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Cresta opens shop in Zambia, Malawi

CRESTA Hospitality, a regional hotel management group with a primary focus on profitably managing hotels, resorts and lodges on behalf of shareholders and individual owners, opened its doors to the public in Lusaka, Zambia, on Monday.

Former general manager of Cresta Lodge Harare, Osborn Chiukuseh, accepted the challenge to spearhead and manage operations at Cresta Golfview Hotel, Lusaka.

The brand new hotel which offers quality and comfortable accommodation, conferencing and restaurant services and facilities, is situated in a prime location near the airport on Great East road.

Conveniently located near the new Manda Hill and Arcades shopping complexes, the 60-room hotel is adjacent to Chianama 18-hole golf course and is designed to provide hotel guests with a panoramic view of the greens on the course.

Cresta Golfview Hotel’s primary focus as a business hotel will be to offer seasoned business travellers the necessary facilities to conduct effective business operations within one hotel complex at an affordable rate.

The hotel carries the popular Chatters Restaurant brand, which is found at Cresta Lodge Harare and Cresta Lodge Gaborone.

The group has taken advantage of the shortage of professional hotel management companies to perfect this model with its focus on developing and training its human resources capital as its critical competitive tool.

The demand for Cresta Hospitality services saw the opening of Cresta Crossroads in Lilongwe, Malawi, shortly after the successful opening of Cresta Royale in Accra, Ghana.

The Malawi-based hotel has enjoyed average occupancies of up to 54% month to date, and has been welcomed not only by the local community but by Zimbabweans who travel frequently on business trips to Lilongwe, Malawi.

Situated between the CIVO Stadium and the Mchinji roundabout, the magnificent green-roofed structure encompasses a shopping mall and a conveniently located service station.

Cresta Crossroads Lilongwe, a four-star hotel, situated in the heart of Lilongwe within the Crossroads complex near the Mchinji roundabout, has been designed to offer superior service to the astute business traveller and tourist.

The shopping mall has been designed to provide a safe and secure environment away from the hustle and bustle of the old town. With an inbuilt fitness centre facing the elegant swimming pool, the gym and spa incorporates the latest gym equipment and boasts of a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi and massage and beauty facilities attended by an upmarket beautician and massage expert.

The fitness centre will provide free service to residents but will also be available to the local community on a strictly limited membership basis.

The Cresta Crossroads hotel has 51 rooms including four suites and a barrier-free room specifically designed for people who are physically-challenged.

The group believes in the provision of value for money as one of its strategic competitive forces. The group’s home-grown regional operational benchmarks on cost management efficiencies and human resources productivity is set to create stiff competition for the existing players in the countries in which they operate.

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