Rotana Signs First Property in Zambia

Rotana Signs First Property in Zambia

Date: November 2018

Location: Lusaka, Republic of Zambia

Name: TBA – opening 2021, five star

No. of Keys: 150 plus 50 hotel apartments

Seller: New development

Owner: Grandview Hotels & Resorts, headed up by Bokani Soko, Chairman.

Further strengthening its presence in Africa, Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Grandview to manage a new five-star hotel in the Republic of Zambia.

Set to be situated in the heart of the south-central African country’s capital city Lusaka, the upcoming hotel will be the first-ever property to be operated under the Rotana Hotels and Resorts brand in Zambia.

The hotel will be the addition to the company’s three operating properties in the African continent, including Al Salam Rotana, Khartoum, Sudan; Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; and Grand Rotana Resort & Spa, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Commenting on the agreement, Selim El Zyr, vice chairman, Rotana, said: “We are delighted to sign the agreement for a new hotel in Zambia which underpins Rotana’s growing presence in Africa.

“As reflected in our strong portfolio and our solid development pipeline, the continent is a key focus market for us.

“We will continue to seek new opportunities to add our hotels in new destinations, thereby providing value to our partners and guests and strengthening our global footprint even further.

Located in the newly expanded Central Business District of Lusaka, the hotel will be a stone’s throw away from major landmarks in the city, including the East Park Mall and several multinational corporate offices.

The five-star hotel will feature rooms and hotel apartments that will provide guests with all the comforts and the luxury for a long-stay experience.

When opened, the new hotel will bring Rotana’s total room inventory in Africa to 1,060. With the objective of capitalising on the potential of the burgeoning market for the hospitality sector, Rotana has planned new hotels in Angola, Mauritania, Nigeria, and Tanzania that will be opening by 2022.

THPT Comment: Grandview is a popular name for hotels/hotel companies, with Grandview Hotels in India, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Thailand…but alas no web site for this Grandview!

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