Malawi Sunbird Waterfront hotel opens May: 42-roomed new beach resort

As part of boosting its services in the tourism industry, Malawi’s leading hotel chain, Sunbird Hotels and Resorts is geared to open its new premier beach resort in the lakeshore side of Salima District in May.

Waterfront Hotel is located adjacent to Sunbird Livingstonia Beach (pictured) and has all rooms facing the lake with breath-taking views of Lake Malawi
Olela: Sunbird Waterfront hotel s positioned to be Sunbird’s premier beach resort and offer an unrivaled luxury experience on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Named Sunbird Waterfront, a 42-room new beach  resort is located adjacent to  Sunbird Livingstonia Beach and has all rooms facing the lake.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed Sunbird Tourism plc chief executive officer Yusuf Olela said the investment in the property was necessitated by both local and international market demand for leisure product that will offer an unrivaled luxury experience for every customer on the shores of Lake Malawi.

“We are excited to soon be opening this magnificent resort as part of our expansion plan and bringing to our most discerning guest a taste of luxury and splendor for both business and leisure travellers.

“Our strategic focus on product development is to continuously ensure that we position Sunbird as a preferred destination for international and domestic travellers, and constantly ensure that they are indeed getting value for money,” he said.

Olela said the Sunbird Waterfront hotel is composed of  10 suites, 4 family rooms, 2 accessible rooms, and 26 deluxe rooms and that all the rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities, redefining luxury and fitting international standards.

Further, Olela said fashionably, all the rooms of the resort are facing the lake so as to give customers the best view of the lake every time they spend at facility.

Sunbird Hotels and Resorts is Malawi’s leading hotel chain with eight properties including four city hotels in all three regions of Malawi namely; Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Lilongwe, and Sunbird Mzuzu.

Apart from that, Sunbird also owns two popular beach resorts along Lake Malawi namely; Sunbird Nkopola and Sunbird Livingstonia, an iconic mountain resort in the former capital city of Zomba; Sunbird Kuchawe and a Beachside Inn on the northern lakeshore, Sunbird Chintheche.

Tourism contributes about seven percent to the country’s gross domestic product and accounts for six percent of the country’s total employment, according to the National Statistical Office.

Meanwhile, government through the Malawi2063 has also indicated that it  intends to adopt an integrated approach to tourism service provision.

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Justice for all
Justice for all
1 month ago

Tourism ndi Imeneyi koma miseu very roads if the government was serious about tourism they could implygood roads network to all tourism centres even though we can’t afford but we should enjoy the development

Dsvan
Dsvan
1 month ago

Better this not just listening to political lies

ashraf imaad
ashraf imaad
1 month ago

Misewu ya kumalo ngati awo ikuyenera kumakhala yoti yakonzedwa bwino

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ashraf imaad
ashraf imaad
1 month ago

Good development koma jamani mitengo ya malo ngati awo so exorbitant

Nyangwita Sr.
1 month ago

This resort is for us with money. Exclusive. Thanks Sunbird.

Neno
Neno
1 month ago

Sunbird your things are very expensive for nothing but you always gossip about the boosting of tourism industry. .

Your rates that you always change.Do you think an ordinary Malawian can visit your premises.

You must revise your rates so that all of as Malawiians can be able to used the sunbird facilities.

Machaka
Machaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Neno

Aba chiyani ngati angatsitse mitengo? Pano All Sunbird Bars are poorly preforming because of the same element. Others even closed like Choma Bar in Mzuzu, Sportman’s Bar. Because of poor strategic thinking of a certain individual. Chomwe amadziwa ndi Kuba basi.

KWANTERE
KWANTERE
1 month ago

Good development. Koma muzipangako mitengo yoti ife aMalawi tidzitha kumafikakonso. Zoona botolo la madzi mpaka k2000? Chonde sitonse amene tikudya ma allowance a covid

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
1 month ago
Reply to  KWANTERE

That’s very true. Pa TZ pompa apa, everybody, I mean Malawians who go there for business kapena kukatenga galimoto ngakhale Mira, amagona mu hotel ku Kaliyalo because mitengo yawo ndiyabwino chonsecho very decent hotels

The boss
The boss
1 month ago

If you want to really boost tourism and earn forex, move the capital to the shores of Lake Malawi. Kamuzu 2as very shortsighted when he moved it to Lilongwe.

Putin
Putin
1 month ago
Reply to  The boss

Sounds crazy…but it’s true!

Galu
Galu
1 month ago
Reply to  Putin

Putin. How is Russia?

Nam'gwagwa
Nam'gwagwa
1 month ago
Reply to  The boss

Kenaka mupempha kuti capital ipite ku Mulanje. Amene amayenda you will find out that most popular places are not in the city (not to say cities shouldn’t be attractive) look at South Luangwa and Vic falls in Zambia. Etosha and skeleton coast in Namibia (to mention a few) and many other tourist places.people have different tests so try to provide those. People come to Africa to see animals the big 5, experience local life, climb mountains, enjoy fresh water from the lake, learn culture etc. Ndidzaphunzira moyo winawo I will work in tourist industry

Che Jika
Che Jika
1 month ago
Reply to  The boss

This is indeed true.Kamuzu missed the point by placing the capital in Lillongwe.Malawis capital could have been placed in Salima or Mangochi. These two places are closer to Indian Ocean we could easily connect Malawi to Mtwara port in in TZ.The distance from Mtwara to Salima or Makanjira in Mangochi is much shorter than to Lilongwe and Blantyre.

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
1 month ago
Reply to  The boss

I prefer to disagree with you Mr. Boss. Your thinking could only work better tikanakhala ndi port ya access to the ocean

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