The background: In Ethiopa the average household income is US$180 a year (source: UNICEF). The foreground: In Addis Ababa, the cheapest available rooms at the Hilton and the Sheraton cost US$275 and US300 a night.
From the Hilton: Welcome to this spacious 33m²/355sq.ft room with a balcony offering a mountain, garden or city view. The bright and airy room, decorated with original artwork, has 1 king bed and a desk. Special touches may include daily newspaper, mineral water, chocolates, flowers and fruit.
From the Sheraton: Discover what luxury really means. We offer 293 deluxe guest rooms. For added convenience, each room features a private safe and 24-hour room service.
Back to the background: Elsewhere in Addis Ababa ...
Fax Machine Air-Conditioned Room In-Room Safe Private Balcony 24-Hour Room Service Hairdryer DVD/CD Player Maid Service Data Port Room with Sitting Area Butler Service Desk Room Service Wake-up Service