Minister officially opens Simama Hotel in Lilongwe

Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, Jappie Mhango on Thursday officially commissioned the MK3.6 Billion Simama Hotel in the capital city, Lilongwe.

Simama Hotel in Lilongwe

Simama Hotel in Lilongwe

Simama speaking at the launch of his hotel in Lilongwe

Simama speaking at the launch of his hotel in 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.

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18 thoughts on “Minister officially opens Simama Hotel in Lilongwe”

  1. Truck says:

    AMALAWI KOMA KUNYOZA ENANU MULI NDI NDALAMA KOMA ZIKUKULEPHERANI KUMANGA HOTEL NGATI IMENEYI EVEN HE IS FROM TANZANIA HE GOT PAPERS TO DO BUSINESS IN MALAWI THATS NOT A PROBLEM HE HAS EVEN CREATED JOBS FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE IN MALAWI IN THAT HOTEL ZINAZI TIYENI KUYAMIKA OSATI KUNYOZA ZILIZONSE KIKI!

  2. chizamsoka munthali says:

    Simama anafikila pa karonga m’ma early 90s wapanga business over 20 yrs akulemela tikumuona chifukwa chakulimbikila kwake mkazi anakwatila pa karonga pompa lero asanje amvekele cash gate eee ndi foreigner koma nsanje imeneyi bwanji, if you haters ain’t happy go hang yourself and rot in hell

  3. chimboro says:

    SANDY FERTILIZER; builds a hotel in Malawi.He came from his home country with one bag of second hand clothes.Today he owns a multi billion worth hotel.His worth is very questionable in EU.Government must follow his deals otherwise it could be free LUTEPO .

  4. I would like to commend bishop Simmama and all Directors of Simmama Hotel for their enviable hotel structure built in Malawi’s Capital City, Lilongwe. As Malawians we should be proud that all the Directors are Malawian and that means a plus in as far as investment in hotel and tourism is concerned. This is what we need in Malawi. Partnerships have always worked in many developed countries and it is high time that Malawians we started teaming up on joint business ventures. As for the reporter or writer of this article I would like to correct that the Hotel General Manager is James Botoman and not Innocent Botoman. The latter is a Sulom president and working for Malawi Police Services.

  5. Mlauzi says:

    Congratulations Bishop Simama. The hotel has given a face lift to Lilongwe old town. The rates are quite affordable. I like your management style. You leave day to day operational issues to management whilst being pre – occupied with policy issues

  6. benjones says:

    if it was a asian owner you would have seen the “president” opening!!!!!!

  7. ZINGAYAMBE KUYIWALIKA says:

    POINT OF CORRECTION !! WORD ” ALLERGY” WRONGLY WRITTEN INSTEAD OF ” ALLEGE “

  8. ZINGAYAMBE KUYIWALIKA says:

    @ FASHION
    NATURALLY, IT SEEMS THAT YOU WERE BORN DULL AND THAT EVEN AT SCHOOL YOU WERE FAILING TO COPY AN EXAMPLE FROM THE BLACK BOARD.
    IWE ALEMBA KUTI THE GUY YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE PUTTING ON A PINK BLAZER WITH A PINK SHIRT AND ALLERGY IS A MINISTER IS ACTUALLY SIMAMA, THE OWNER OF THE SAID HOTEL
    FURTHERMORE, GOING THROUGH SOME COMMENTS ABOUT OUR BROTHER SIMAMA ON HIS INVESTMENT ON MALAWIAN SOIL, ONLY PROVES TO ME THAT MALAWIANS ARE JEALOUSY PEOPLE. AMBIRIFE OLO MANYUNBA TIRIBE , KOMA KUGULA MAGALIMOTO NDIKUMAPANGA PARK PAMA GRCREUES/SHOPS ….
    OH THAT IS WHY I HATE TO BE CALLED A MALAWIAN !!!!

  9. Charter says:

    Zabwino izi – koma mapink-idwe okhawo siilani atsikana!

  10. Truck says:

    Congrats Simama! That’s good investment and Job creation as well keep it up.

  11. davis says:

    In RSA a star room for 3 only costs R399 guests approx. MK 16000

  12. Tengupenya says:

    promotional rates to Feb 2015, which already passed. So what are the current rates?

  13. Fashion says:

    Where in the world did the minister get a pink shirt and a pink blazer!!!! Komanso a Malawi,

  14. Chimani. Game says:

    Cash gate money

  15. Malinyelo says:

    Foolish Malawians, that’s why we are laughed at anywhere we go!!! Simama from Tanzania gets his riches by having virtual monopoly transporting sugar from Ilovo to the rest of the country and beyond the border, courtesy of deals with our Wakwithu brothers. He then invests the money to build a hotel, where ministries have been lined to hold workshops and seminars. More money into Simama pocket and his friends from Tanzania running the the place. Tiyeni nazoni, lets keep the foreigners rich, lets even just sell them the whole country. When is the minister going to lauch a hotel constructed by his malawian brothers?

  16. ALUFEYO says:

    Congrats Bwana Simama. This Is a Very productive move. If malawi can have pipo like you hopefully can progress unlike mbavazi the Letepos who think how to impoverish this poor country. But bwana, jaccuzzi rooms are too exorbitant for malawians which contravines your statement that you do nt want to make hotel out of reach for malawians. Imagine a malawian government employee on grade I his/her nights rates is at mk20,000 and yet one accodating in your jaccuzzi room is expected to pay a fee that is pegged at mk42,000.00.

  17. Jang'ala says:

    That’s great Mr Simama. Isalute u!

  18. chris says:

    GOOD NEWS NOT A CASH GATE

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