Movenpick Dar es Salaam $4mn gets revamp

The Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania has recently completed an
extensive $4 million refurbishment. From the impeccable service, the exquisite
cuisine to the stylishly redesigned rooms and suites, public areas, conference
centre and restaurants, no effort has been spared to enhance the comfort,
convenience and enjoyment of the guests.

This leading 5-star hotel for corporate and
leisure travellers epitomises the finest standards of hospitality, and remains the
hotel of choice for top government officials and presidential delegations.

Located in the centre of Dar es Salaam in midst of lush tropical gardens, the
Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel offers marvellous views of the turquoise waters of the
Indian Ocean and the greenery of the adjacent sporting club and golf course. The
hotel, which has been under the management of the Swiss premium hotel group since
February 2005, is owned by Tanruss Investment Ltd, in which Kingdom Hotel
Investments is a 96 % shareholder, with the PTA Bank holding the remaining shares.

The warmth of the welcome begins from the moment one first steps into the
extensively renovated lobby area, which is infused with African designs, textures
and carvings.

All 230 rooms have been completely upgraded and feature new furnishings and
harmonious lighting. 193 spacious Club Rooms, with additional room and bath
amenities, are also illuminated with a modern look to enhance the convenience of the
guests. A bedroom, a living room, an office, a private dining room with a
fully-equipped kitchen and a guest bathroom are part of the elegant Presidential
Suite. The Presidential Suite, as well as three Diplomatic Suites with marble
flooring in the entrance area, inspire guests with their turquoise and light and
dark beige colour accents.


The Executive level on the 7th floor offers 24 spacious Executive rooms and Junior
Suites with a stunning look and an African colour scheme. The Executive Lounge,
which is for the exclusive use of 7th floor guests, has been doubled in size, and
now offers a private buffet breakfast area, a new bar facility, a private meeting
room and two additional lounges, one for smokers and one for non-smokers, each
equipped with a flat-screen television, as well as butler service.

Fine dining and an extensive wine list are now provided in the new L’Oliveto à la
carte restaurant. The Italian chef spoils his guests with specialities from the
heart of Italy, as well as the freshest fish and seafood dishes. The Tuscan-inspired
décor is trendy and modern with illuminated glass panels and ever-changing light
colours creating various soft moods to enhance the intimate ambiance.

The Serengeti Restaurant has also undergone a facelift and offers guests varied
three-course buffets in cool indoor surroundings. The adjoining Kibo Bar continues
its ever-popular live-cooking buffet at lunch hour. An à la carte menu and light
snacks are available throughout the day and evening.

Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel has many years of experience in catering for conferences
and banquets, and now offers a full range of newly decorated and refurbished
state-of-the-art facilities for up to 440 participants in theatre style. A large
outdoor marquee in the garden for up to 600 guests is the ideal venue for special
functions and entertainment.

The wide range of facilities is rounded off by a large swimming pool with pool bar,
a modern fitness centre with sauna, a shopping arcade and a coffee shop.