TRADITION, EXCELLENCE, MODERN Built in 1922 along sweepingly splendid lines, the magnificent Polana Serena Hotel has long been considered one of Africas finest hotels. Located on the leafy boulevards of one of Maputos most exclusive residential districts, the Polana Serena Hotel belongs to an elite class of world-famous hotels, which includes such timeless legends as; Raffles Hotel, Singapore; The Dorchester, London and The Ritz in Paris. As part of the Serena Groups commitment towards showcasing the best of local architecture, culture and heritage, the Polana has recently emerged from an extensive renovation programme, which has resulted in the presentation of a landmark historic building whose classic charm has been fused with the ultimate in world-class amenities. Offering 142 rooms, many of which are spacious suites, the Grande Dame of Maputo now also offers a choice of three restaurants: the all-day dining Varanda Restaurant, the Delagoa fine-dining experience in the French style; the Aquarius Sushi Bar, and the Polana Bar. The hotel also offers the Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Health Club and Spa, a stunning swimming pool, extensive gardens, an exclusive residents lounge, a business centre, a beauty salon and three gift shops. At the forefront of Maputos business venues, the hotel also offers its own conference and social events suite, which features a majestic ballroom.