Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town, located 40 miles off the coast of mainland Tanzania.
“Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance, and we are proud to enter as the first internationally-branded hotel in the city,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “Our newest hotel offers a perfect marriage of culture and comfort, underscored by DoubleTree by Hilton’s renowned culture of CARE, which stands for ‘Create A Rewarding Experience’. CARE centers on the brand’s warm, welcoming guest service culture that begins with the presentation of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie upon arrival, and continues through the rest of the guest’s stay.”
The island of Zanzibar is known as ‘Spice Island’ for its long-standing association with the spice industry. Stone Town, the oldest section of Zanzibar, is made up of ancient stone houses, palaces from the Omani days, carved wooden doors and a treasure trove of bazaars and galleries. The design of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town reflects the rich architecture and influences of the travelers and settlers who traded with the Islanders.
Double Tree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town features 58 rooms decorated with traditionally hand-carved furniture and featuring 40-inch TVs and ergonomic desks in every room. The hotel’s oceanfront location marks the perfect setting for everything from leisure getaways to conferences and social events for up to 200 guests.
The new hotel also offers cuisine to suit every palate. At Taarab Restaurant and Lounge, the hotel’s rooftop dining venue, travelers can savor a menu of contemporary Western fare as well as traditional Zanzibar flavors while taking in views of the sea and the old city. At Chai Kahawa, a casual café located by the conference center, guests can enjoy international teas and coffees with local snacks.
DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town, www.doubletree.com