Masa Square – the centre of Gaborone’s opulent lifestyle in the city – has spruced up its image to enhance its offerings to its clientele. The newly refurbished lifestyle hotspot was officially re-launched by Tourism minister Tshekedi Khama who hailed the management of Masa Square Hotel for its efforts in diversifying the tourism sector. Khama said from a tourism perspective Masa Centre shows that there is synergy between investors, his ministry and the key stakeholders. He said investors should be appreciated because the launch of the new additions is a very great investment done at a cost of P40 million. “Masa is the first entity to develop a product like this in Gaborone and I think we should consider where we come from because looking at the facility that is why re-investment had to take place. Ke a le akgola,” he said.
Some of the new additions are a fully renovated foyer and reception, the introduction of Don Carlos Restaurant and Carlitos Café. The terrace area has also been renovated with a cafe style wooden deck and covered sitting spilling out to the piazza. The 30 fully furnished modern stay suites are designed for comfort and convenience for business or leisure travelers opting for a self-catering executive style stay. Of date the suites have already begun receiving occupants. General Manager Greg Soutter said they are extremely excited about the big changes at the place. “This is truly a well-diversified offering for everyone, and is simply yet another step in our journey towards being a hospitality brand that rivals all others,” he said.
Masa Square Hotel falls under Natural Mystic managed by Aha hotels and lodges whose portfolio also includes the likes of Chobe Marina Lodge. Director of Shakawe, Kate Maphage said the upgrading of the hotel was a major milestone for Masa Hotel partners, Botswana investors and foreign ones. Masa Square Hotel Chairman Guido Giachetti boasted that the new restaurants offer Mediterranean dishes and very flavoursome meals that the customers will indulge in.