Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, Jappie Mhango on Thursday officially commissioned the MK3.6 Billion Simama Hotel in the capital city, Lilongwe.
Mhango commissioned a 52 roomed hotel amid problems of shortage of accommodation in the capital city.
Speaking during the function, Mhango commended Simama Group of companies for complementing Government efforts in boosting tourism sector.
“This hotel will attract tourists in the city of Lilongwe and we are encouraging other local investors to follow what Mr Simama has done,” said Mhango.
Bishop Abraham Simama is the Chairman for the Simama group of companies who commended government for providing conducive environment in boosting the tourism sector in the country.
“This function which we are witnessing today, is a dream come true in our response to President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and his government call on development growth,” said Bishop Simama.
Bishop Simama said its time that Malawians should be the first to respond to President Mutharika call to be at the forefront in spearheading different business activities in the country.
“This Hotel has already created jobs for 68 men and women and we will employ more people when the Hotel is fully functional,” said Simama
The Simama Hotel is compacted with the following facilities which makes the unique to other hotels.
According to the Hotel Manager Innocent Bottoman, Simama has modern, spacious and luxurious accommodation rooms with satellite television sets.
Bottoman said the Hotel has a Restaurant which is fitted with modern furniture.
Some of the facilities include; Conference Rooms, Health Club with state of Art equipment – includes; gymnasium, Sauna and Steam room IPTV System – where you can do all kinds of shopping.
Each of the hotel’s 39 superior rooms is being charged at K29,180 a night, while the seven deluxe rooms are at K34,000. Four Executive rooms that are installed with a Jacuzzi each are at K42,000.
“Of course the charge is at a promotional rate up until February 2015 but we will not be exorbitant to the point that will make the facility out of reach for Malawians,” he said.
He called on Malawians to come in their large numbers and patronise the hotel.
“The advantage of supporting this hotel is that it will not be taking forex outside the country since all the directors are from Malawi,” he said.
Bottoman also hailed government for offering them a duty waiver for some hotel materials.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :