A Century of History …
Located at Kermel Place, in the center of what was the heart of Dakar city
more than one hundred years and which, after a forty years eclipse, has became one of the most dynamic district, the Residence “Les Arcades” , previous Metropole hotel, is at some one hundred meters and a the junction of the BCEAO, the Embassy of France and the hotels IBIS and NOVOTEL.
The Independence square, where are the majority of banks (SGBS, BICIS, CBAO) is less than 10 minutes walk ; less than 3 minutes by car, you reach the highway or the landing stage to Goree Island.
The land on which was built the Hotel Metropole was enrolled to the Real Estate Register of Dakar Commons on 04 August 1908 under the number 136 by the married couple, Mr. Marion Charles Lucien, born at Bessieres in France, and Mrs. Biot Marie Berthe, born at Bayonne (unknown birth date).
The hotel has been opened in 1914.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion raised on 09 January 1914 a loan of 100 000 francs (one hundred thousand francs) with Mr. Gabriel Tuz, to be reimbursed in a period of 5 years, which allowed them to start exploiting the hotel.
They obtained the removal of the mortgage on date, the 19 January 1019.
They transferred, on 1st December 1924, to their daughter Marie Louise Marion and her husband, Mr. Joseph Dubernet, born on 11 December 1885, the full property of the hotel Metropole against a yearly life annuity amounting 84.000 francs which ended the 3rd April 1929, after the death of the father, Mr. Marion, occurred some months after his wife’s.