GABORONE, Botswana, August 2019 — Seasoned hotelier, Andrew Kamanga is salivating at the challenge of running Botswana’s business-first luxury hotel, as he assumes the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Masa Square Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana. Masa Square Hotel is a business-first luxury hotel that strives to redefine the hospitality experience of business and leisure travellers in Botswana, located in the heart of Gaborone’s New Central Business District (CBD).
The Hotel is designed to ensure guests become fully connected in Gaborone, whilst being able to enjoy a little indulgence during their stay. Hotel guests can look forward to enjoying a number of outstanding features when they choose Masa Square Hotel.
This includes arrival concierge, next day’s shirt pressed on arrival, high-speed WI-FI powered by a dedicated satellite link, an array of African teas, coffees and local fruit in your bedroom and the reassurance that the 24/7 guest service team is always one button away.
This flagship Hotel operated by the AHA Hotel Group can only benefit from Andrew’s over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. Kamanga has done extensive work throughout his career abroad in Florida and the British West Indies as well as excelled and diversified into the African Continent in South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia.
Furthermore, he honed his passion in the development of people and strategies, leading every project with an exceptional set of skill in Marketing, Research, Food & Beverage and Financial planning. Kamanga is a true respected leader in the industry. He possesses a very guest-centric approach and always leads from the front.
“His superb set of skills includes keeping up with the latest trends and his keen eye for detail and the ability to redesign Hotel offerings with amazing flair and creativity always delivers exceptional returns, all in all setting the Masa Square Hotel apart from its competitors.” According to the new COO, his focus will remain during his tenure on the development of Staff to create a culture that strives to offer incomparable Guest experiences.
Masa Square Hotel has established itself as the preferred choice for business and leisure tourists, and also appeals to our local clientele looking for anything from a quick bite to a gourmet meal. Masa Square Hotel is located in one of the two iconic Masa Square towers, cascading into the piazza of Masa Centre. The hotel is uniquely positioned, both literally and figuratively, to raise the bar of the service, cuisine and sense of luxury and convenience that Batswana experience, a mandate it has lived up to since opening its doors to customers in June 2012.
With 152 luxury rooms spread over 7 floors, a restaurant and café, rooftop infinity swimming pool and eventing space, Masa Square Hotel is committed to establishing luxury in Gaborone’s hospitality sector. In addition, the fully equipped Jack’s Gym at Masa Square Hotel, the renowned Absolut Gaborone, 7 flexibly designed meeting rooms with multimedia equipment, and conference facilities accommodating up to 200 people, testify to the service offering that guests can expect and most certainly experience.
Coupled with the stellar renovation of their front foyer, café and restaurant, Masa Square Hotel also introduced 30 luxury Masa Executive Apartments, a first-of-its kind offering in the local hospitality landscape, fully decked out with Italian chic décor. In addition to the Hotel’s premier hosting, apartment guests have access to concierge services which offer grocery shopping, laundry and dry cleaning services. Added to that, the luxury executive apartments offer guests the option of a buffet breakfast.
At the same time, Masa Square Hotel is dedicated to uplifting the community in which it resides, investing in the growth and development of Botswana and in the future of the nation as a whole. Masa Square Hotel is managed by AHA Hotels and Lodges. AHA also manages Chobe Marina Lodge, a leading hospitality establishment located in the heart of the Chobe area.