New Lansmore Hotel unveiled in Gaborone
by Kabelo Seitshiro
A luxurious five star Lansmore, a Lonrho hotel, this week unveiled the hotel logo at the Masa Centre located at Central Business District, while waiting for the trading license.
Lansmore Hotel General Manager, Rupert Elliott, told Sunday Standard that the hotel is targeting everyone and added that they expect that the guests will be mainly corporate clients but hoped to generate a thriving food and beverage outlet as well as conferencing and banqueting.
Elliot further highlighted that apart from the hotel general manager and some management positions, the hotel has employed entirely local people and is relying on their naturally friendly disposition to make this a unique place.
“We are the first; the next Lansmore will be in Libreville, Gabon. In Gaborone, we had hoped to open on June 18th but have yet to be given our license,” he stated.
Elliot said that the hotel has 153 bedrooms, 99 Lansmore rooms, 44 Club rooms, 8 suites and also a coffee shop called Espretto, which will be self service.
He further revealed that there will be an African sourced coffee, a shop which will turn into a cocktail bar at night, fine dining restaurant ‘La Touche de Provence’ serving local specials and fine cuisine, roof top swimming pool for residents only, and a roof top bar.
“Our conferencing will be around 200 people, superfast free wifi, excellence in all areas, especially service and cuisine,” Elliot explained.
He said they are ready to compete with the local and international market on a bigger scale and attract a whole new type of tourists to Gaborone. He said Lansmore Masa Square seeks to boast tourism in Botswana and added that as a new product, they intend to be the best hotel in the country as they have the structure. He said they have good facilities beyond client’s expectations.
He stated that what is unique about the centre is its variety of restaurants and infinity swimming pool.
Elliot said that the project cost $4,000,000 and the construction of the structure was done by International Construction Consortium (Pvt) Ltd.