The Meliá Serengeti Lodge, located in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, has been named the best international resort at the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Awards.
The award is an acknowledgement of one of the flagships of the Meliá Hotels and Resorts brand and its focus on delivering the finest experiences based on the most authentic Spanish hospitality.
Meliá Serengeti Lodge is an avant-garde hotel with a totally sustainable management approach, located in one of the most beautiful natural environment in the world and designed to ensure the protection of that environment.
The hotel offers stunning views of the savannah, with a location next to Lake Victoria and the natural terraces facing the Nyamuma Hills, allowing views over the Mbalageti River valley.
Meliá Serengeti Lodge allows guests to discover the heart of Africa, witnessing wonders of nature such as the Great Migration.
In addition to an incomparable experience, the Meliá Serengeti Lodge offers guests a chance to enjoy a sustainable and socially responsible stay.
The hotel uses energy-efficient systems, which allow it to generate around half of the energy it consumes, and also has composting and water bottling equipment allowing it to reduce plastic waste.
From a social perspective, the Meliá Serengeti Lodge food and beverage department focuses on sourcing products in local communities such as the nearby regions of Arusha and Manvara.
The hotel has also recruited several Maasai employees, who make up most of the security team and also occupy other positions.
The employees are able to provide valuable advice thanks to their unique understanding of the Serengeti.