new Addis Ababa Hotels Associations governed by a 7 - member Board of Directors. AHA is set to represent the collective industry interests of member hotels in Addis Ababa on a variety of public affairs and governmental matters.

In addition, in the last five years, the Addis Ababa hotel industry has witnessed a remarkable period of growth. With the opening of the new Millennium Hall in 2007 and the new African Union compound in 2012, the city is becoming a major player in the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibition tourism (MICE) segment in the continent.

With this in mind, the Addis Ababa Hotels Association is committed tohelping our members by providing services and programs that encourage and strengthen the logging industry across the city.



  • To transform our Tourism through the development our Destinations and the Human Capital
  • To develop a sustainable tourism by managing our resources through proper planning, controlling and implementation
  • To position our city as a MICE hub through creative and unique approach Piggyback with a global player who already has that reach in a way that benefits both parties.



AHA is devoted to be a vital resource for our member hotels to protect their rights and interest. As the voice of our member hotels we advocate to build a favorable business climate and influence policies for
their success.




We represent the collective industry interests before policy makers and legislators.


We lobby for better recognition of the hospitality industry within the country.


We create a program to serve the industry and member hotels.


We provide a website and other platforms for members to secure relevant information on the industry.


We are here to protect and support the members of the Association in matters that are related to their trade or business.


We plan a series of informative networking sessions, board meetings and general assembly.


We are member of

  • Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council
  • Ethiopian Tourism Board
  • Ethiopian Catering and Tourism Training Institute (CTTI ) Board