Coming on 12th of March, the Park Hyatt Zanzibar is one of the most looked forward luxury hotel opening in Africa. Elegant rooms, a location close to the city Stone Town, world-class food and amazing facilities for recreation. The Park Hyatt is not a typical holiday hotel on Zanzibar, but a stunning resort with a special character in a very lively area.
When thinking of Zanzibar, most people have beaches and blue sea in their mind. Culture and history don’t play an important role for many travelers when visiting Zanzibar. Yet, the island got a rich culture that was influenced by different colonial powers. The Park Hyatt Zanzibar that is opening on March 12th will set new standards in regards of a resort combining the rich history of Zanzibar with holidays in an amazing setting. While definitely having a special stay, guests of the hotel don’t have to relinquish the high standard of luxury at Park Hyatt hotels.
Park Hyatt Resorts usually are something special. The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is no exception. With only 67 rooms including 11 suites, the resort is one of the smallest luxury hotels on Zanzibar.
With 45 square meters (484 square feet), even the standard rooms at the Park Hyatt are really spacious. Traditional African design combined with modern amenities and a luxurious bathroom make the room enormously homely. However, most guests visiting the resort will opt for a View Room that offers the same amenities as the Standard Room, but also a balcony with breathtaking views on the Indian Ocean.
There are also larger rooms and several suites for guests who need either more space or even better views!
Heritage and history play an important role at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar. Due to that, the design of the restaurants and public areas has an African touch, but also brings in elements from the colonial area that influenced Zanzibar heavily. At the Library and the Veranda, guests may enjoy a drink, continental breakfast or a light snack in a nice atmosphere. That is only topped by the Living Room that offers such a homely atmosphere that guests may not leave ever again.
Library and Veranda as well as the Living Room are casual, while the Dining Room influenced by the Arabic and Persian heritage at Zanzibar is a little more elegant. The perfect place for a stylish dinner focuses on fresh ingredients and local products. Even though guests may have the feeling that is already enough, there is also a fourth choice to have a light snack or lunch. At the Pool Lounge, light dishes with a focus on fish are served in a very relaxed atmosphere right at the Oceanfront Infinity Pool.
The Park Hyatt Zanzibar differs from other hotels on the island due to its location. That has advantages and disadvantages for guests. A little disadvantage definitely is the fact that there is no private beach. Yet, the 18 meter long Infinity Pool invites guests to have an amazing swim with an incredible view on the Indian Ocean. Loungers are provided complimentary.
There are also a Spa and a gym located inside the hotel. But the huge advantage of the Park Hyatt Zanzibar are not facilities inside the hotel, but the location. Due to being located just a short walk away from the city center of Stone City, guests can explore the rich culture and history of Zanzibar with its many influences of different cultures. Holidays at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar are definitely something special.
Zanzibar is known to be one of the most expensive holiday regions in Africa. Due to that, luxury hotels on Zanzibar usually are priced at 500 US-Dollar a night or above. The Park Hyatt Zanzibar surprisingly has pretty fair prices. Standard Rooms, also called Park King, are available starting at 375 US-Dollar (~ 335 Euro) including breakfast, but excluding taxes and services.
Rates including half board are available starting at 455 US-Dollar (~ 405 Euro) a night. Rooms with a view are priced 450 US-Dollar (~ 400 Euro) including breakfast and 530 US-Dollar (~475 Euro) including half board. Even though the Park Hyatt Zanzibar is not a cheap hotel by any means, it may be something very special. Luxurious holiday with a historic and cultural touch may have been so close!