CRJE’s 5-Star Rotana Johari hotel soft opens in Dar

22Nov 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
CRJE’s 5-Star Rotana Johari hotel soft opens in Dar

CHINESE contractor, CRJE East Africa Limited has opened its first 5-Star hotel in Dar es Salaam dubbed, ‘JohariRotana Hotel.

Dar’s Johari Rotana Hotel.


Speaking after the hotel’s soft opening earlier this week, Hu Bo, Chairman of CRJE (East Africa) Limited, Hu Bo said with 50 years of uninterrupted good performance in Tanzania, the Chinese conglomerate is excited to open the state-of-the-art Johari Rotana Hotel.

“We are proud to support the government’s efforts to enhance the hospitality infrastructure and promote the country’s famous tourist attractions, as well as its commercial capital Dar es Salaam,” Bo said during the soft opening ceremony.

“Johari Rotana is the ninth international-standard 5-star hotel we have built in Tanzania. With our rich experience in the hotel construction business and the ever-changing local market, we understand the needs of travellers; the magnificent Johari Rotana will surely satisfy these needs,” Bo added. He said the project has been realised in partnership to with International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment wing of the World Bank and Rotana, which manages the property.

Further cementing its presence in Africa’s fast-growing hospitality sector, Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey, announced today the soft opening of Johari Rotana in Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam. The new five-star property marks the company’s entrance to the East African market.

Commenting on the soft opening, Guy Hutchinson who is acting CEO of Rotana said as part of the company’s long-term strategy, Africa remained a key focus market. “With the opening of the Johari Rotana, the company has reached a significant milestone in our journey. Setting new standards in architecture, design, technology, offerings, and service excellence, Johari Rotana, our first property in East Africa, heralds a new hospitality experience in the region,” Hutchison said.

Offering diverse dining experiences, Johari Rotana features four stylish dining venues, including the lobby lounge Kibo, an all-day dining restaurant Zafarani, an upscale Chinese restaurant Noble House and the informal Hamilton’s Gastropub. The new hotel also boasts the largest meeting and conference facility in Tanzania, a 900sqm ballroom with a 6.5-meter ceiling height that can also be divided into three smaller venues.

“We are confident that our spacious rooms and suites, wide selection of food and beverage venues, advanced meeting and conference facilities – including Tanzania’s largest ballroom – and unsurpassed wellness and recreation facilities will appeal to our guests and provide a competitive advantage in the market,” Hutchison added.

The property also features six additional meeting rooms with captivating views of the waterfront a dedicated business centre, Class-A offices, and an indoor parking facility, making it an ideal choice for both business and leisure guests.