Hyatt Hotels has opened Park Hyatt Zanzibar, marking the first ever Hyatt hotel on the idyllic East African island and the 36th Park Hyatt hotel worldwide. Four more are currently under development in Africa, viz Hyatt Regency Arusha; Park Hyatt Marrakech; Hyatt Place Taghazout in Morocco; and Hyatt Dakar in Senegal.

 Park Hyatt Zanzibar is housed in two buildings, one of which is Mambo Msiige, a UNESCO heritage building steeped in history, grace and mystique, with roots dating back to the 17th century.  The new and purpose-built Zamani Residence of the hotel connects to Mambo Msiige, blending old history and contemporary charm, while embracing Swahili culture with a blend of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences. “We are delighted to be bringing the Park Hyatt brand to the culturally and historically rich island of Zanzibar, and in particular, to be housing the hotel within Mambo Msiige, a building of such extraordinary significance,” said Marcela Herrendoerfer, general manager of Park Hyatt Zanzibar.  In a perfect blend of contemporary style, modern technology, timeless regional accents and sheer luxury, all guest-rooms reflect the Park Hyatt brand’s intimate elegance, providing an ideal place for discerning business and leisure travellers to stay.   Park Hyatt Zanzibar features 67 spacious guest rooms, including 11 suites. Oceanfront rooms offer spectacular views of Dhow Harbour and the Indian Ocean.  Guests can also enjoy the exclusive ocean-front infinity pool and a fully-equipped fitness centre with state-of-the-art cardio- and strength-training facilities.   Some may prefer to indulge in a selection of body treatments, massages and personal services at the Anantara Spa and hair salon. Read more

Park Hyatt Zanzibar