Cresta Sprayview Hotel in Victoria Falls, which was acquired by Cresta Hotels group last year, will re-open next month after undergoing a US$1,7 million refurbishment. Cresta Hotels acquired the hotel on a lease basis from its owners to make its first entrance into Zimbabwe’s premier tourist destination.
Previously the group has operated city hotel in Bulawayo and Harare.
On completion of the refurbishment, the hotel is expected to have a three star rating from the two stars it used to have.
In a statement, the group said the hotel work on the refurbishment started recently and would be completed by the time the country hosts the United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly.
The hotel will open to the public on 1 August.
It said the new hotel would appeal to both local and international visitors.
|Fast facts about Cresta Sprayview:|
|Opening to public||1st August 2013|
|Cost of refurbishment||US$1.7 million|
|Distance from Victoria Falls||Just over 1 km|
|What it includes||65 BedroomsA Restaurant
3 Conference rooms
The refurbished hotel, which is just over a kilometre from the Falls, will have 65 bedrooms, a restaurant, two bars and three conference rooms spread around a swimming area.
“We noted the need to offer a new and improved product in the three-star market and our investment is aimed at filling this need with an exciting new hotel that has both its own history as well as the new strength of the Cresta management and marketing thrust,” said Cresta chief executive Mr Stutchbury.
Cresta Sprayview was built in the 1960s as Peter Motel and was redeveloped into Sprayview in the 1970s.
Meanwhile, Cresta is set to auction old equipment and furniture at Cresta Sprayview.
Items to go under the hammer included beds, headboards, dressing tables, cast iron bathroom tubs and other fittings.
In a sign that the new hotel would be completely new, most furniture is to be sold.
Date: 26 July 2013