South Africa's Tsogo Sun has revealed details of a $17 millionhotel project in the Mozambican capital of Maputo: called the “StayEasy Maputo”, it's just two kilometers from the group’s luxury Southern Sun Maputo Hotel

“Construction of the new 125-room hotel began in mid-April 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by April 2018,” says Mark Boyd, Director of Development for 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 travelers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector."

Both these Tsogo Sun hotels boast prime locations on the seafront in the Bay of Maputo and the new StayEasy Maputo will be built above the new Baia Mall that is currently under construction, and situated on a portion of the old Automoval Touring Clube de Maputo race track.

“The time is right to increase our footprint in this prime tourist destination, which attracts both international and local travelers with its tropical climate, lush scenery, golden beaches, diverse culture, and exquisite cuisine," said Chief Executive Officer of Tsogo Sun, Marcel von Aulock, according to a report on www.eturbonews.com.

He added that Mozambique’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 we’re delighted to be in a position to take advantage of these growth opportunities”, he said. “Tsogo Sun maintains a vested interest in its real estate and is committed to ensuring that its hotels remain relevant, fresh, and internationally competitive. And all the offerings within the hotels are key to achieving our goal of creating great experiences for our guests. We believe this hotel will hold extra appeal for its exciting location above a lively new mall – and we look forward to seeing it become a hotel destination of choice for travellers."

Travelling to Maputo is increasingly easy from South Africa as flights from Johannesburg and Durban are regular and take about an hour.

Tsogo Sun’s portfolio includes over 100 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In Tanzania, Tsogo Sun hotels chain owns and operates the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam hotel, located in the centre of Tanzania’s commercial capital, in a beautiful neighbourhood which also houses the famed Botanical Gardens.

The Southern Sun Hotel in Dar es Salaam offer modern amenities, combined with old-world charm and exotic African appeal. Conveniently situated close to diplomatic offices and other landmarks in the city, the hotel also offers guests easy access to some of Dar es Salaam’s most popular local attractions, which include the Dar es Salaam Zoo, and the Mbudya and Bongoyo Islands.

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