A Hyatt Hotels Corporation affiliate has entered into an agreement with ASB Tanzania Ltd. to manage ASB's Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro...

A Hyatt Hotels Corporation affiliate has entered into an agreement with ASB Tanzania Ltd. to manage ASB’s Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the hotel becoming Hyatt’s first in Tanzania.

The city-center hotel began operating as the Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro on August 1.


Located in Dar Es Salaam in the East African nation of Tanzania, just south of the equator along the Indian Ocean, the Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro features 180 rooms, including 18 suites.

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro also has two restaurants and three bars; more than 900 square meters of meeting and event space, including a 400-square-meter ballroom and nine banquet rooms;  a spa; an outdoor infinity pool; and a fitness center.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has taken over the operation of the former Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, and the hotel has become the Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

“The introduction of Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro expands the presence of the Hyatt brand to a key gateway city for Eastern Africa,” says Peter Norman, senior vice president, real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts for Europe, Africa, and Middle East.

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro joins five existing Hyatt-branded hotels on the African continent: Hyatt Regency Casablanca in Morocco; Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa and Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, both in South Africa; and Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort and Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, both in Egypt.

“We are extremely pleased to have the world-renowned Hyatt brand on our landmark Kilimanjaro property in the Tanzanian capital. They share our vision for the future, which is to achieve even higher standards within the hospitality industry,” says owner Ali Albwardy, the chairman of ASB Tanzania Ltd. ASB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Albwardly Investments.

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro is located on Kivukoni Street in the heart of the city, which is the largest in Tanzania. The hotel has panoramic views of both the city and harbor, which is home to the country’s largest seaport.

Originally built by the Tanzanian government in 1965, the hotel was purchased by its current owner in 2002 and underwent a $55 million dollar renovation, officially re-opening in 2005. From that time until Augus 1, the hotel had been operating as The Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski.

“We are very happy to welcome Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro to the family of Hyatt-branded properties,” says Gebhard Rainer, managing director, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts – Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “The hotel’s terrific location and facilities should appeal to business and leisure travelers alike.”

Popular sites for travelers in Tanzania to visit include Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Ol DOnyo Lengai volcano.

There are currently more than 140 Hyatt Regency hotels around the world, with more than 25 additional properties under development. Properties range in size up to 2,000 rooms and feature intimate and large meeting spaces, as well as a full range of services and dining options tailored to serve the needs of conventions, business travelers and resort vacationers depending on the particular hotel’s location.

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