Construction has officially started on the Beethoven Hotel and Harare Hippodrome Conference Centre in Braeside, Harare.
The hotel will comprise 40 executive rooms, and the conference centre, which will be the largest in the country, will be able to accommodate over 6 000 delegates. An opening date has not been announced.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said construction of the hotel and conference centre would boost Zimbabwe’s competitiveness as a prime tourism destination and as a host of mega meetings, conferences and exhibitions.
“This is indeed a welcome development that will contribute to the achievement of the objectives outlined in the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy, with regard to tourism infrastructure development,” he said.