City Lodge Hotel Maputo now open
The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has opened its 62nd hotel, the City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique, under the leadership of general manager Gustavo Cardoso. The hotel is ideally located on Rua Para o Palmar, near Avenida Julius Nyerere, and within easy reach of the Costa do Sol beach, city centre, a private hospital, university and various other business, entertainment, shopping and cultural attractions. It is the closest hotel to the Maputo International Airport, at some 6.5km or 12-minute drive away.
This completes CLHG’s initial expansion plan of seven hotels outside of South Africa that began in 2015, with the 148-room City Lodge Hotel Maputo joining the group’s other properties in:
- Botswana (104-room Town Lodge Gaborone)
- Namibia (147-room Town Lodge Windhoek)
- Kenya (127-room Fairview Hotel, Nairobi; 84-room Town Lodge Upper Hill, Nairobi; and 171-room City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi)
- Tanzania (148-room City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam)
The hotel has 148 rooms, including one suite, and guest rooms feature en suite bathrooms with maxi showers (selected rooms have baths), queen bed or twin beds, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, television with selected DStv channels, tea and coffee making facilities, large electronic safe, fridge, USB ports on either side of the bed, and work desk with lighting and plugs for easy connectivity. The hotel features three boardrooms that seat 12 people, 14 people and 24 people (latter converts into two boardrooms of 12 seats each); #Café restaurant serving full breakfast, lunch and dinner plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; swimming pool; bar; fitness room; free parking; 24-hour reception and check in service; and same day laundry. Three of the rooms are designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled.
CLHG CEO Andrew Widegger says, “We are excited about growth prospects in Mozambique and our new City Lodge Hotel Maputo will soon be ready to accommodate both business and leisure travellers. The architecture is inspired by the rich history of the city, embracing and evolving local cultural touchpoints. Décor carries a fresh and appealing coastal-inspired design, with a lot of attention to detail. Geometric shapes, muted greens and blues, splashes of sunset red and rust, and interesting artwork ensure that our guests will be comfortable in this contemporary space.”
Source: Club of Mozambique