Mr Garry Friend Appointed as General Manager of Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar has welcomed Garry Friend as General Manager. Mr Friend has more than 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality management and tourism industries in six countries including extensive skill and knowledge of the Middle East. Most recently Mr Friend served as the General Manager for three years at Grand Hyatt Muscat in Oman, one of the Sultanate’s leading five star hotels.


“I am delighted to be in Zanzibar and to be calling it my home for the next few years. I look forward to working with a passionate team of associates and continuing to deliver exceptional and caring service to our guests. I am grateful and excited to be part of the Park Hyatt Zanzibar team and hope all visitors will appreciate our authentic hospitality, spectacular location and super design”, said Garry Friend.


Mr Friend will oversee all aspects of hotel operations of the 67-room hotel located on the picturesque beachfront of Stone Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and the cultural heart of Zanzibar. As the general manager for the only Park Hyatt branded hotel in Africa together with his extensive experience in the Middle East, Garry Friend will no doubt bring flair and vision to the recently opened Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

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