LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Sunbird Tourism plc, Malawi’s leading hospitality service provider has signed an agreement with Mtalimanja Holdings to manage the magnificent Kalipano country resort in Dowa district as the 10th property under the Sunbird Portfolio and the facility is expected to commence operations effective May 1, 2023.
Kalipano facility has 54 rooms, three meeting rooms, bar, indoor restaurant, and offers a wide range of leisure facilities and activities that include; the magnificent Kalipano dam for experiential fishing, agri-excursions, outdoor swimming pool, water sports, two event gardens and a planned floating restaurant.
According to press statement issued by Sunbird, Kalipano could be a perfect choice for leisure as well as corporate groups looking for more than a stay, but a relaxing sustainable tourism experience nestled amongst the endless scenic views, complimented by Sunbird’s unique, excellent and personalized service.
The statement said that Sunbird Tourism is excited with this new venture that underscores the brand’s commitment to collaborating with local exceptional and inspiring entrepreneurs, as they continue to transfer exceptional skills and elevate the standards of tourism in Malawi.
It reads “Sunbird is thrilled to welcome Kalipano country resort to the Sunbird Group, while committing to offer unrivalled guest experience, powered by excellent and personalised service.
“Sunbird Tourism continues to focus on the expansion of its foot print and brand extension through management contracts in order to ensure delivery of a rich and diverse tourism experience for our guests while leading the drive to position Malawi as the preferred tourism destination for economic empowerment and job creation.
“Through management contracts the Group intends to ensure that the product offer remains attractive for both the domestic and international markets, while continuing to target new markets.
It is also indicated that under the arrangement with Sunbird Tourism, Kalipano country resort will have the distinct advantage of leveraging Sunbird Tourism’s significant investment in people, products, processes and marketing in order to position the business for growth.
“The coming on-board of Kalipano ensures that the Sunbird brand is well positioned with a product that is aligned with current and emerging trends, and is a response to development of new markets focusing on responsible, sustainable, as well as community activity -based tourism.
Sunbird Hotels and Resorts is Malawi’s leading hotel chain with 10 properties including four city hotels in all three regions of Malawi namely; Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Lilongwe, and Sunbird Mzuzu, three popular beach resorts along Lake Malawi namely; Sunbird Waterfront, Sunbird Livingstonia, Sunbird Nkopola, a beachside Inn on the northern lakeshore, Sunbird Chintheche.
Apart from that, Sunbird also owns an iconic mountain resort in the former capital city; Sunbird Kuchawe. Sunbird Hotels & Resorts” the home of hospitality’’ is known for offering excellent and personalized services, great cuisine and comfortable accommodation.