Accor Signs First Hotel in Zimbabwe Under Mantis Collection

Accor has announced its first hotel in Zimbabwe in partnership with Mambano Hotels Limited. Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls by Mantis will be the first internationally branded hotel in Victoria Falls in over a decade. 

Located amid an ancient teak forest, the luxury property, which opened in 2020, will be rebranded under the Mantis Collection in June 2023. Surrounded by the wild beauty of a bird and tree sanctuary, the boutique hotel offers 18 luxury suites and a presidential villa. Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls was founded, built and managed by Dr. Matifadza Martha Nyazema (“Doc Mati”) and her team of stakeholders. 

“Accor and Mantis are delighted to establish a presence in Zimbabwe, particularly in Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world—and particularly here at Mbano Manor Hotel—created by a remarkable woman and bold entrepreneur. We are honored to be entrusted with supporting and continuing Doc Mati’s dream of offering this one-of-a-kind hospitality experience,” said Paul Gardiner, CEO, Mantis Collection. “In addition to creating exceptional guest experiences, Mantis brings a commitment to preserving its surrounding communities, wildlife and the environment—which is our top priority with the utterly unique Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls.”

The Mantis philosophy is one of responsible and ecologically sensitive development and operations, supporting the local environment while conserving and maintaining all natural resources. The new Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls by Mantis will operate in accordance with Accor’s environmental and energy efficiency reporting tools, internal carbon price monitoring, eco-certification programs and brand standard sustainability criteria.

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