Holiday Inn meeting rooms in Harare
There is a strong need for meeting rooms in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Known up to1982 as Salisbury, it is the country’s largest city, and an important hub of trade, communication and commerce. Harare is a stoically independent city with a strong commitment to improvement and investment. We at Holiday Inn Harare play an important role in promoting commerce and tourism to Zimbabwe.
Harare has undergone many changes in recent times. The demolition of the slums and shanty towns, while controversial at the time, was followed by a mass rebuilding program to improve living conditions and reduce crime. Recently, a two-way trade and investment memorandum of understanding was drawn up between the Zimbabwe Investment Authority and South Africa’s Trade and Investment Limpopo, to promote investment and further expand the economy. This is already proving fruitful.
Investment and finance places great demand on well equipped meeting rooms. Harare business people are fortunate in having us at Holiday Inn to call upon. Our eight modern, well-equipped meeting rooms will seat up to 300 people in air-conditioned comfort, with a high-tech business centre and internet access. Our attractive, high-rise premises are conveniently located in the city centre, close to the shopping malls, markets, and business and financial districts. We are also surrounded by many of Harare’s loveliest green spaces, including Coronation Park, Alexandra Park and Harare Botanical Gardens. With ample parking and rapid links to the airport, we are the perfect choice for both business and leisure guests.
As a city, Harare has much to be proud of. In recent years, it has hosted several important world summits, and in 1995 hosted the 6th All-Africa Games. More recently, it hosted some of the cricket matches for the 2003 World Cup. With a new joint-leadership now bringing a settled peace and prosperity, emphasis is being placed on investment and development of the country’s mining, manufacturing and agricultural industries.
Harare is an important trading zone for tobacco, cotton, maize and citrus fruit products, with textile, steel, chemical and gold mining plants. It is also surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Africa. When the city was established in the 19th century it was an area of swampy, ill-drained river land. This lushness remains obvious in the city parks, and the gardens and tennis courts of the affluent colonial houses in the suburbs. Drive beyond the city boundaries, and you will discover beautiful areas like Lake Manyame and Lake Chivero Recreational parks.
With major attractions like the 11th century ruins of Great Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls and Mana Pools National Park, plus the region’s black rhinos and other wildlife, to its credit, Zimbabwe is embracing ecotourism in a big way. Several small companies devoted to this area have their offices in the capital. Usually located in attractive suburbs like Mount Pleasant, these businesses also need meeting rooms in Harare. With facilities for anything from a 10-person boardroom meeting to a 300 delegate conference, we at Holiday Inn Harare are the obvious answer.
Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Meeting Rooms Harare / Holiday Inn Harare.