Hyatt opens hotel in Zanzibar

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered Tanzania with the opening of the Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

The hotel is housed in two buildings in Stone Town – one being the Mambo Msiige, a UNESCO heritage building dating back to the 17th century. Mambo Msiige is a typical Zanzibari mansion, featuring intricate carvings and cantered around a peaceful courtyard.

The new and purposefully-built Zamani Residence of the hotel connects to Mambo Msiige, blending old history and contemporary charm, while embracing Swahili culture with a blend of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences.

Along with 67 guest rooms, including 11 suites, the hotel also offers a spa, hair salon, infinity pool and fitness centre.

The Zamani Residence offers a unique dining concept, featuring a range of authentic cuisines catering to all tastes. Zamani Residence includes a library with veranda, a living room and a dining room with an outdoor terrace, and a residential-style kitchen, allowing guests to dine in a variety of different spaces. The hotel’s Pool Lounge specialises in local fish dishes complemented with traditional western sandwiches and salads.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar offers more than 158m2 of flexible meeting and event facilities, accommodating anything from board meetings and small cocktail receptions to weddings and state functions. All meeting and events rooms offer the latest audio-visual equipment and individually-adjustable air-conditioning.