Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) started the refurbishment of its Bulawayo property, Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel, on February 1. Work will continue until March 31 and the hotel will remain closed during this period.

Rainbow Tourism Group Corporate Communications and Innovations Manager, Pride Khumbula commented: “The scope of the refurbishment will cover the overhaul of the hotel’s entire plumbing system, the replacement of the critical in-room fixtures, guest lifts and the overhaul of all 181 guest room bathrooms. Our timing was influenced by the seasonal nature of the business. We are currently in our low season, which runs until the end of March, which is characterised by low occupancies. To ensure minimal disruption to our valued customers, we have transferred all bookings to our tried-and-tested extensive RTG Virtual Partners, which have excellent facilities that meet our standards and expectations. We have also seconded some of our staff to our RTG Virtual Partner establishments to ensure that we continue to provide the RTG refreshing style of service that our customers have grown accustomed to.”

RTG was established in 1992 and is a major player in Zimbabwe’s tourism industry. Listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, the company has expanded into the regional markets through management contracts and strategic alliances. Apart from the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel, the group also operates Rainbow Towers Hotel and Conference Centre and the New Ambassador Hotel (Harare); Kadoma Hotel & Conference Centre (Kadoma); A’Zambezi River Lodge and Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel (Victoria Falls).