SERENA’S GEOGRAPHICAL SPREAD COVERS NOT JUST EASTERN AFRICA BUT MOZAMBIQUE TOO
(Posted 22nd June 2017)
The Polana Serena Hotel has always given its clients reasons to fall in love with it and today has opened up travel to Mozambique for many more visitors who trust the Serena brand. With well over 20 properties on their portfolio list does Serena cover Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda but has spread its wings to Portuguese speaking Mozambique nearly two decades ago already
From its vantage location in the fascinating city of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country offering enough to justify an entry into a ‘must visit’ bucket list, does the Polana offer spectacular views across the Indian Ocean and has become a magnet for business visitors and tourists alike.
Maputo is a city of magnificent views that just take your breath away, architectural designs and décor which brings alive the golden era of the 1920’s when the hotel was originally built. The Maisha Health club with its secret garden and private indoor pool, offers the guests delights such as afternoon teas served in a style calmingly reminiscent of yesteryear. Spirited entertainment with local talent gives guests staying at the Polana an idea how vibrant the local culture is, and always has been,
Now the landmark hotel is aptly described as the ‘Grand ol’ Dame‘ of Maputo’ hospitality scene and gives visitors a new reason to fall in love all over again, this time with the fresh and inspiring style taken with the newly refurbished Polana Mar Wing.
The hotel was first built in 1922 designed by then world famous architect, Walter Reid and has been renovated at various stages over the years. In 1971, an additional wing, the Polana Mar was added.
Serena Hotels carried out a refurbishment and upgrade of the main building in 1999 – 2000 and has now just completed a renovation of the Polana Mar wing which has 66 rooms spread over 3 floors with different room types – Prime, Executive and family rooms.
A majority of the rooms overlook the beautiful bay of Maputo, bringing an intrepid feel to an experience that is heightened by the classic colonial yet vibrant and ethnic design. The architecture was inspired by elements of local culture, art and nature which have been so elegantly and colorfully presented in the rooms and the corridors, you will be sure to love the perfect blend of the contemporary and modern feel with the old world comfort but blended with the old traditions of Portuguese splendor seen in palaces and mansions.
And for families, the big news is the ‘Serena Kids Club’ which has been created at the Polana Mar includes a playroom with toys, games and a wide selection of children’s movies.
The Polana Serena Hotel provides its guest with that exceptional hotel experience that makes Maputo the ideal place to visit whether for business or for pleasure.
Mozambique offers visitors national parks, long white sand beaches and intimate small resorts on several of the islands off the mainland coast and can be reached from Nairobi with Kenya Airways which offers nonstop flights to Maputo.
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