August 18, 2022


Zimbabwe, 2 March 2019: Ilala Lodge Hotel has today announced its participation in the 2019 ITB Travel Trade Show in Berlin, Germany. Attending the show for the first time, the company will exhibit its luxurious new ‘Strathearn Suite’ and represent Zimbabwe as a leading luxury destination. Ilala Lodge Hotel will exhibit at the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority stand 133 in hall 20, from 6 to 10 March.

ITB is the world’s leading annual travel trade exhibition that brings together over 10,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries. With a focus on current findings on luxury demands and travel destinations, the event is expected to attract more than 110,000 trade visitors from across the world.

“Germany marks one of our top ten source markets for visitors to Ilala Lodge Hotel,” said Caroline Uys, Marketing Manager of Ilala Lodge Hotel. “We are excited to attend the ITB Travel Show in Berlin for the first time, following strong growth of 92 per cent and 124 per cent in visitors from Germany and wider-European markets over the past six years.”

“By showcasing the latest enhancements at Ilala Lodge Hotel, notably the luxurious new Strathearn Suite, we look forward to inspiring new markets by representing our country as a leading luxury destination, and encouraging a positive boost for travel and tourism to Zimbabwe,” added Caroline Uys.

Ilala Lodge Hotel will exhibit the new Strathearn Suite as its most luxurious suite to date. Offering a private lounge, dining experience, en suite bathroom and balcony, the suite is complete with a large hot tub and world-class views of the spray from the famous Victoria Falls waterfall. Guests receive unique value-added benefits including a private balcony dining experience, complimentary in-room couples’ massage and an intimate breakfast or lunch cruise onboard the hotel’s luxury cruise boat, the Ra-Ikane River Cruise.

The suite can also be transformed into the ‘Strathearn Family Suite’ via a pair of interleading doors into a secondary suite and deluxe guest room, providing a comfortable and spacious accommodation option for families. Complimentary value-added benefits for the Strathearn Family Suite also include a private balcony dining experience and a lunch cruise onboard the Ra-Ikane River Cruise boat.

Equipped with 73 stylish and well-appointed rooms, Ilala Lodge Hotel has undergone several recent expansions, including the addition of 16 new deluxe guest rooms and renovation of an elegant and relaxing poolside lounge.

Ilala Lodge Hotel is home to the award-winning Palm Restaurant, famous for its gourmet cuisine. While enjoying al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, guests can listen to the rumble and see the spray from the mighty Victoria Falls waterfall.

For more information visit, email or call + 263 083 2844737/8/9 or +263 (0) 712 401814.

About Ilala Lodge Hotel:

Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8-minutes from the spectacular Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. As the closest hotel to the world wonder, the family-run hotel is equipped with 73 stylish and well-appointed rooms, offering the ultimate in comfort and luxury. The hotel’s award-winning Palm Restaurant is famous for its gourmet cuisine and is rated ‘Excellent’ on TripAdvisor. Guests can see the spray and hear the thunder from the world-renowned Victoria Falls waterfall while enjoying al-fresco dining at The Palm Restaurant.

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