Flattered, stunned, delighted and surprised (well not really we all love it) – what to say?
When Conde Nast Traveller published their ‘Gold Standard – all-time favourite hotels’ – we were of course intrigued as to what would be featured – as expected The Maldives, Bali, Bangkok, Paris, Nepal, Kyoto etc – but Dar es Salaam – surely some mistake – but sure enough with a familiar Merwelene van der Merwe picture of Kim Smith’s iconic natural colour palette taking up the majority of one page – plus a further two pictures and a write up ‘to die for’ it is indeed The Oyster Bay.
Sharing a page with The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok and Le Pavillon de la Reine in Paris is not something we expect for a hotel in Dar es Salaam and we are delighted to be able to ‘wave the flag’ for this city that we all love so much and to be able to ‘do our bit’ for promoting Tanzania as a world class tourist destination. Maretha especially is positively the best ambassador for Dar advising guests on all the best places to visit to enjoy the local vibe.
As you can imagine we are all basking in a ‘rosy glow’ – or should that be ‘golden glow’?