Wyndham opens first hotel in East Africa


Wyndham Hotel Group has opened its first hotel in East Africa – the 139-room Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam offers 139 rooms and suites including 117 superior rooms with a choice of ocean or garden views, 21 executive suites, and one presidential suite. All rooms have an interactive flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, and private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and walk-in shower or bathtub.

Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and rooftop gym, as well as direct access to Jangwani Beach. Those looking to host a conference or event have the choice of seven meeting rooms catering for up to 375 guests and five food and beverage outlets serving a range of African and international cuisine.

Throughout the construction of the hotel, which began in 2009, emphasis has been placed on sustainability. Key initiatives include treating and re-using 100% of all waste water, solar-powered water heating, LED lighting systems and beach protection measures to prevent erosion of the hotel’s private beach. In addition, the hotel plans to produce compost from food waste, which will be used to grow vegetables for the hotel’s restaurants in a rooftop vegetable garden.

Wyndham has other East African projects in the pipeline, including hotels in Kenya (see story here) and Ethiopia (see story here).