Hotel with history and class
SNUGGLED right in the heart of the Central Business District of Gweru, just a stone's throw away from a prominent historical monument, the Boogies Clock and not far from the Military Museum, the Midlands Hotel is centrally located.
The museum is the abode for the military equipment that was used during the country's protracted struggle for independence.
From the outside, the hotel may easily fool the passer-by for an ordinary one with its fading whitish and partly green walls, defaced by an array of advertising banners put by various organisations capitalising on its strategic location yet the white, purple, red and colours that greet the guest who walks in tell a different story of its chic interior right at the reception.
On the wall that runs parallel to the well-furnished reception is a miniature museum depicting the political life of the Gweru's first black mayor, the late Mr Patrick Kombayi who was the owner of the Hotel now run by his family and a team led by the manager, Mr Rickie Dabvu.
The hotel offers three-star facilities and boasts 72 modernly furnished rooms and two lavish executive suites, four family rooms, 29 doubles and 37 en-suites, all air conditioned, have DSTV, and 24 hour room service. Midlands Hotel is the perfect place to be for any guest of value.
Recent renovations have left the hotel donning a new look with a fresh Carousel Grill Room, which has become synonymous with its warm personalised service.
For much convenience to guests, the hotel has an executive lounge and a bar under in which guests can enjoy their drinks while catching up with the latest world news on huge flat screens.
Conference facilities at Midlands Hotel can accommodate up to 500 delegates and this hotel simply qualifies as the ideal place for workshops and other organisational meetings that any organisation would require.
The conference rooms are equipped with flip charts, overhead projectors, LCD projectors, note pads, cordials and mineral water, pens, markers and mints and other amenities that accord the meeting its real value.
On the backyard of the hotel is a huge and expansive stage that has become the perfect place for musicians coming to the Midlands for dates with their fans. Renowned local and regional musicians who include Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, Alick Masheso, Jah Prayzah and even Motswana songstress, Slizer have on several occasions graced the stage at Midlands Hotel while at the same time booked at the same hotel