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October 22, 2015

Park Hyatt

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Park Hyatt1Park Hyatt Zanzibar is the quintessential destination to experience the idyllic East African island of Zanzibar and embrace the rich culture, heritage and historical significance of the hotel’s location. Sitting majestically on the beachfront in the heart of Stone Town, a designated UNESCO heritage site, Park Hyatt Zanzibar provides the ultimate haven amongst Stone Town’s labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling markets, mosques and famed Zanzibari doors, featuring magnificent ornate wooden carvings. The town’s key attractions including Forodhani Gardens, the Old Fort, the Old Dispensary, the Peace Memorial Museum, the Palace Museum and the House of Wonders are easily accessible by foot. The hotel is housed in two buildings, one of them Mambo Msiige, a building steeped in history, grace and mystique with a story dating back to the 17th century. A typical Zanzibari mansion centered round a peaceful courtyard, a retreat from the summer heat, Mambo Msiige is a unique gem with architecture that embraces Swahili culture alongside Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. The new and purpose-built Zamani residence connects to Mambo Msiige, blending old with new, historic with contemporary.


Name: Zamani Presidential Suite

Square footage: 1,476

Nightly Rate: $3,000 per night

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Number of rooms: Three Number of entrances to suite: One Key selling points: Complimentary breakfast, spacious master bedroom, king bed, separate living area, separate dining area with sky light, separate powder room, separate dining room, separate kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen HDTV, individual air conditioning & heat control, stocked minibar, charging station, iPhone dock/mobile device dock, speakerphone, blackout drapes, Illy coffee machine, fruit upon arrival, views of the Indian Ocean and Stone Town, outdoor shower.


Anantara Spa

The tranquil sanctity of the Anantara Spa provides the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Stone Town. Featuring three large spa suites, including one couples’ spa suite and a private, outdoor relaxation center, a visit to Anantara Spa can’t fail to rejuvenate the body, calm the mind and nourish the soul. Indulge in a selection of holistic therapies and body treatments with a varied menu designed to restore, refresh and replenish. Whether opting for a one-off treament or a full day of pampering, a visit to Anantara offers a truly unique, well-deserved and enriching experience.

Contact: Sirawanee Brownlee, spa manager

Phone: +255 24 550 1234



The Dining Room

The Dining Room has the opulent feel of a traditional Omani colonial home and lies at the heart of the Zamani Residence with stunning views to the Dhow harbour and Indian Ocean. With simple yet elegant interiors and a combination of seating, featuring both intimate areas and inviting communal tables, the ambience is relaxed, informal and residential. The menu showcases the culinary traditions of Arabian, Persian and Portuguese cuisine and has been designed to include the freshest of ingredients, largely sourced from local farms and markets. A traditional grill and wood-fired oven cooks delectable dishes to perfection, using authentic recipes and locally-loved cooking methods. At breakfast, an extensive cold buffet can be enjoyed whilst hot à la carte dishes are cooked to your exact specifications in the open kitchen.

Contact: Vikram Cheekoory, manager

Phone: +255 24 550 1234



The Living Room

The Living Room is the lounge area of the Zamani Residence and has been designed to be an inviting space, featuring vibrant colors, chandelier lighting and plush sofas. It serves up delicious light meals and snacks for both lunch and dinner and is the ideal venue for casual meetings with friends and family. The Living Room extends out onto the terrace, an ideal space for relaxing and absorbing the stunning views of the Dhow harbour and Indian Ocean beyond.

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