Tanzania hotel construction heats up as Hyatt unveils expansion plan

Tanzania hotel construction heats up as Hyatt unveils expansion planHYATT Regency Dar es Salaam, the Kilimanjaro, plans new hotel facility in Dodoma to tap business opportunities in the rapidly growing capital city.

Unveiled in Dar es Salaam this week by the Hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr Denis Glibic, at a media briefing on the completion of the hotel’s extensive refurbishment and addition of new rooms to its inventory, he said, “Plans are there to establish another facility in the country’s capital city, Dodoma to bring closer and support various activities with high quality and international standard hotel services that reflect value for money,”.

He said the major renovation that started last year made the number of rooms rise to 182 from 180 signify the increased investment in the hotel to capitalise on the immense opportunities of the hotel industry.

He said the continued investment in refurbishing the hotel facility was important in order to sustain market competitions as well as to give customers high quality and international standards services.

“Our investment has continued to grow from time to time, which is an indication that the hotel industry is faring well,” he noted, adding that while other players are quitting the business for Hyatt Regency the business is good.

He said over 60 per cent of visitors who eat various dishes at the hotel are local while 90 per cent of those occupying the rooms are foreigners. Room occupancy has grown by 10 per cent by June 2018 compared to the corresponding period in July last year.

This is an indication that hotel construction industry supported closely by tourism sector and other economic activities are faring well. He said the establishment of the hotel facility in Dodoma will have huge impact in the regional economy as most of the products to be used are to be sourced locally.

“Farmers and suppliers will benefit from the new investment to be set in Dodoma,” he added