|Sol Meliá to open new hotel on Zanzibar in Tanzania.|
Tuesday, 24th May 2011
Source : Sol Meliá
|Meliá Zanzibar, a 5-star holiday resort, will strengthen the company's presence on the African continent after the inauguration last week of its first hotel in Cabo Verde.|
Previously operated by the Kempinski chain (Zamani Kempinski), the hotel will reopen next August under the Spanish company’s most international brand, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, joining the portfolio through a management contract.
The hotel is located in the northeast of Zanzibar, also known as the "Spice Island", a major African tourist destination known for being a unique cultural crossroads of Oriental, European and African influence, as well as for its beautiful, exotic beaches and coral reefs.
Meliá Zanzibar is a luxurious hotel with 100 rooms and 7 villas, the latter with their own private pool, solarium, living room, kitchen and butler service. In addition, the hotel offers a spa, beauty and fitness centre, outdoor sports facilities - such as tennis courts and swimming pools - as well as different venues for meetings and events and dining options in two restaurants, three bars and a Beach Club.
With this hotel, the Spanish company now has 6 hotels on the African continent, joining the 4 hotels in Egypt and the recently opened Meliá Tortuga in Cabo Verde, a destination in which two additional hotels will be opened between 2012 and 2015. As the company announced in its latest earnings report, 91% of the hotels pending incorporation are located outside of Spain, in line with the strategy of geographical product diversification and opening new markets.