Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with ASB Holdings Limited, for two Hyatt-branded hotels in Tanzania – Park Hyatt Zanzibar and Hyatt Regency Arusha. The hotels will join the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, already open in Tanzania, East Africa.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar will offer 72 guestrooms and will be located on an UNESCO heritage site in the city known as Stone Town. Initial construction began on the site earlier this year and the hotel is expected to be completed in January 2014.
Expected to open in 2016, Hyatt Regency Arusha will be a 144-room hotel in central Arusha. The hotel will be in close proximity to Africa’s most famous natural landscapes and national parks, including Tarangire National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Peter Norman, senior vice president, real estate and development, for Hyatt in Europe, Africa and the Middle East said: “Tanzania has seen strong growth in number of business and leisure tourists –number of international visitors grew by almost a quarter to surpass one million in 2012, driving demand for hotels in the country. By building a presence throughout Tanzania, Hyatt is able to offer more choices to guests.”