April 2013: The elegant Protea Hotel Ryalls in central Blantyre has received a gorgeous facelift that covers public and private areas. The hotel is also introducing 4 new luxury suites to its offering.
Situated in the central business district of Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi, Protea Hotel Ryalls is perfectly located for business travellers and holidaymakers alike.
The hotel accommodation is spacious, graceful and comfortable, comprising 117 air-conditioned and en-suite rooms, with satellite TV amongst its facilities, as well as wireless internet access. Protea Hotel Ryalls is one of the most technologically advanced in the country - the hotel for any results-orientated executive.
The hotel’s restaurant and public areas have been given an elegant new look and the hotel rooms are comfortable and plush with new bedding, new décor and artwork, new light fittings, new carpets and new curtains.
The addition of four sumptuous suites is one of the highlights of the property’s facelift. They are generously proportioned and provide all the fundamentals that any executive traveller could possibly want from a luxury suite. The Protea Hotel Ryalls is an ideal venue for conferencing, with facilities for up to 200 delegates. The conference centre also provides business services.
After a hard and stressful day GUESTS can either relax at the newly renovated pool or work up a sweat in the Fitness Centre. For those who want to relax more, the Protea Hotel Ryalls offers sundowners at the cocktail bar, while dining in the "21" Grill and Coffee Shop offers an excellent experience in local taste, colour and cuisine.
Protea Hotels Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue, Danny Bryer, says Malawi is one of the countries in Africa that is showing massive potential as business travel increases.
“The country’s growth rate is projected to be greater than 5% in the year ahead, which is extremely exciting for the hospitality industry. “Like Malawi, much of East Africa is doing extremely well and bodes well for economic growth in the region.
“In fact economists Ricardo Hausmann and César Hidalgo, researchers at the Harvard Center for Economic Development, not long ago produced their new Atlas of Economic Complexity and in their global ranking of GDP growth to 2020, Malawi features in the global Top 10 list that is led by Uganda.”