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Meikles Hotel is located in Harare, Zimbabwe and boasts 312 rooms in two luxurious multi-story wings  (North & South), offset to afford the north-facing rooms of both wings superb views of the gardens and trees of Africa Unity Square

The Meikles Hotel was first opened in 1915 as a two-story structure along Jason Moyo Avenue and Sam Nujoma Street. A tower block was added in 1958, and a second tower block was added in 1976. Between 1993 and 2013, the hotel underwent significant expansion, modernization, and renovation projects that helped it stay current with travel trends and standards around the world. Prior to being sold to the new Dubai-based owners in 2020, the hotel was a part of Meikles Limited’s hospitality division. This marked the beginning of a significant redevelopment program that would upgrade the hotel’s ageing physical infrastructure and service operations.

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Reported in February 2022

Meikles Hotel Upgrade Project Awaiting Council Approval

Meikles Hotel announced that it would conduct a three-phased significant renovation project to preserve its dominance in Zimbabwe’s hospitality industry, but only after receiving City of Harare clearance. The multi-million-dollar renovation of Harare’s five-star hotel is expected to take two years, divided into three phases, according to the general manager Mr Tinashe Munjoma. He stated that the hotel was seeking to boost its accessibility and exposure by providing consumers with convenient access.

Meikles Hotel Upgrade Plans
The upgrades were scheduled to begin next month, subject to Harare council clearance. Mr Munjoma stated that the rebuilding effort will entail extensive reconstruction of critical districts. The improvements will include the installation of a suspended pool on the mezzanine floor adjacent to the La Fontaine, which will take up to nine months.

The foyer will be renovated and changed into a 24-hour restaurant during Phase 2, which will take roughly five months. The rooms in the south wing will be renovated in Phase 3. Mr Mujoma explained that because they cannot close the hotel fully, the renovations would be done in phases over a two-year period.

ASB Hospitality of Dubai purchased Meikles two years ago. The hotel was originally part of Meikles Limited’s hospitality division, but its sale to new Dubai-based owners in 2020 marked a significant upgrade program that is planned to improve existing food and beverage services, as well as the hotel’s ageing physical and service operations. Meikles Hotel was opened in 1915 as a double-storey structure along Sam Nujoma Street and Jason Moyo Avenue, with a tower block added in 1958 and a second tower block added in 1976. Major projects have been carried out between 1993 and 2013 in an effort to allow the hotel to stay up with worldwide travel standards and styles. These include remodelling, extension, and restoration projects.

Reported in August 2014

Meikles Hotel U.S. $7,5 Million Refurb Underway


Renovation work has started in the US$7,5 million refurbishment of the north wing of Harare’s five-star Meikles Hotel Zimbabwe

The work taking place in the bedrooms and suites involves reconstruction of bathrooms, which will be fitted with a granite and tile finish, as well as replacement of electrical fittings and installation of energy-saving door card switches.

On the wing’s 12th floor a new Presidential Suite is to be created which will be Harare’s most luxurious suite, aimed at the top-end business and holiday traveller. On the 11th floor, the existing Club Dining Room will be upgraded and its kitchen relocated and redesigned.

On the 10th floor, the existing Imperial Suite is being extensively upgraded, while 13 Park Suites in the wing will feature upgraded bedrooms, lounges and guest toilets, and each of their bathrooms will be substantially enlarged. The La Fontaine kitchen will be closed for extensive upgrading and fitment with new equipment and facilities, including electrical services

Banqueting and function rooms on the second floor will have new fittings and a new design, while eight public restrooms will be revamped and will include facilities for paraplegic visitors. The north wing’s three public elevators for guests and one service staff elevator are being modernised for smoother operation.

The finishing in the north wing bedrooms and suites will feature a new theme, focused on African designs and styles, while at the same time being of the highest international standard in terms of both design and finish.