For over 15 years the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam hotel has been the firm favourite of business and leisure tourists finding themselves in this vibrant, culturally rich Tanzanian city. Preserving their reputation and maintaining the high level of commitment to their guests and the brand, the hotel just completed a major refurbishment of all 152 en-suite rooms – standard and executive rooms, as well as suites.

Tsogo Sun and Blacksmith Interior Inspiration, a well-known industry-experienced interior designing outfit, collaborated to ensure that the designs of the bedrooms were practical, and combined global hotel design trends and standards with local market requirements. Cognisant of the city’s tropical climatic conditions, typified by hot and humid weather throughout much of the year, the refurbishment aimed for a modern, light feel involving a complete redecoration and replacement of furniture, drapes, lighting, amenities and the addition of new timber-looking floors that better suits the city’s very humid conditions. Additionally, all rooms were fitted with upgraded air-conditioning units and the associated chilled water pipework and insulation were refurbished.

“A great hotel anticipates normal wear and tear, and reacts quickly to upgrade and maintain the offering that guests are accustomed to. With the refurbishment we are assured to maintain our status as the best ‘4-star’ hotel in the city, providing both our numerous international guests and our loyal regulars from Tanzania with comfortable rooms, quality facilities and spectacular service,” says Adam Fuller, General Manager at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam hotel.

Located in the heart of the city, the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam hotel is just 14 kilometres from the airport; is in close proximity to the Diplomatic Quarter and Corporate market locations; is adjacent to the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre; and offers various leisure experiences. Perfect for both business and leisure travellers alike.