About Us

Welcome to the luxurious four star Washington Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! Conveniently located in the epicenter of the downtown Bole area, directly across the street from the European Union. As a cultural fusion hotel, we are committed to serving the international business and leisure traveler, providing guests with the ultimate experience that blends the lifestyle traditions of Washington, DC and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The stylish and sophisticated hotel surpasses all expectations offering 70 luxurious guest rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, 3 bars, a spacious conference room/wedding hall, Gym & Spa, business center, travel agency, gift shops, and plenty of underground parking. Last but not least, we provide the only 2 leveled penthouse suite in Ethiopia that encompasses 5 guest rooms, a state of the art contemporary kitchen, a living room, a family room, multiple bathrooms, a bar, personal jacuzzi/steam/sauna and a roomy balcony with 360 views of downtown Addis Ababa).

Since 1984, owners Asfaw Amde and Worknesh Getachew established a superb reputation in hospitality management in the food & service industry at the infamous Addis Ababa Restaurant, Washington DC. The dynamic husband & wife duo, both natives of Ethiopia, opened Addis Ababa Restaurant on June 1, 1984 with the sole purpose of bringing Addis Ababa’s rich food, culture, and hospitality to the Washington DC area. Located in the prestigious Adams Morgan area, Addis Ababa Restaurant was a favorite for local Washingtonians, the international community, as well as visiting tourists. Known as the 18th street “Cheers” spot, once you stepped into Addis you were welcomed with open arms by the friendly staff and treated like family on a first name basis.

On April 20, 2004 the owners expanded their business and opened a second chain restaurant in the growing downtown Silver Spring, Maryland area. Prior to opening the second restaurant in Silver Spring, Asfaw and Workie purchased land in Addis Ababa in 2001; in hopes of executing a future project and fulfilling their life long dream..That dream consisted of implementing Washington DC’s culture & hospitality into the heart of the motherland. Hence, the construction of the Washington Hotel slowly but surely began in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2006.

With the same mantra of quality food & hospitality service established in Washington, Asfaw and Workie have finally fulfilled their dream of opening the doors of Washington Hotel in the original capital where everything started; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

With the help and support of their five children, who all currently reside in Washington DC, you can expect every intricate detail of the Washington Hotel to pay full homage to the nations capital. From the fusion restaurant “The District”, to DC’s own original premier Ethiopian cuisine spot “Addis Ababa Restaurant”, to the rooftop bar/lounge “18th Street Terrace”, all the way to our state of the art health & fitness facilities “Georgetown Gym & Spa”, the Washington Hotel welcomes you to experience DC right here in Addis Ababa.