THE sky of Dar es Salaam's central business district will soon change, with the imposing International Hotel coming up at the junction of Ghana Avenue and Mirambo Street. Construction of the 32 million US dollar (over 50bn/-) project is scheduled to commence in mid-2013 and the hotel start operating in August 2015.
Negotiations have reached an advanced stage for the renowned International Chain to operate and manage the hotel. Prime Assets (Tanzania) Limited General Manager Said Ally Said told reporters in Dar es Salaam that the hotel will feature a spacious golf-course and sea-facing rooms with modern conveniences.
Other facilities will include top quality food and beverage outlets, a large conference room with video conferencing facilities, boardrooms and a fully equipped gym and pool. He added that guests and meeting delegates will have free high-speed internet access throughout the building including the use of a dedicated 24-hour business centre. Prime Assets is the project promoter.
Besides contributing to the government coffers, the project would provide training and employment opportunities to young Tanzanians aspiring to pursue internationally recognized hospitality related careers. The envisaged hotel will easy the shortage of hotel rooms and attract more visitors to Dar es Salaam as a destination for international conferences and exhibitions.