The Park Hyatt Zanzibar, opened in March 2015, is the first ever Hyatt hotel on the idyllic East African island and the 36th Park Hyatt hotel worldwide. Park Hyatt Zanzibar reflects the intimate and understated elegance of the Park Hyatt brand while embracing the rich culture, heritage and historical significance of Zanzibar. Park Hyatt Zanzibar is situated on the beachfront in Stone Town, the historical center of the city and a designated UNESCO Heritage site. As the cultural heart of Zanzibar, little has changed in Stone Town over the last 200 years. The town’s unique blend of Arabic and African cultural influences originate from the 19th century when Zanzibar Island served as a center for the trade of spices and the most important trading hub along the east coast of Africa.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar is housed in two buildings, one of them Mambo Msiige, a UNESCO heritage building steeped in history, grace and mystique with roots dating back to the 17th century. Mambo Msiige is a typical Zanzibari mansion and an architectural gem, featuring intricate carvings and centered around a peaceful courtyard. The new and purposefully built Zamani Residence of the hotel connects to Mambo Msiige, blending old history and contemporary charm, while embracing Swahili culture with a blend of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar features 67 spacious guest rooms, including 11 suites. Oceanfront rooms feature spectacular views of Dhow Harbour and the Indian Ocean. A perfect blend of contemporary style, modern technology, timeless regional accents and sheer luxury, all guestrooms reflect the Park Hyatt brand’s intimate elegance.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar’s Zamani Residence offers a unique dining concept, featuring a range of authentic cuisines catering to all tastes. Zamani Residence includes a Library with Veranda, a Living Room and a Dining Room with an outdoor terrace, and a residential style kitchen, allowing guests to dine in a variety of different spaces. The hotel’s Pool Lounge specializes in local fish dishes complemented with traditional western sandwiches and salads.
Guests in search of rest and relaxation are able to retreat to the hotel’s Anantara Spa. There’s also an oceanfront infinity pool and a fully equipped fitness center.