Lusaka Hotel, situated along Cairo road is the oldest functioning hotel in Zambia. It was established in 1926.
Thomson told reporters at the hotel Monday morning that ” the challenges of the past year have prompted the company to take stock of our future, and as a result, we are cofident that the programme we have started will ensure that Lusaka hotel will remain competitive and profitable in the next decade.”
He said the cost of the restructuring is estimated at US$250, 000 and that part of the money will come from internal sources while some will be outsourced from financial institutions.
He said all the rooms at the hotel will under-go extensive rehabilitation in terms of room fittings, fixtures and amenities.
Thomson revealed that the reticulation system, both water and electrical will be fully upgraded to ensure efficiency and effective service for the guests.
He said part of the rehabilitation programme will result in strategic ground-floor sapce converted into a retail Mall for more shops and boutiques.
He said the hotel will not be closed during th period of the renovations as the work will be done section by section.
He said Lusaka hotel notes that a lot of new hotels have sprung up in Zambia but brags that ‘as the Oldest hotel in the country, we have established our own truly Zambian hospitality that is branded with the needs of the regional and international travelling.’