InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, is today celebrating a new era of luxury with the unveiling of InterContinental Lusaka which reopens after a two year multi-million dollar renovation.
InterContinental Lusaka has been a landmark in the city for over 50 years and been deemed as one of Zambia’s icons of hospitality. The property has now undergone a complete renovation and as one of the first international luxury hotel brands in Lusaka. The reopening marks a new standard set for luxury in the region.
Tim Rangi, Cluster General Manager, InterContinental Lusaka, said: “InterContinental Lusaka has been a landmark in the city for over 50 years and the past two years have been memorable for our team with major renovations to open a new chapter. We will continue to elevate the experience at InterContinental Lusaka to deliver an unprecedented lifestyle choice in the capital of Zambia.”
Luxury design for functionality
With InterContinental Hotels & Resorts pioneering luxury travel across the globe since 1946, InterContinental Lusaka is one of the brand’s legacy hotels. It was designed in 1968 by architect William B. Tabler under the lead of industry pioneer Neal Prince, IHG’s Lead Designer at the time.
This time the hotel worked with London-based designer Dexter Moren Associates, who created a scheme influenced by rich Zambian materials, patterns and high-quality furnishings. Rooms & public areas have been designed to cater to local & international business & leisure guests seeking discreet luxury. For a distinctively luxurious atmosphere, the design also incorporated Zambia’s unique lines and warm colours – emerald green and copper – creating harmony between materials for an exquisite finish.
Luxurious amenities and suites for all needs
InterContinental Lusaka now has four types of room that are tailored to various needs, including spacious Classic Rooms, Junior Suites, Executive Suites to Presidential suites.
The seven-storey hotel has 106 non-smoking guest rooms with 87 suites.
InterContinental Lusaka provides authentic experiences that amplify the spirit of both the city and the countryside with particular attention having been given to symbolic features of Zambia’s beautiful scenery in the intricate details of the copper décor.
Delectable culinary journeys and meeting experiences
After a long hiatus, guests can now indulge in an array of new restaurants. The Makumbi Club Lounge on the 7th floor is a unique feature, offering a serene indoor and outdoor dining experience from breakfast, high tea and evening canapes with a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The Makumbi Club Lounge also offers four private meeting rooms and an outdoor deck, a perfect place for relaxation.
Diners could also opt to savour the best tastes of Italian cuisine along with all international delicacies at “Curate” presented by seasoned chef Chef Giuliano. The all-day dining restaurant also offers freshly prepared breakfast, buffet selection of pastries, fresh squeezed juices, salads, cold cuts and a live cooking station.
Hotel signature Botanical Bar offers gin cocktails including the Zambian Signature “Iconic” Gin manufactured in Zambia with the art of Swiss precision, combined with Zambia‘s lushness and “lightness of being”.
In addition to offering an outstanding ambiance, accommodation, food and beverage offerings and boasts a state-of-the-art conference facilities for both small and large meetings, conference and social events up to 700 guests.
IHG Hotels & Resorts has been delivering True Hospitality in meetings and events for decades, and has combined this wealth of knowledge, with industry best practices and the expertise behind IHG Way of Clean, to bolster the global Meet with Confidence commitment.
MultiChoice launches GOtv Stream in Zambia. A new way to experience the best of sports and entertainment!
NO stranger to bringing entertainment into homes across the nation, MultiChoice is expanding its online offering, by introducing GOtv Stream to GOtv customers across Zambia.
“It is no secret that more and more people are leaning toward streaming services to experience uninterrupted entertainment that’s uninhibited by infomercials and ads. GOtv Stream is just another way MultiChoice Zambia is continuing our trend of upward innovation, as we strive to evolve with our audiences and their viewing needs.”, says Leah Kooma, Managing Director, MultiChoice Zambia
MultiChoice and DStv have already made their presence in the digital space with their online platform – DStv Stream, and now GOtv customers can enjoy the same user-friendly, and personalized streaming at their fingertips. The new feature allows viewers to seamlessly watch their favourite programmes and other content on electronic devices, keeping them connected at any time and from anywhere.
Ms Kooma reiterates that, “You may recall, GOtv was officially launched in Zambia on 5th September 2011, and now with the introduction of GOtv Stream customers will enjoy a great online service. What drives innovation for us, is providing our customers with the content they love, in the way that best suits them. As the home of the best sports and entertainment we will continue to deliver unrivalled value and choice for our customers”.
She adds: “GOtv Stream is an online service that will allow all GOtv customers take a subscription and enjoy our content anywhere and at any time. The launch of GOtv will allow us to expand our online offering and bring more great entertainment closure to the customers”.
Some of the functionality available are; Live TV, TV guide, CatchUp, use on up to four devices, downloading content to devices, and Live Chat. All paid up GOtv customers, with an internet connection can download and use GOtv Stream for free – available on Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 2nd December, 2023)
Government secures an equity partner for Mopani Copper Mines
FOLLOWING the ongoing negotiations to revamp operations at Mopani Copper Mines on the Copperbelt, Government has finally secured an equity partner.
The Equity partner being International Resources Holdings (IRH) an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Conglomerate International holding was selected after an extensive process.
The process was undertaken by ZCCM-IH, together with Rose Child and Company, a company based in South Africa.
In carrying out the process of revamping the mine, which started last year in June, the process focussed on assessing Mopani’s balance sheet due to high level indebtedness and also finding a suitable partner for sustainable development.
Announcing the development, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe said the selection of an equity partner will help restore life back into Mopani.
“I wish to announce and I am so glad and exited to announce that after extensive and thorough process, Government through the directors of ZCCM-IH have appointed a strategic equity partner for Mopani. The preferred partner selected is International Resource Holding Limited an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Conglomerate International holding company,” he said.
He said the partner selected is expected to inject funds into Mopani to stabilise short term work requirements, completion of the mine projects and unlock its potential.
Mr Kabuswe also stated that the equity partner will also reset the existing relationship with Glencore.
He further added that other details of the development at Mopani will be announced in due course when signing of the deal is being made.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 1st December, 2023)
Over 30 people trapped after a mine accident in Chingola
MORE than 30 people are believed to be trapped in an open pit mine in Chingola district on the Copperbelt after a mining accident.
Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Mwiimbu said the affected are trapped as a result of earth collapsing and has since asked the nation at large to put the affected in prayer.
Mr Mwiimbu speaking in Parliament said more than 30 people are trapped and the rescue team is on site
“May I just inform the nation that we have a tragedy that is brewing in Chingola where a number of our people have been affected by a collapse of the open pit in Chingola. We have more than 30 people under the rubble and we are struggling to retrieve them. We would like to ask all of us to put our citizens in prayer,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 1st December, 2023)