MUTARE – Chinese owned Golden Peacock Villa Hotel has made considerable investment to upgrade its facility to world-class standard as it intensifies its bid to attract a wider local and international customer base.
The hospitality and tourism sector in Zimbabwe is expected to grow by 0.8 percent this year and it has a potential to generate over US$100 million annually.
Golden Peacock Marketing Manager Mathew Takura believes the hotel has made a mark on the minds of their customers and the upgrades will enhance hotel’s ambience and appeal.
“We are expanding our business. We have just completed building another wing. The new wing will accommodate 50 standard rooms,” Takura told Zim Morning Post on Tuesday.
The hotel was opened in 2012 with only 84 rooms.
To date hotel has a total of 137 rooms, which include a presidential suite, standard double, twin and executive and diplomatic suites, making at one of the sort after hotels in Manicaland.
All the rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, individually controlled air conditions and in-room digital safes.
The hotel has five conference rooms, all with state of art conference equipment.
“On conference facilities we have added another conference room to make them five now,” Takura said.
Golden Peacock is expecting business growth as a result of the new developments.
Golden Peacock General Manager, Celia Woo said the hotel has positioned itself as the best to cater for business and leisure travellers.
“The hotel is an ideal springboard to activities in the scenic Eastern Highlands. We are calling all stakeholders and clients to come and do business as usual, ” Woo said.
The Food and Beverages Manager Willard Madhombiro said the hotel’s restaurant has come up with the extensive and varied menu choices and the served buffet-style has become popular with guests and locals.
“We have all the famed dishes from breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have the best cooks around to satisfy all the food needs,” Madhombiro said.
The Glo Bar has become the favourite watering whole for international travellers and locals.