Zanzibar Amber Resort signs the Ritz-Carlton Zanzibar

Alex Kyriakidis, President and MD, MEA; and Saleh Said, Director of Zanzibar Amber Resort.

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited has announced The Ritz-Carlton Zanzibar as the second hotel franchise to join the mega-development, Zanzibar Amber Resort. The property will be a 90 room all-villa hotel and is due to open 2021. 

The contemporary-designed villas will include over water villas, each with a private pool. It will feature four restaurants and bars; a spa with eight private suites together with alfresco treatments; meeting facilities; an outdoor pool; health club; beach club and kids club facilities.

A total of five international hotels are planned for the Zanzibar Amber Resort. The first to open will be Anantara Zanzibar in 2020.

“We have been very selective in our partnerships with international hospitality brands and believe Marriot International and The Ritz-Carlton will add increasing value to the resort,” explains Saleh Said, Director of Zanzibar Amber Resort. “The core goal is to boost tourism in Zanzibar and eradicate poverty but in order to do that we need to build a tourist destination that is renowned globally. Aligning with well-established brands that already have recognition around the world is just the start of the bigger picture.”

The first phase of development of Zanzibar Amber Resort is underway and will conclude by 2020. This includes the immaculate entrance to the resort, the Signature Golf Course, the first International Hotel, the marina and over 200 luxury apartments.