Hilton opens DoubleTree in Tanzania
Dubai, July 9, 2014
Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton have opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, located 64 km off the coast of mainland Tanzania.
The 58-room hotel, nestled in the heart of the Unesco World Heritage Site of Stone Town, offers a perfect base to experience the island of Zanzibar, said a statement.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said: “Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance, and we are proud to enter as the first global hotel brand in the city.
“Our newest hotel offers a perfect marriage of culture and comfort, underscored by DoubleTree by Hilton’s renowned culture of CARE, which stands for ‘Create A Rewarding Experience’. CARE centres on the brand’s warm, welcoming guest service culture that begins with the presentation of a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie upon arrival, and continues throughout the guest’s stay.”
The island of Zanzibar is known as ‘Spice Island’ for its long-standing association with the spice industry. Stone Town, the oldest section of Zanzibar, is made up of ancient stone houses, palaces from the Omani days, carved wooden doors and a treasure trove of bazaars and galleries.
The hotel features guestrooms and suites decorated with beautiful, traditional hand-carved furniture and featuring 40-inch TVs and ergonomic desks in every room.
It also features a conference centre including eight meeting rooms and breakout spaces, a complimentary business centre, A/V resources and full catering services.
The property features the Taarab Restaurant and Lounge, a rooftop dining venue that serves a menu of contemporary Western fare as well as traditional Zanzibar flavours; and Chai Kahawa, a casual café located by the conference centre.
Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer the “Summer Sale” promotion, offering savings up to 33 per cent on the best available rate for stays completed from July 25 to September 31. - TradeArabia News Service