A receptionist at the hotel who was also shot by the hooded robbers is however receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Corporal Essel was wearing a white shirt over his police trouser, with a police pendant hanging in his car. It was unclear what had sent him to the place.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Yussif Mohammed Tanko, in charge of the Police Public Affairs Unit in the Ashanti Region, said the incident happened around 8pm on Thursday night.
According to him, the robbers had attacked some of the guests at the hotel.
Eyewitnesses told the police that a car pulled up and the robbers went out and later heard gun shots.
Not long after, a police patrol team got on the scene and engaged the robbers in a shootout.
They however managed to escape and it was later that the police found the deceased in his, ASP Tanko said