Further strengthening its presence in Africa, Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Grandview Hotels and Resorts to manage a new five-star hotel in the Republic of Zambia.
The property is scheduled to be opened by 2021.
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.
“On behalf of Rotana, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the owner of Grandview Hotels and Resorts Limited for placing its trust and confidence in our abilities to manage the upcoming hotel.”
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 exquisitely designed five-star hotel will feature 150 rooms and 50 hotel apartments that will provide guests with all the comforts and the luxury for a pleasant and memorable long stay experience.