Meliá Hotels Set to Bring Meliá Collection to Tanzania
Meliá Hotels International is set to extend its portfolio of hotels in African nature reserves with the addition of a new hotel in the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. Meliá Collection Ngorongoro will be Meliá Hotels fourth property in Tanzania.
The hotel has been a fixture in the nature reserve for some time, but will reopen in 2023 after a major renovation to adapt it to the needs of modern travellers, but without damaging the personality and authenticity of the hotel and its total integration with its natural environment, one of the characteristics of Meliá Collection hotels.
After the renovation, the Ngorongoro Lodge will provide 52 rooms with views of the crater, including 24 suites, and will also offer 2 restaurants, a small barbecue restaurant, a pool and a spa.
The hotel is part of a select collection of lodges in the so-called "crater highlands" area in the Arusha region in northern Tanzania, 180 km from the city of Arusha with access to Kilimanjaro Airport (220 kms) and Lake Manyara, (41 kms).
The Ngorongoro Crater is also known as "the Garden of Eden" due to its stunning biodiversity, with more than 20,000 herbivorous mammals and the largest concentration of major predators on earth, all of which play a fundamental role in maintaining the ecological balance, in addition to the incredible views over the 600-metre deep crater.
The establishment completes a portfolio of exclusive hotels operated by Meliá in Tanzania that have already obtained important international recognition, such as the Meliá Zanzibar, the Meliá Serengeti Lodge, and the Gran Meliá Arusha.
The Meliá Collection is a group of exclusive hotels whose uniqueness, personality and strong local roots are their key value proposition. The addition of this new hotel means the Meliá Collection now has 9 hotels in 7 countries.