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A memorable experience awaits you at Royal Richester Hotel
Audrey Micah
Accra, June 7, Ghanadot - Strong will, determination and perseverance have been the hallmarks of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ofori as they pursued their dream to build in Ghana one of the most exquisite hotels to be found in West Africa.

Richard and Ester Ofori are the owners of the ROYAL RICHESTER HOTEL, as the name should reflect.  The hotel is located in East Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Richard & Ester Ofori

After departing Ghana to live in the United States of America for the past 40 years, the couple finally came back home to settle. What they brought back was the dream to  own a hotel.

For the couple, the creation of the hotel has also been a way of contributing to the socio-economic development of mother Ghana.  The magnificent edifice that they have built has created employment for many Ghanaians.

Mr. Ofori is a trained pharmacist while Mrs. Ofori is an experienced  business administrator.

Before coming to Ghana, the couple owned a retail business in the United States that manufactured and sold jewelries, and dealt extensively in the import and export side of the business as well.

Accommodation, amenities and services at exceptional standards

Boston-style townhomes designed for hassle-free residential living

The inspiration to build the hotel came some seven years ago. Today, the Royal Richerster Hotel stands ready to receive guests.

According to Mr. Ofori, building the hotel was not an easy chore. The plan to build came with many challenges, especially since the initial funding was from their pockets and from their other enterprises in the States.

"We almost gave up,"  said Mr. Ofori.  "We got to a stage where funds were short.  But friends told us to go to the banks for completion loan."Finally, we approached HFC.  They came to inspect and decided to help.  So here we are.

"Now, we feel so fulfilled for having stuck it out.  Friends have been coming to congratulate us since the building was completed .  Some confessed that they didn't think we could accomplish this task."

Mrs. Ofori, equally elated by the accomplishment of the task, provided a moral lesson.  She pointed to the need for women to be supportive of whatever venture their spouses are involved in.

She said "to see your husband reaching heights in his business is your accomplishment."

Luxurious rental townhomes, apartments and suits provide comfortable home for guests

Mrs Ester Ofori says foreigners will bring employment but they will take their profits out unlike citizen investors

Mrs Ofori said the creation of business is mutually beneficial for the investor as well as the government. She suggested that government should create a ministry where people coming from overseas for investment can go and be assisted.


"We also need incentives, foreigners come here and they are given incentives to be able to stay and do business here, but then we must realize that after given all the incentives, yes, they will employ Ghanaians but most of their profits will go outside Ghana. But then those of us who have lived overseas and are coming home to stay, we also need some incentives in that area.

This will make us tell our friends who also have the capital to come home and invest in Ghana."

Royal Richester logo

She complained about the exorbitant import duties levied on people importing goods to the country and asked the government to help, adding that the system here kills the proft incentive.

 Mr. Ofori in conclusion said if he had the power to change anything in Ghanaians, it would be to put more emphasis on hard work and self motivation. He said though Ghanaians are hospitable, they must do more if they want to progress.

Royal Richester workers

In the near future, the couple would want to create more Royal Richester Hotels all over Ghana.

The couple is blessed with three beautiful children, Dennis, Belinda and Randy Ofori who are living and working in the United States.

Hotel Features

The Richerster offers both hotel and townhome accommodations.

The hotel has a penthouse and the townhomes offer 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living room area, modern open-plan appliance-fitted kitchen, guest washroom, formal dinning area, basement garage with combined laundry and storage space and a backyard for relaxation and entertainment.

All are fully furnished, with internet, as well as terrestrial satellite and pay-per-view television. A telephone and intercom system, independent air conditioning, water storage, prepaid utility system and more.

Contact info:  Tel:  011-233-520784/5  Email:






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