SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Sevi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Reopened in 2019
Renovation – 13 Rooms
Earlier this year, Sevi Boutique Hotel underwent a change of ownership and management. One of Unguja's most idyllic seafront bungalow-style retreats, Sevi occupies a secluded bay across Mnemba Island, a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Over the past few months, Sevi Boutique Hotel has begun a new era of Zanzibar hospitality. Most recently, the hotel was taken over by private Austrian owners, Mrs. Barbara Hochleitner and her family. The hotel now has a dual mission. First, the management will hyper-focus on becoming an integral part of the local community. Secondly, the new motto of the seafront hotel bids guests to "Come as guests, leave as friends, and return as family."
After a short modernization during January of this year, Sevi Boutique Hotel reopened to guests arriving after mid-February. The new hotel owners also added industry veteran, George Kotronis as General Manager.
In keeping with the "barefoot luxury" hotel's new philosophy of supporting the local community, Sevi Boutique Hotel created a guest contribution fund to support Kigomani Village. The hotel employs over 90% of its staff from local villages, and the hotel fund goes to aiding the local infrastructure including schools, potable water systems, and other much-needed modernization.