GRAN MELIA ELA WEBLeading luxury Spanish hotel brand, Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, have opened  the doors to their stunning hotel in Tanzania.

Based in the heart of Arusha within Northern Tanzania,  the luxurious resort will provide visitors a base to explore the natural beauty of some of Africa’s most striking landscapes, including the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro.

Amongst the mountains

The luxury hotel will boast both a beautiful and convenient location for international and regional travellers, located just a 45-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and a 20-minute drive from Arusha Airport. Set amongst the backdrop of Mount Meru, Tanzania's second highest peak, the property will also lend itself well to business travellers, offering a state-of-the-art, 600-person capacity conference centre and meeting facilities in the diplomatic hub of Tanzania. The hotel will also feature 171 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites designed with earthy interiors and contemporary furniture to provide a calming atmosphere for guests. The rooms are complete with private balconies, offering panoramic views over Mount Meru and the hotel’s luscious surrounding gardens.

Spa & wellness

Guests to the Gran Meliá Arusha will have the opportunity to sit back and relax with the state-of-the-art Spa & Wellness Centre, offering a selection of detox and anti-stress therapies dedicated to enhancing beauty and balance, using rituals to stimulate the senses. The spa has a heated outdoor pool which is surrounded by views of Mount Meru and landscaped gardens. Other hotel facilities will include a gym, hairdressing salon and a shopping boutique.

Eco-friendly efforts

In an effort to be as sustainable as possible, and in line with Melia Hotels International’s dedication to being environmentally conscious, the hotel has been created with environmentally friendly materials and a plastic-free commitment. Gran Meliá Arusha will bottle guests’ water on site as an alternative to plastic bottles, and the resort will see its own spice and vegetable garden which will supply the restaurants with seasonal produce.

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