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First Hyatt Hotel Announced In Zimbabwe with the Opening of Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles
Following extensive renovation, the five-star hotel opens in Zimbabwe in an iconic 109-year-old property located in the charming city center of Harare

CHICAGO (May 13, 2024) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today the first Hyatt hotel in Zimbabwe has opened with the opening of Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles, marking a significant milestone in the hospitality landscape of the country. The five-star property aims to offer an unmatched guest experience, combining elements of Zimbabwean hospitality with the Hyatt Regency brand’s signature excellence. Guests can expect contemporary rooms, diverse dining options, and an expansive array of amenities and services, to provide an unforgettable stay.

Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Harare, the newly branded Hyatt Regency property was originally established in 1915, offering 312 rooms in its north and south wings, each overlooking distinctive views of Africa Unity Square. The property has long been celebrated for its unparalleled hospitality and timeless elegance. With a rich history and commitment to excellence, Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles offers guests an exceptional starting point for exploring Zimbabwe’s natural wonders and culture experiences, boasting an eclectic mix of modern architecture, bustling markets, and cultural landmarks such as the National Gallery and the Harare Gardens.

Commenting on the opening, Javier Aguila, Group President, EAME, Hyatt said, “We are thrilled to announce the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Zimbabwe, continuing the brand’s legacy in Africa and bringing the Hyatt Regency guest experience to the country. This debut underscores our dedication to growing our brand footprint in new destinations, contributing to the growth and development of the country's tourism sector, while providing exceptional service and creating memorable moments for our World of Hyatt members and guests."

Tinashe Munjoma, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles, expressed his enthusiasm for the grand opening, stating, "We are honored to continue the legacy of this esteemed property and bring the renowned Hyatt Regency guest experience to the Zimbabwean market. This grand opening marks a great milestone for the country’s hospitality industry and we look forward to welcoming even more global travelers seeking diverse cultural experiences in Harare by leveraging the track record and expertise of a global hospitality brand.”

Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles will offer a seamless blend of modern and traditional, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, world-class dining options, and personalized service tailored to meet the needs of every guest. From business travelers to adventure seekers and those looking for a serene getaway, the hotel helps guests immerse themselves in the unique beauty and vibrant spirit of Africa.

Elevated Wellness

Guests can indulge in a relaxing and luxurious spa experience at Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles. The spa offers a haven for relaxation with a range of services including massages, body wraps, facials, and aromatherapy. Guests longing to disconnect can also relax in the sauna.

Distinct Services and Amenities

The hotel offers a comprehensive selection of services and amenities for guests. The fitness center is equipped with the latest Techno Gym equipment for a full-body workout. Guests can also escape to the tranquil pool deck located on the first floor, with scenic views of the city.

Additionally, Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles offers versatile meeting spaces suitable for boardroom discussions, grand banquets, and large conferences. With more than 21,527 square feet (2,000 square meters) of available space, the property offers eight distinct meeting spaces with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and unique workstations.

Diverse Culinary Offerings

At Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles, the culinary offerings delight guests looking for a range of dining options, whether it's a fine dining experience, a live cooking culinary treat, a relaxed afternoon tea, or a refreshing cocktail at the bar.

The Kitchen, a new all-day dining restaurant, overlooks the beautiful Africa Unity Square, and is set to provide wholesome food and an ambiance to match the hotel’s new brand.  

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of March 31, 2024, the Company's portfolio included more than 1,300 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 78 countries across six continents. The Company's offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®Grand Hyatt®Hyatt Regency®Hyatt®Hyatt Vacation Club®Hyatt Place®Hyatt House®Hyatt Studios, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®Alila®Andaz®Thompson Hotels®Dream® Hotels, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt®; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®Destination by Hyatt®, and JdV by Hyatt®; and the Inclusive Collection, including Impression by SecretsHyatt Ziva®Hyatt Zilara®Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa ResortsSecrets® Resorts & SpasBreathless Resorts & Spas®Dreams® Resorts & SpasHyatt Vivid Hotels & ResortsAlua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Mr & Mrs Smith™, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit

About Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand is a global collection of hotels and resorts found in more than 230 locations in over 40 countries around the world. The depth and breadth of this diverse portfolio, from expansive resorts to urban city centers, is a testament to the brand’s evolutionary spirit. For more than 50 years, the Hyatt Regency brand has championed fresh perspectives and enriching experiences, while its forward-thinking philosophy provides guests with inviting spaces that bring people together and foster a spirit of community. As a hospitality original, Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts are founded on openness—our colleagues consistently serve with open minds and open hearts to deliver unforgettable celebrations, effortless relaxation and notable culinary experiences alongside expert meetings and technology-enabled collaboration. The brand prides itself on an everlasting reputation for insightful care—one that welcomes all people across all countries and cultures, generation after generation. For more information, please visit Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattRegency.


Chloe Duncan 
Hyatt – Middle East and Africa 

Gloria Kennett