CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with ASB Holdings Limited for two Hyatt-branded hotels in Tanzania—Park Hyatt Zanzibar and Hyatt Regency Arusha. The hotels will join the previously announced Park Hyatt Marrakech and Hyatt Place Taghazout in Morocco, as well Hyatt Dakar in Senegal. There is currently one hotel in Tanzania, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, which opened in 2011.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar will offer 72 guestrooms, and will be located on an UNESCO heritage site in the historic part of Zanzibar City known as Stone Town. The hotel will have unrestricted and direct access to the beachfront for leisure travelers looking to enjoy Africa’s coastline. Initial construction began on the site earlier this year and the hotel is expected to be completed in time for Tanzania’s Zanzibar Revolution Day in January 2014.
Expected to open in 2016, Hyatt Regency Arusha will be a 144-room hotel occupying a 29 acre-site in central Arusha, a city in northern Tanzania and home to the East African Community headquarters, an intergovernmental organization.
“We are thrilled to work with ASB Holding Limited to expand Hyatt’s brand presence in Tanzania, one of the premier tourism destinations in Africa,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, real estate and development, for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “Tanzania has seen strong growth in the number of business and leisure travelers. By building a brand presence in Tanzania, Hyatt is able to offer more choices to guests as they travel within the country.”
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