CHARLESTON Hotel, located in the plush Kamfinsa Park low density suburb, is undergoing a major refurbishment to attract local and international customers.
y known as Kamfinsa Park Hotel, the facility had become run down and had become an eyesore in the leafy neighbourhood that includes Highlands, Greendale, Chisipite, The Grange and Kambanji.
Charleston is the brainchild of husband and wife team – Paul Matamisa and Pedia Moyo – both experienced hoteliers and former general managers of hotels in Harare, Nyanga and Mutare. The two are also past presidents of the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism and between them have more than two decades of hospitality experience.
Their holding company is known as the Universal Hospitality Group.
In an interview Charleston general manager Wilson Manyeza said the refurbishment programme included upgrading the 20 rooms on offer, installing new electrical and water piping, sprucing up the functions room, as well as improving the restaurant and bar.
“This is a major project and we are taking it one step at a time,” Manyeza said. “This place was being neglected and we decided to give it a fresh look so that customers from Harare, out of town as well as from abroad can come and relax in a quiet environment. The hotel is already an ideal place for conferences and when the exercise is complete it will become even better with more facilities.”
Charleston is centrally located for residents of the northern suburbs. The hotel is situated opposite Kamfinsa Park Shopping Centre and is less than 10 minutes drive from the spacious Chisipite Shopping Complex.
“We have upgraded our rooms, installed new piping, improved the surroundings and are currently renovating the pool,” Manyeza said. “We have also done a lot of repainting to fit in with our new theme.” – Staff Writer.