The Meikles Blog

IT WILL BE ALL THINGS ITALIAN

1 September 2015 The famed cuisine of Italy will feature in a special series of themed evenings at Meikles Hotel’s La Fontaine Grillroom in mid-September. The cuisine will be devised and produced by Lorenzo Mottalini, a noted South African chef of Italian descent whose experience and achievements will make this one of the most entertaining of culinary events in Harare this year. Last year, Italy’s Ambassdor to Zimbabwe, Enrico D’Agostini &nd...

Meikles Hotel awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

8 June 2015 Harare’s five-star Meikles Hotel has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of ‘consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor followers.’ The hotel has been advised of the honour by Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for Business, who sent the certification to Meikles’ general manager, Tinashe Munjoma as part of the website’s 2015 awards programme. United States-based Tr...

Tres bien!

13 April 2015 Tres bien! Following the success of the recent international French cuisine night in La Fontaine Grillroom, Harare’s five-star Meikles Hotel is hosting a second French night, this time featuring a unique menu focused on different uses of foie gras. The previous evening was a culinary success and feedback had come from diners to repeat the experience. A good quantity of top quality foie gras was brought in for the event and Development Chef ...

Meikles Hotel celebrates a century of excellence

10 April 2015 Marking a century of service to Zimbabwe and the world, Harare’s five-star Meikles Hotel is counting down to the celebration of its centenary on November 15 this year. As one of the landmarks of travel and tourism in Africa, the hotel will commemorate this prestigious anniversary with a number of celebratory events in coming months, culminating in a weekend of festivity surrounding the anniversary date itself. The hotel opened its doors on ...

BON APPETIT ... AT LA FONTAINE

11 March 2015 Gout de France Bienvenue to Gout de France … an evening of fine dining in the award-winning La Fontaine Grillroom, as we remind the world of the unrivalled place of honour of French cuisine in international food. La Fontaine Grillroom is proud to be one of only 1 000 restaurants around the world invited to join in this international celebration of French cuisine and partner proudly with the French Embassy in Harare for this exciting ev...

Valentine's Day with Liquideep

13 February 2015 Valentine’s Day is the worldwide celebration day for lovers … and a time to remind the love of your life how much he or she means to you. In Harare, there’s no finer celebratory event at which to do just that than at the five-star Meikles Hotel, where South African Airways is hosting a superb evening of style and romance. It all happens from 6.30pm in the Stewart Rooms, where a delicious three-course meal, accompanied by ...

Festive rates at Meikles to CHEER about!

11 November 2014 After a fabulously rich heritage Meikles Hotel turns 100 next year. And as an early marker of celebration our iconic luxury five-star hotel is offering simply incredible Festive Season rates to allow as mahny Zimbabnweans as possible to experience the warmth and luxury of Meikles. December 15 to January 15 US$125 Single $140 Double, bed breakfast US$75 per child in a separate room (max 2 per room) Book now and help us to sprea...

An Indian Buffet Feast at Meikles October 14-18

13 October 2014 The fabulous delights of authentic Indian cuisine burst into life – and onto your taste-buds – at this week’s enticing Festival of India at Meikles Hotel. The colourful five-night dinner festival is from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 October in the elegant and famous La Fontaine Restaurant. Dinner starts at 7pm each evening. The Chief Banqueting Chef from the five-star Ashok Hotel, in the diplomatic enclave of New Delhi, will e...

Harare's majestic jacarandas - icons or pests?

22 September 2014 Look out of any Meikles North Wing window over Africa Unity Square at this time of year and you are greeted by the spectacular sight of Harare’s famous jacaranda trees starting their radiant purple bloom. These mid-September photos show just why Harare is known as the “City of Flowering Trees” and why the jacarandas are an iconic element. The majestic blooms of the jacarandas signify the change of seasons and herald the arri...

Zimbabweans the friendliest on Earth!

16 June 2014 Zimbabweans are the friendliest people on earth! That’s the statement and challenge by the general manager of Harare’s famous five-star hotel Meikles. When, nearing its centenary in 2015, Meikles Hotel graciously and stylishly moved into the modern era with a major facelift in late 2014 one critical element remained constant – acclaimed superior service. “Our most important distinguishing factor is, and always has ...

Meikles unveils US$8.5m facelift

27 August 2013 Zimbabwe s premier five-star hotel, Meikles Harare, has unveiled a majestic US$8.5m restyling designed to restore its lustre to world-class luxury standards. This significant refurbishment of the entire prestigious North Wing and many public areas reflects our confidence in the future of Zimbabwe, said Meikles Hospitality managing director Karl Snater. This revitalisation has included 132 rooms in the North Wing, an exclusive Club Loung...