InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, has announced the opening of its new Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
The franchised property, owned by African Sun Limited, features 96 rooms, an outdoor pool and a meeting room capable of seating 250 people.
Holiday Inn in Mutare is located in the heart of the city centre with significant business activity across the forestry, citrus farming and mining industries.
Outside of Southern Africa, the UAE is Zimbabwe’s biggest export market. Mutare is positioned in the diamond mining region of Zimbabwe, and close to the Tete Province, a coal mining region in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe imports machinery, electrical and electronic equipment from the UAE, and its largest exports are in the diamond industry.
The Holiday Inn Mutare is the third Holiday Inn franchised property with the African Sun Limited. The Holiday Inn Harare and Holiday Inn Bulawayo have both performed to brand standards and present further opportunities for growth.
The new Holiday Inn property in Mutare increases IHG and Africa Sun’s footprint to a total of 351 rooms.