Urban Regeneration In Zambian Hospitality

Urban Regeneration In Zambian Hospitality

Two projects in Zambia totalling R1b ($126m) include two major hotels.

Society House in Lusaka is now nearing completion and includes a three-star Hilton Garden Inn. In Kitwe, construction on the R357m ($28m) Tsogo Sun Garden Court hotel started in November 2016.

Cape Town architect, Robert Silke says the 130-room Garden Court is intended for business hospitality and as accommodation for longer-term residents working in Kitwe. The hotel will cover a wide range of functions, including serving as a high-end conference facility. Its outdoor areas have views of the nearby Kitwe Stream.

The Hilton Garden Inn will comprise 148 rooms – 96 standard king-size bedrooms, 48 twin bedrooms and four executive suites. Facilities include a conferencing centre, gym, swimming pool, outdoor deck and restaurant.

“Both buildings are urban regeneration projects – Society House is a €93m ($100m) investment in Lusaka’s inner city and Garden Court Kitwe is a €24m ($26m) investment in Zambia’s hitherto neglected Copperbelt,” says Silke.

Source: ETNW. Image: Pixabay