Nicholas Best, Group Commercial Officer
Member: SKAL, ATTA, Tribe Member of We are Africa
Latitude 15° is set amidst the beautiful tree-lined avenues on the south-east corner of Lusaka, 20 minutes to the city centre and 30 minutes from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. We’re a hotel with 32 spacious guest rooms, and three 2-bedroom suites, a restaurant, bar, lounge and poolside terrace, blending modern Africa, with a cosmopolitan twist. We’re also a private members’ club – The Other Side – which offers all hotel guests a separate dining, drinking, networking and socialising den, a heated pool, a gym, a spa, a contemporary set of workspaces and a series of music, art, fashion, business and party events.
But above and beyond what we offer is what and who we are: a social, stylish, surprising and sustainable mix of people, places and environments that stimulate connections with locals and visitors alike.
Our business remained closed to the public for over 100 days, while we put as a priority the health and wellbeing of our Team. During this period we took the opportunity as a Management Team to put together over 100 new SOPs specific to the prevention of Covid within our business. Once these were completed we undertook a three week training programme, under for strict conditions, to bring the Team up to date with the new measures we were implementing through a series of training and practical application sessions – to ensure that everyone within the business had a full, and informed knowledge of them.
We have now been open again for two months – obviously with a different level of business (we currently restrict numbers so that we are able to properly manage the expectations of the Guests as well as the local authorities, and the response to our measures and protocols has been very good. An internationally recognised seal of approval would help us reach out to more people intending to visit Zambia – not only being of benefit to us as a business, but even more importantly, to the recovery of the destination of Zambia as a whole.
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