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Monday, 19 March 2018


P​ark Hyatt Zanzibar new Manager, Nicolas Cedro (right), addresses a media conference in Dar es Salaam recently on the hotel’s strategies to improve the hotel’s services and hotelier skills among the youths in local catering schools. On the left is Park Hyatt Marketing Communication Manager, Milvas Burnice.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar Hotel has introduced a new Hotel Manager - Nicolas Cedro who will be responsible for the running of the 5 star luxury hotel located within the UNESCO World Heritage city of Stone Town.

Cedro brings to the hotel industry in Zanzibar, a wealth of experience having worked in various prominent hotel brands like Hyatt, Melia, La Manga Club and Marriott. Educated in France in the luxury hospitality field and at only 20 years of age being tasked with the responsibility of handling the Culinary and Food & Beverage team at the French Embassy in Amman, Nicolas started building his leadership skills at a very young age and has spent the last 12 years of his career in leadership positions. He has been honored to spread the innate hospitality culture of the French people across the many countries that he has lived and worked in that include Norway, UK, China, Japan, Jordan, Spain, Qatar, Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.

Nicolas is known for his passion for excellence and motivational leadership skills and will be a valuable resource to the hospitality industry in Tanzania. During his 25-year career, he has received various internationally acclaimed awards in the various establishments he has worked in and has had the honor to cook for the former President of France Jacque Chirac and the King of Malaysia, for which he received high commendations. He has also won various international hospitality awards including, Best Restaurant of the Year 2011 at “Hyatt La Manga” in Spain – Restaurant Amapola.
Cedro is bringing his award-winning talents to Park Hyatt Zanzibar and together with the rest of his team, they plan to elevate the hotel to new heights and accordingly contribute to the tourism industry in the country. He has a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from E Cornell University and a Degree in Food & Beverage, Culinary Engineering from Ecole hôtelière de Nice. Speaking 3 languages fluently; French, Spanish & English and currently learning Swahili, Nicolas will have the ability to interact with the various international visitors that come to Zanzibar and make them feel at home in Tanzania, which is one of the things he enjoys the most about being in the hospitality industry. He is also a member of the international gastronomic society, La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Nicolas loves to work in Africa and loves Zanzibar more because of its kind and hospitable people, the multi-cultural setting as well as the fantastic weather. “I love working in Africa and especially in the spice island of Zanzibar. It is a welcoming environment and has very hospitable people. I have worked in Tanzania for over 3 years and I know no better joy than to work among a community that I love. I am much honored to be promoted to this position and I hope to use the skills and experience I have gained over the years to create an exceptional culinary and hospitality experience for our guests,” commented Cedro.

Born in Nice, France and coming from a family of restauranteurs, Nicolas skills set also spreads across various fields. He taught Food & Beverage as well as Culinary Arts at the Catering School of Hospitality and Tourism of Galicia, one of the most prestigious schools in Spain. Other than sharing his skills, he is equally passionate about helping young talented chefs as his way of giving back to the community that he works in. Cedro hopes to do the same in Zanzibar by working with the local catering schools to share his talents to enrich young minds with international experience.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar Hotel is the best location to experience Zanzibar Island. The hotel is uniquely situated at UNESCO Heritage site, Mambo Msiige, a building steeped in history and grace, dating back to the 17th century. Mambo Msiige which was built between 1847 and 1850 sits majestically on the beachfront. The hotel is housed in two buildings, one of them, Mambo Msiige which is a striking example of a traditional Zanzibari mansion with its Omani style arches, intricately carved wooden doors and cool courtyard, to escape the heat of Zanzibar on arrival. It is believed that the building’s strong and stable structure resulted from the soil used in the construction being mixed with thousands of eggs.

The Park Hyatt Zanzibar Hotel celebrated its three years of existence on 8th March 2018 and has quickly become one of the most popular destination for holidays for Tanzanians and tourists alike. The unique luxurious 5 star hotel is a gem that promotes Zanzibar and adds to the growth of local and international tourist visitors. Beyond the elegant, ocean front rooms and the spectacular terrace, where you can enjoy sundowners alongside sensational sunsets, the hotel also offers a unique dining concept with a range of authentic culinary delights, rejuvenating holistic spa treatments at The Spa, an outdoor infinity pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.

About Park Hyatt Zanzibar Hotel

Park Hyatt Zanzibar is situated on the beachfront in Stone Town, the historical centre of the city and a designated UNESCO Heritage site. The hotel is housed in two buildings. The main building of the hotel is Mambo Msiige – a UNESCO heritage building steeped in history, grace and mystique with roots dating back to the 17th century. The purpose built Zamani Residence, adjacent to Mambo Msiige, offers an authentic dining concept featuring a Living Room, a Library with Veranda and a Dining Room with an outdoor terrace all offering a unique and elegant culinary experience showcasing the local produce from the open plan style kitchen.

From the 67 spacious, elegant guest rooms and suites, authentic cuisine and spectacular views to the oceanfront infinity pool, The Spa, fully-equipped fitness centre and exceptional meeting, event and private function facilities, Park Hyatt Zanzibar offers both discerning business travelers and luxury holiday makers rare, intimate and unforgettable experiences.

About Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodation and offers them highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world’s premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt hotels feature well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event space for groups, critically acclaimed art, food and beverage programs, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs.

Milvas Burnice
Marketing Communications Manager
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
(+255) 779 958 760

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