Listed hospitality group, African Sun Limited will commit a significant amount of capital this current financial year. This is towards sprucing the image of its hotels as it repositions itself for the anticipated tourism rebound.
The group has indicated one of its focus areas is enhancing guests’ experience and consolidating its market share. Troutbeck Resort needs an investment of US$1,8 million towards refurbishment works.
Troutbeck Resort is already under refurbishment. The exercise is expected to reposition the hotel. This will firmly establish the hotel as the hotel of choice in Nyanga.
Refurbishment of 47 rooms at The Victoria Falls Hotel is progressing well. The refurbishment is expected to be completed during the second quarter of the year.
According to the group, preparatory work to carry out the refurbishment of eight additional rooms at Great Zimbabwe. The work includes remedial works on the Hungwe Conference Centre. The work is at an advanced stage. The actual works are additionally scheduled to commence in this second quarter of the year.
Plans are currently underway to refurbish rooms at Hwange Safari Lodge. The mock-up rooms have started. The first phase of the project will target 60 rooms and is also expected to be completed in 2022.
The group experienced challenges emanating from the adverse impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic resulted in travel restrictions across the globe.
But the group’s city and country hotel segment remains resilient in the face of the ravages of Covid-19 and remained the cornerstone of the hotel business.