Sagecoa Golden Peacock Hotel's complex is now operational and only awaiting official inauguration.
The hotel’s deputy general manager, Derrick Xu said on Tuesday in Blantyre that they were working on bringing out perfection as the hotel had initially been set to open in October.
“We believe in total perfection in whatever we do and this is why we seemed to be taking more time to start operating,” Xu said.
Xu added that the state-of- the-art Golden Peacock Hotel which opened its doors on Monday, May 18 is fully operational to serve customers of all classes or status at affordable rates.
He said the Chinese community is so delighted to incorporate its cultural values with that of local citizens. Xu said that is why the hotel has hired more than 200 Malawians in various sections of the newly built hotel complex.
Xu explained that employing locals is Golden Peacock Hotel’s commitment to help reduce unemployment among Malawians.
On COVID-19, he said the management is fully aware of the safety measures put in place by government that the hotel is also committed to ensuring that guests and staff are protected within the hotel complex.
The Sogecoa Golden Peacock Park comprises a 210-bed five-star hotel, two restaurants, a shopping mall, conference rooms and also a casino. It covers an area of 1.6 hectares, with a total floor area of 22, 000 square meters and the total investment is estimated at US$25 million.
Sogecoa also owns a similar complex in Lilongwe which opened its doors in 2011.
Malawi has seen an increase in Chinese investment since switching its partnership from Taiwan to Beijing. But the West has cautioned African countries against welcoming China with open arms.