• Short Summary

    Officiating at the ceremonial opening of Togo's newest and largest hotel last Thursday (9 January), the Republic's President, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, called it a symbol of the peace in his country which was reflected by its name -- Hotel de la Paix.

  • Description

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    GV Hotel de la Paix and Signboard (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV President Eyadema shakes hands with officials and walks through compound
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    3.
    SV President shaking hands with various officials
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    4.
    GV Balloons floating in the air TILT DOWN TO President
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    5.
    GV President unveils plaque (2 shots)
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    6.
    GV PAN Hotel
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    Background: Officiating at the ceremonial opening of Togo's newest and largest hotel last Thursday (9 January), the Republic's President, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, called it a symbol of the peace in his country which was reflected by its name -- Hotel de la Paix.

    Located near the capital of Lome, the 250-room luxury hotel -- sited in a cocoa plantation only a few miles from the Atlantic coastline -- was begun in 1972 and completed last September, opening for business on October 31. It was built by a Togolese-French consortium, and is operated by the African Hotel chain Hotafric, a subsidiary of Air Afrique.

    Last week's official opening was marked by a festive air, with music by the National Gendamerie Orchestra and the Wilkomen Band and the release of pigeons and white balloons -- the latter emblazoned with the hotel's name.

    Togo's High Commissioner for Tourism, M. Dossevi Mathe-Apossan, also participated in the inaugural opening, which was highlighted by the President's unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVATWSE61KNEVBVVMR6643VZ91C
    Media URN:
    VLVATWSE61KNEVBVVMR6643VZ91C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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