Swiss-Belhotel International has signed a management agreement at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai with Zanzibar Crown Hotel and Resort Limited to operate the Swiss-Belresort Zanzibar. It is expected to open for business in 2019.
This marks the group’s debut in Tanzania. The Swiss-Belresort Zanzibar is being developed at an investment of US$ 25 million.
Nadhim Said Hamdan Al Rawahi, owner of Zanzibar Crown Hotel and Resort Limited, said, “Zanzibar is the jewel of the Indian Ocean where Africa meets Arabia and we are delighted to expand our attractive local hospitality portfolio with Swiss-Belhotel International. Embodying high-quality standards with world-class facilities, the hotel is being developed to provide travellers a unique opportunity to intimately connect to their surroundings, beaches, nature and the welcoming Swahili ‘Karibu’ atmosphere.”
Gavin M. Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are thrilled to debut in Zanzibar and very pleased to collaborate with Crown Hotel and Resort Limited in this exciting venture. The Swiss-Belresort Zanzibar will be among the few internationally branded resorts operating in the island to accommodate upper/midscale travellers which gives us access to one of the fastest growing market segments that we are eager to capitalise on. Our aim with this project is to provide guests all the fun, comfort and enjoyment without the hefty price tag.”
With 125 keys, Swiss-Belresort Zanzibar, is being equipped with a wide range of facilities and entertainment activities. On site will be an all-day-dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a banquet hall, a beach lounge, kids pool and kids club, swimming pool, spa and health club and variety of watersports.