New R220m hotel for Maputo

Tsogo Sun is constructing a new R220-milion hotel, StayEasy Maputo, located 2km from the group’s Southern Sun Maputo Hotel.

“Construction of the new 125-room hotel will begin mid-April 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by April 2018,” says Mark Boyd, Director of Development Tsogo Sun Hotels. “StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed-use development, will undoubtedly be popular to both business and leisure travellers for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector.”

The hotel will be situated on the seafront in the Bay of Maputo on the Avenida da Marginal. It will be built above the new Baia Mall which is currently under construction, and situated on a portion of the old Automoval Touring Clube de Maputo race track.

Says Marcel von Aulock, CEO of Tsogo Sun: “The time is right to increase our footprint in this prime tourist destination, which attracts both international and local travellers with its tropical climate, lush scenery, golden beaches, diverse culture, and exquisite cuisine.” He adds that the country’s growing economy contributed to the group’s decision to boost its investment in Maputo. “We’re well established in the city, we understand the market, and were delighted to be in a position to take advantage of these growth opportunities.”