Meikles Hotel rebranded as Hyatt Regency Hotel

His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the official rebranding of the Meikles Hotel, as Hyatt Regency Hotel in Harare.  The name change comes five years after the hotel’s acquisition by Albwardy, a hospitality company based in the United Arab Emirates, for a reported US$20 million.  Albwardy, renowned for its management of hotels under prestigious brands […]

Meikles Hotel rebranded as Hyatt Regency Hotel

His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the official rebranding of the Meikles Hotel, as Hyatt Regency Hotel in Harare.  The name change comes five years after the hotel’s acquisition by Albwardy, a hospitality company based in the United Arab Emirates, for a reported US$20 million.  Albwardy, renowned for its management of hotels under prestigious brands such as Four Seasons and Hyatt, made the decision to rebrand the five-star establishment, which has been an integral part of Harare’s hospitality landscape since its inception in 1915 by the Meikles brothers John, Thomas, and Stewart.  The hotel has been undergoing major renovations, including being repainted. This comes at a time when Zimbabwe is expecting more visitors when the country hosts the 44th SADC Heads of State Summit in August this year.  Hyatt is known for its high-end, elegant hotels in prime locations around the world targeting travellers seeking luxury experiences.