The Lux Collective has opened a new resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania, marking the brand’s first property in East Africa.
Located at Pwani Mchangani on the North-East coast, the hotel commenced its operations as LUX* Marijani Zanzibar from 1 July 2023, as part of a partnership with ZK Venture Company.
Key features of the hotel include 82 rooms and suites, a private pristine beachfront view views across the Indian Ocean, modern Arabic architecture and design, restaurants with international and local cuisine, a spa with tailored holistic wellbeing experiences, a pool and other amenities.
The hotel is about a one-hour drive from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.
Guests can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Stone Town, Old Fort Zanzibar, 19th Century Hamamni Persian Baths to Jozani Forest nature trail and Spice Farm tour that traces back to the historic spice trade.
Mr Paul Jones, Chief Executive Officer of The Lux Collective said: “We are privileged and excited to partner with the ZK Venture Company in Zanzibar to operate this five-star boutique beach resort, raising its luxury quotient and service to yet another level.
“This marks the start of our meaningful partnership in the region of East Africa where the tourism potential is limitless. We are confident that the partnership will elevate our flagship luxury brand LUX* as we continue to expand our footprint globally.”
A focus for the resort is encouraging environmental-conscious tourism and supporting local community. Ms Natasha Manji of ZK Venture Company said: “Collaborating with LUX* to rebrand our luxurious resort, I envision LUX* Marijani Zanzibar to become a gem in Zanzibar where the beauty of nature, distinctive culinary experiences and sustainable wellbeing journeys will be uniquely attractive.”
The Lux Collective currently manages 17 operating resorts and hotels in Mauritius, Maldives, Ile de la Reunion, China and Tanzania with a total of 12 hotels in its current development pipeline in Asia and Middle East.