Wednesday,  October 16, 2019  12:59 am

Riu acquires a second hotel in Zanzibar

Riu acquires a second hotel in Zanzibar

Riu Hotels and Resorts has acquired its second property in Zanzibar.

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The chain’s new hotel, which belongs to the sophisticated Riu Palace line, is located in the paradise location of Nungwi Beach, close to Riu Palace Zanzibar. 

This new property, with five-star 149 luxury rooms, will be marketed as part of the sophisticated Riu Palace range, as Riu Palace Zanzibar already is.

Located at the far north of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago, the new hotel is roughly a little over an hour by car from the airport and the capital city. The hotel has 24-hour all-inclusive service, free WiFi and a restaurant over the sea where guests can enjoy the local cuisine.

More hotels on the way

RIU has also acquired five hectares of land where it plans to build a third hotel on the island. 

The total investment of this purchase amounts to 56 million dollars. The company announced last month that it intends to a site in Senegal. With this new establishment, the chain now has possession of a total of seven hotels (five in Cape Verde and two in Tanzania), in addition to the five in Morocco.

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