Marriott announces plans to debut Le Méridien in Zanzibar


Catering to the growing demand for premium accommodation here, the new Le Méridien resort will offer the brand’s signature programming alongside a wealth of amenities.

Growth in Tanzania

On opening in 2025, Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will help cater for the growing demand for premium accommodation in the destination.

“Zanzibar continues to grow as a sought-after leisure destination and we are committed to continuing to support the overall growth of the tourism sector in Tanzania,” said Karim Cheltout, Regional Vice President – Development, Africa, Marriott International.

“Le Méridien’s contemporary design, captivating spaces and chic, signature programming will be an ideal fit for the island, and we look forward to working with Morogoro Mishama Company to open this project by the end of the year.”

Rishen Patel, Managing Director, Morogoro Mishama Company, commented: “We are thrilled to announce our second collaboration with Marriott International in the region by bringing Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort to fruition.”

“This milestone underscores our continued commitment to enhancing Tanzania’s hospitality landscape and reinforcing Zanzibar’s appeal as a premier leisure destination to visitors across the world.”

Promoting the good life

Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will host guests in 75 contemporary guest rooms and villas, and shared spaces including a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa, while embodying the brand’s ‘Savour the Good Life’ ethos.

Plans for the resort include a specialty restaurant and open-air bar, as well as a fitness centre, kids’ club and lagoon, swimming pool and spa. The resort’s signature programming will help guests discover elements of the local culture, such as its cuisine, from its position in Bwejuu, on the Eastern coast of Zanzibar Island.

ALEPH Hospitality will collaborate with Marriott International and Morogoro Mishama Company as third-party operator for the franchised property.

“We are very excited to be entrusted with the operations of Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort,” said Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality.

“This stunning, modern resort will be an incredible addition to the hospitality offering in Zanzibar, which has seen a surge in growth with international tourism arrivals surpassing a record one million mark just last month.”


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