Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa

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    Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa is now OPEN as of August 11th, 2011. This is Hyatt’s first branded hotel in this region of Africa.

    Located in East Africa, just south of the equator along the Indian Ocean, the hotel is situated in the heart of the city of Dar es Salaam along Kivukoni Street; this hotel has panoramic views of both the harbour and the city which is home to the country’s largest sea port. Dar es Salaam is the economic and commercial hub of Tanzania. Originally built in 1965, the hotel underwent an extensive renovation in 2005 and was operated by Kempinski until 2011. Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam combines contemporary elegance with warm African hospitality. For more information on this hotel, please contact us.
     
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    Oh yes, this was the former Kempinski Hotel, I wonder what has changed there, however we have never stayed here!
     
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    More about this hotel :)

    180-Room Hotel Will Expand the Presence of the Hyatt Brand into East Africa

    CHICAGO (August 12, 2011) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with ASB Tanzania Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albwardly Investments, to manage Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The city center hotel commenced operating as Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro on August 1, 2011.
    Located in East Africa, just south of the equator along the Indian Ocean, Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro features180 rooms, including 18 suites, 2 restaurants and 3 bars, more than 900 square meters of meeting and event space, including a 400 meter ballroom and 9 banquet rooms, along with a spa, outdoor infinity pool and fitness center.

    “The introduction of Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro expands the presence of the Hyatt brand to a key gateway city for Eastern Africa,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Europe, Africa, and Middle East. Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro joins the existing Hyatt-branded hotels on the African continent: Hyatt Regency Casablanca in Morocco, Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa and Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, both in South Africa and Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort and Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, both in Egypt.

    “We are extremely pleased to have the world-renowned Hyatt brand on our landmark Kilimanjaro property in the Tanzanian capital. They share our vision for the future which is to achieve even higher standards within the hospitality industry,” said owner Ali Albwardy, the Chairman of ASB Tanzania Ltd.

    Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro is located on Kivukoni Street in the heart of the city, the largest in Tanzania, and has panoramic views of both the city and harbor, which is home to the country’s largest seaport. Originally built by the Tanzanian government in 1965, the hotel was purchased by its current owner in 2002 and underwent a $55 million dollar renovation, officially re-opening in 2005, since which time the hotel had been operating as The Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski.

    “We are very happy to welcome Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro to the family of Hyatt-branded properties,” said Gebhard Rainer, managing director, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “The hotel’s terrific location and facilities should appeal to business and leisure travelers alike.” Popular sites for travelers in Tanzania to visit include Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Ol DOnyo Lengai volcano.

    Source: http://www.hyattpressroom.com/hyatt...as-First-Hyatt-Branded-Hotel-in-Tanzania.html
     

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