By Alois Vinga
GLOBALLY acclaimed hotel group, Accor, is set to establish its first hotel in Zimbabwe, in partnership with Mambano Hotels Limited.
The highly rated luxury property surrounded by the wild beauty of a bird and tree sanctuary, the boutique hotel offers 18 luxury suites and a presidential villa which opened in 2020, will be rebranded under the Mantis Collection in June 2023.
Surrounded by the wild beauty of a bird and tree sanctuary, the boutique hotel offers 18 luxury suites and a presidential villa.
“Accor and Mantis are delighted to establish a presence in Zimbabwe, particularly in Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world – and particularly here at Mbano Manor Hotel – created by a remarkable woman and bold entrepreneur.
“We are honoured to be entrusted with supporting and continuing Doc Mati’s dream of offering this one-of-a-kind hospitality experience,” said Paul Gardiner, CEO, and Mantis Collection.
In addition to creating exceptional guest experiences, Mantis brings a commitment to preserving its surrounding communities, wildlife, and the environment – which is top priority with the utterly unique Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls.
Each Mantis property is a unique celebration of its destination, with creatively curated experiences that introduce guests to the essence of the surrounding community’s culture, history, and people.
The new Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls by Mantis will operate in accordance with Accor’s environmental and energy efficiency reporting tools, internal carbon price monitoring, eco-certification programs, and brand standard sustainability criteria.
Accor is a world leading hospitality group offering experiences across more than 110 countries in 5 400 properties, 10 000 food & beverage venues, wellness facilities or flexible workspaces.
The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse hospitality ecosystems, encompassing more than 40 hotel brands from luxury to economy, as well as Lifestyle with Ennismore.