Element, Starwood’s eco-innovation lab, with a nature-inspired, clean and modern design philosophy will debut in Africa with the 105 all-suite Element Oyster Bay Dar-es-Salaam. The hotel will not only mark the debut of Element brand into Africa but will also be Starwood’s first hotel in Tanzania in East Africa. Owned by Opulent Hotel Group, the hotel will be operated under a franchise arrangement and is scheduled to open in 2018.
“We are excited with the success we are seeing in the continent. Franchising has opened up new opportunities for us and is a strategy that is helping drive growth of our mid-market brands. We are also beginning to see more and more opportunities for conversion and are pursuing them actively. We are confident that this will give further impetus to our growth trajectory. We remain focused on choosing the right partner, and the right brand in established, emerging as well as unexplored but interesting destinations,” said Neil George, Senior Vice President Acquisition & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Africa & Middle East.
This ocean front property offers bay views in a suburban neighborhood. Located in the most affluent area of Dar es Salaam, the hotel is within walking distance of Slipway Arts and Crafts Center and Banks.
Experience the charm of a classic Zanzibar setting with a touch of ancient Arabian mystique, this exquisite 10-room boutique hotel is set within a traditional Zanzibar house, built on what was once a tea house. Sitting only a few paces from the Indian Ocean and within the World Heritage site.
Situated on Kelele Square in the heart of Stone Town, Beyt Al Salaam is just 100 yards from the beach. This renovated tea house features Zanzibari-style décor. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with satellite TV, a safety deposit box and tea-and-coffee making facilities. Each en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and shower.
Beyt Al Chai Restaurant serves a fusion of Zanzibari and European cuisine, as well as a variety of fresh seafood.
Beyt Al Salaam is located just 0.6 miles from the House of Wonders and 1.2 miles from Darajani Market. Zanzibar Airport is 5 miles away.
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