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October 17, 2012

The Victoria Falls Hotel – Newsletter October 2012

108 Years old and still offering the best hospitality in Victoria Falls.

The Victoria Falls Hotel in 1904 – The Year it originally opened and as it is today.

New General Manager Appointed:

The Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership, made up of African Sun and Meikles Hospitality, has appointed a new General Manager for the hotel. He is Mr Guilio Togni, who will take up the post on November 1. Mr Togni brings many years’ experience in hospitality management, most recently as Manager of The Royal Livingstone Hotel just across the Zambezi River in Livingstone, Zambia. Previous career experience has been obtained at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa and at hotels such as Radisson SAS Waterfront, Carlucci’s Delicatessen, The Beverly Hills Sun Inter-Continental and The Cellar Country House. He has been in the industry for almost 20 years and looks forward to welcoming guests from across the world to The Victoria Falls Hotel.

The 2012/2013 Refurbishment is under way:

The continuous upgrading of all aspects of The Victoria Falls Hotel is an essential component in our drive to ensure that the hotel is second to none. A number of recent refurbishment activities have been undertaken as part of the current overall programme:

• Flat-screen TVs have been installed in all of the hotels 161 rooms and suites
• New mattresses have been placed in all of our deluxe rooms and suites
• New feather pillows and duvets have been introduced in all deluxe rooms and suites
• New linen has been placed in all deluxe rooms and suites

Coming Up:

• Mini bars will be installed for all 161 rooms and suites after January 2013
• New mattresses will be placed in all standard rooms after November 2012
• New feather pillows, duvets and linen will be placed in all standard rooms after November 2012

In the Stables Wing, 42 deluxe rooms and two honeymoon suites will see changes:
replacement of carpets, curtains and furniture, as well as a soft refurbishment of the bathrooms. Work on this will take place between December 2012 and March 2013.

Suite refurbishment is also taking place in the 45, 55, Songwe, Baines and Livingstone suites. Full refurbishment of these suites will be undertaken, including enlargement of their floor space. Work will be completed by June 2013.

The Livingstone Room, which is the hotel’s flagship dining venue, will undergo total refurbishment, with incorporation of a new verandah and entrance from the courtyard. The Livingstone Room will be closed for the entire month of February 2013 to enable this work to be carried out.

Stanley’s Bar will be moved to Stanley’s Room to allow for more seating capacity on the Terrace, and this will have been done by June 2013. The swimming pool area will see conversion of the old kitchen to a pavilion for guest use by June 2013. Complete re-laying and refurbishment of the tennis courts is under way and this will be complete by November 2012. Soft refurbishment of the main lounge, Bulawayo Room and e-lounge is scheduled for completion by June 2013.

Thanks and Regards,
Blessing Munyenyiwa
Group Sales & Marketing Director Meikles Hospitality

For more information or bookings please contact us:
African Travel Solutions Ltd
The Columbarium, Home Farm,
Cringle Road, Stoke Rochford,
Lincolnshire, NG33 5EG.
Tele/Fax: + 44 (0) 1476 530927
Cell: + 44 (0) 7780 579306

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