Walvis Bay welcomes N$25 million boutique hotel

Eloise Hanson By Eloise Hanson
23 August 2019 | Updated 23 August 2019

SA: Blue Whale Boutique Hotel opened earlier this week in the millionaire’s lane at Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Featuring 19 rooms, a swimming pool, a restaurant and a bar, the hotel is said to pay testimony to the booming tourism industry at Walvis Bay.

The city's mayor, Immanuel Wilfred, said: "During the past couple of years, we have witnessed Walvis Bay receiving various investments that have definitely put the town in a class of its own in terms of its economic contribution to Namibia's Gross Domestic Product. Therefore, we welcome any type of investment."

Wilfred added that the opening of the hotel comes at a time when the economy is facing hard times and when jobs are hard to come by.

Appealing to the hotel management, Wilfred asked to source supplies from the local business sector.

Furthermore, he added that employment will stimulate economic growth and will create a sustainable income for the foreseeable future of Walvis Bay residents.

"Customer service is the backbone of the hospitality industry. To those that are now employed here, I urge you to hold the Namibian flag up high, by doing what we are best known for: showing friendliness and kindness to visitors at all times."

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