Meikles completes $8,5 million refurbishment

HARARE - Harare's five-star Meikles Hotel has completed the $8,5 million refurbishment and refashioning of its north wing.

The project, which was started in April 2012 when the entire wing was closed for complete renovation, has resulted in the hotel having some of the most modern and luxurious hospitality facilities and amenities in Southern Africa.

“The renovation of the north wing is now done and customers are now using the new fashioned rooms,” Meikles commercial director Tham Mpofu said on Tuesday during a tour of the hotel.

“The refurbishment has seen a complete renovation and refashioning of all the suites, bedrooms and public areas, as well as substantial refurbishment of working areas and equipment such as kitchens and laundry,” he added.

The hotel’s renovated bathrooms also carry innovative design slabs of African nero granite with sandblasted patterns. Intertwined with this textural complexity are African artefacts, showcasing the talent evident in Zimbabwe today.

Mpofu said the refurbishment exercise was based on a belief that Zimbabwe’s tourism sector would expand and grow in the coming years hence preparations were needed.

“…with our colleagues throughout the tourism sector, we look forward to increase interest in Zimbabwe for all travellers especially in the upper end of the market, which is where Meikles is positioned as the natural and first choice” he said.

Among the advanced work undertaken was creation of a new presidential suite on a scale not yet seen in Zimbabwe, upgrading of the Imperial Suite, renewing all other deluxe bedrooms and suites and the creation of a new club facility that includes a dining room, lounge and meeting room for top-end visitors, along with two floors of deluxe accommodation.

A gymnasium has been constructed on the second floor, banqueting rooms renovated and re-equipped as well as the La Fontaine Grillroom.

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