The Tourism and Hotel Board has awarded hotels and lodges star rating based on their improved performance.
In a statement, the board said it has awarded the three-star status to two hotels—Sunbird Ku Chawe in Zomba and Lotus by Serendib Hotel in Blantyre and three lodges Chelinda Camp in Nyika National Park in Rumphi, Mvuu Camp Lodge in Liwonde National Park and Game Haven in Bvumbwe, Thyolo.
The board also gave Satemwa Huntington House in Thyolo a three-star rating and Blue Waters by Serendib in Salima a two star rating.
This comes after the board approved results of the Licensing and Standards Advisory Committee of the Malawi Star Grading System for the third and fourth quarters of 2017/18 financial year.
A joint statement signed by chairperson of the Tourism and Hotels Board Connie Msiska and director of tourism Isaac Katopola, who is also Secretary of Tourism and Hotels Board said the hotel star grading indicates the property’s commitment to quality service and standards as indicated by the stars.
Reads the statement: “The exercise leads to an overall improvement in service levels and physical facilities of a property.”
Sunbird Tourism plc board chairperson Phillip Madinga said they are delighted that Sunbird Ku Chawe has retained a star rating, adding that indicates that the hotel is doing well and is on the right track towards attaining a four star rating.
“Our aspiration is that the rating should continue to improve,” he said.