Innovative Hotels Offer Ideal Base in Maputo
Hip Chic Hotels, launched in 2000, has already earned a reputation for offering high quality at reasonable prices. The group’s Mangas Villa Hotel, ideally located in the heart of Maputo but surrounded by lush gardens, is “an oasis in the city”, according to Marco Rodrigues, Manager. Hip Chic’s Arabias Boutique Hotel, featuring Middle Eastern décor, is based on an innovative concept: it creates a fantasy environment for its guests.
Mangas Villa Hotel has around 40 rooms, most with garden views and all equipped with cable T
V, air-conditioning, and wireless Internet access. The boutique property is a popular choice among international business travelers, representatives of NGOs, celebrities and government officials thanks to its high-quality European-style service, peaceful garden with a swimming pool, excellent restaurant and bar, and very friendly atmosphere.
Excellent quality-price ratio
Hip Chic Hotel’s new Arabias Boutique Hotel, which also has a beautiful pool, has already become very popular as a base for trend-setting travelers and as a location for weddings and other special events. Mr. Rodrigues says, “What makes our hotels special is their relaxed atmosphere, youthful staff, great restaurants, European standards, and very competitive prices. Our quality-price ratio is one of the best in Maputo.” Branca Sousa, Manager, adds, “This is a family-owned business and our guests feel at home in our hotels and keep coming back.”
Both hotels are being expanded to meet growing demand, and some guestrooms will be combined to create larger rooms. Mr. Rodrigues anticipates continued strong growth for Mozambique’s economy and for Hip Chic Hotels. He says, “Mozambique is a beautiful country with friendly people and many high-potential opportunities. This country is an important gateway to Africa and a hub linking Africa and Asia. We welcome international travelers and investors to come here, stay in our hotels, and experience everything that Mozambique has to offer.”