Hyatt Hotels Corporation opened the Park Hyatt Zanzibar, marking the first ever Hyatt hotel on the East African island and the 36th Park Hyatt hotel worldwide.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar is situated on the beachfront in Stone Town, the historical center of the city and a designated UNESCO Heritage site.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar is housed in two buildings, one of them Mambo Msiige, a UNESCO heritage building with roots dating back to the 17th century. Mambo Msiige is a typical Zanzibari mansion, centered around a Courtyard. The name alone means "not to be copied or imitated." The new and purposefully-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, GM of Park Hyatt Zanzibar.