Serviced apartments redefine hospitality

By Edward M. Kuyipa

Hospitality is simply an opportunity to show love and care, and Brightcastle Apartments is an epitome of this adage.

Harare has nothing more fairly to show in terms of hospitality, homely comfort and sheer ambience. Although situated opposite the Holiday Inn Hotel, along Samora Machel Avenue, in Harare, the Apartments refuse to be like the moon that steals light from the sun; as they are not in competition, but complementing the traditional hotel players.

Serviced apartments are now en vogue locally and internationally and are giving a shot in the arm for the Hospitality and Tourism industry, as discerning travellers prefer to use apartments, instead of hotels. Serviced apartments are fully furnished flats or homes with hotel room amenities.

Guests can stay for either short or long term. They embody the home environment as they have a fully-equipped kitchen, privacy and spaciousness. Cost-effective is a plus. No wonder travellers are now endearing to service apartments, such as, Brightcastle Apartments. Thus, Brightcastle Apartments, are a welcome innovation, given that the travelling public end up paying an arm and a leg for accommodation.

There existed a yawning gap in the hospitality industry. United Kingdom based Zimbabwean Tsitsi Makombe-Chinyandura, founded Brightcastle Apartments and Holiday Homes, so as to fill it with affordable alternative type of accommodation, whilst maintaining the same hospitality and comforts as that of a hotel. In addition, this concept provides people with more space, that caters for large groups and allows them to make their own meals; which is an exception to hotels.

The fully furnished apartment encapsulates the homely comfort ideal for individuals, families and groups. It has 7 two bedroom fully furnished apartment for self-catering use, a breathtaking lounge that has cosy leather sofas, a dining space that is spatially defying, and a well stocked kitchenette with cooking facilities that are a chef’s dream. There are also satellite television services and a meeting/training room. Outside where the sunshine city’s sunlight awaits, there is a pastoral welcome in the form of a well thought out beautifully structured garden; a miniature Eden.