IHG reveals plan for Vic Falls hotel

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with HOC Hospitality Investments for the new-build House of Chinhara – Vignette Collection hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Haitham Mattar, IHG India, Middle East & Africa MD, said the signing of this tenth Vignette hotel was a key milestone, as the brand was fast gaining a strong global presence.

“Following the pandemic, we expect that luxury guests will continue to make more considered travel choices and seek more customised experiences and personal enrichment with community engagement and sustainability.

“Luxury meets purpose at Vignette Collection hotels and an integral part of creating an authentic guest experience is the opportunity to engage with the local community in a positive way. Victoria Falls is a key destination for international travellers, across both tourism and business segments, and we’re pleased to partner with HOC Hospitality Investments to bring a new hotel to the region.”

House of Chinhara – Vignette Collection is expected to open in January 2026 and will offer 99 rooms, two food and beverage outlets, three bars and a spa.

There will also be four meeting rooms, with the largest hosting up to 360 people in a theatre-style layout.

Aaron Chinhara, spokesperson for HOC Hospitality Investments said: “We trust IHG’s powerful enterprise, including their renewed IHG One Rewards loyalty programme, in driving more guests to experience Victoria Falls, from our gateway location between the entrance of the city and attractions such as Rainforest National Park and elephant trails.”

Based in the city centre, just 20 kilometres from Victoria Falls International Airport, the hotel marks the brand’s first foray into the IMEA region.

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