Dar es Salaam, the commercial hub of the country has witnessed an exponential transformation of its city scape in recent years. While new recreation facilities are frequent to spot, the coming of a distinct, promising, and world-class Hotel property has been rare and long awaited in the metropolitan centre.
Welcome to Ramada Encore; a Four Star facilities Hotel of the Wyndham Group opens in the heart of the city, creating a new standard of chic-meets-practicality, this premium Ramada Property is the benchmark for Business Hotels in East Africa.
Welcoming all types of travelers, corporate and residents alike, Ramada Encore has exceptional reasons to delight guests and visitors with its tagline, ‘…Simply Better!’ I take a special tour of the brand new hotel with General Manager Saumitra Gaur and Business Development Manager Jigna Shanghavi, to share my first-hand experience of the brand new hotel.
Strategically located on Ghana Avenue in Dar es Salaam, the novel business hotel is a distinct property in the city. Hospitable staff and a dedicated full time security team assure warmth and safety as you can bask in the sheer opulence and simplicity. The Ramada Encore concept is current, practical and ergonomically designed. The interiors are appeasing; spacious, vivid and stylish décor infusing a vibrant and a modern feel.
Rooms; thoughtfully designed for all guests. From the seventh to the twelfth floor, the hotel features 105 uniquely designed Standard guestrooms, 6 Junior Suites, 4 Suites, and 1Differently-abled room. With bright colors, hip yet stylish décor and laminate floors creating a residential vibe, the contemporary room design and natural lighting (sea facing/ city facing) illuminating the space, creating vibrancy and tranquility. Defined as the upper mid scale full service Hotel, Ramada Encore offers an experience beyond expectations ‘for every kind of traveler for every kind of trip’. All rooms have fantastic views with adequate natural lighting, carefully designed keeping in mind the needs of their international guests.
The Suite is designed with a living room, perfect to host small meetings and separate bedroom for privacy. The Twin and The Standard Room with bright colors and stylish ambiance add a residential vibe. The city view exteriors remind the guests of their stay in a modern and centrally located Hotel, close to the commercial hub with banks, ministries, diplomat houses and principal meeting points. The family standard adjacent rooms are multi functional and spacious. These multipurpose rooms are convenient for groups, corporate professionals, wedding guests, holiday goers and families. With complementary seamless Wi-fi connectivity, 24-hours room-service and the tea/coffee tray in all the rooms, the Hotel offers self-sufficiency to the guests while giving maximum relaxation and easy connectivity to the city.
Culinary and Meeting Delights at The Hub, deli@encore and the Skybar
The hotel boasts of its three unique and diverse Restaurants and Bars, perfect to unwind with family, friends and colleagues.
The Hub, a fine-dining restaurant and Bar which offers choicest culinary delights and showcases a changing repertoire of internationally themed and locally inspired cuisine. The dedicated bar also serves the sunny pool terrace. The open concept of the restaurant, bar and terrace is an ideal place to enjoy a wide range of exclusive delights from a la carte, daily buffet or customized menus. The Hotel also offers wide menu choices for special events from small group dining to wedding and corporate events.
deli@encore, the ground level café, is the ideal place to enjoy a light and healthy meal offered with a wide range of hot and cold beverages.
The Skybar located on the rooftop opens after 5:00 pm and offers panoramic views of the city as the guests relax in sophisticated lounge-style ambience enjoying the sunset and city night lights while nibbling on select finger foods menu with an exotic choice of beverages.
Conferencing in modern and state-of-the-art surroundings.
Ramada Encore with its cutting edge and innovative conference facilities proposes brilliant options for events of various sizes. The 3 meeting rooms, 2 board rooms and a ball room with bespoke options cater to needs of events and conferences accommodating up to 120 people. An outstanding feature of The Hotel remains, its exclusive and modern facilities; short throw interactive projectors having an option to connect up to 15 devices, touch screens, and interactive 70-inch television and videoconferencing facilities. Conference packages are reasonably priced and offer added value services. The well-equipped business center and staff offer professional and comprehensive services.
Ramada Encore, strategically located in the heart of the city close to business hubs and just 13 kilometers away from the airport is not merely a new property. The brand new international property is a fresh business and leisure gateway and truly lives up to the modern growth of the commercial capital of Tanzania.
For more information check www.ramadaencoredar.com
*This article/ hotel review was published in October 2015 Edition of Tanzania’s First Coffee Table Magazine, What’s Happening in Dar and has been originally written by the author, Ayushi R.
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