Holiday Inn Apparently Stands for Luxury in Ghana. No Joke.

After arriving in Accra from Nairobi, we paid $18 for a single budget hotel room a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport. However, we drove past Holiday Inn and learned that if you are a high roller, you could stay at the Holiday Inn for upwards of $350 a night; the most expensive hotel in Accra supposedly.

Seriously, WTF is that all about? I guess Holiday Inn being a luxury in Ghana is no different than McDonald’s being viewed as a luxury brand in Europe whereas in the United States it hovers near the very bottom of the luxury brand hierarchy just above WalMart.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow.com from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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