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- This, the government says, was a clear indication of the role played by the private sector in the development of tourism sector in the isles.
Zanzibar. Hilton is planning to introduce its boutique lifestyle brand known as ‘Canopy by Hilton’ in Tanzania whereby, the first such facility will be in Zanzibar.
This, the government says, was a clear indication of the role played by the private sector in the development of tourism sector in the isles.
Hilton and real estate developer, CPS have signed a partnership deal that will culminate in the development of what will be known as the ‘Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj’.
Featuring 162 luxurious and top-notch guest rooms and suites, Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj will be situated in the heart of Fumba Town, forming part of the innovative and sustainable development, ‘BURJ Zanzibar’ upon completion, will be the tallest hybrid-timber tower globally, the companies said.
Fumba Town is envisaged to accommodate residential and lifestyle amenities, including retail spaces, a sports center, an amusement and water park, and a school.
Additionally, a seafront corniche will span the entire coastal length, offering walking and jogging tracks, shops, restaurants, play areas, and an amphitheater.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Tourism and Heritage in Zanzibar, Mr Simai Mohammed Said, said CPS has become a significant stakeholder in advertising Zanzibar’s in the tourism circles and showcasing Fumba Town as an attractive residential property and a formidable tourist destination.
The Vice President for Development in the Middle East and Africa for Hilton, Carlos Khneisser, said the partnership with CPS marks Hilton’s re-entry into Tanzania.
Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj, will offer an authentic hospitality experience, reflecting the local neighbourhood. This signing aligns with our commitment to meet the diverse travel needs of guests visiting Africa,” he said.
The CEO for CPS, Mr Sebastian Dietzold, said the partnership with Hilton was in line with the Burj Zanzibar development, catering to the modern traveller’s evolving needs.”