Strand Hotel, Namibia

The Strand Hotel in Namibia's premier seaside resort of Swakopmund is an ideal holiday destination with a beach location close to the town's amenities.  


  • Swakopmund, Namibia


  • O&L Leisure, developed by Mirage Developments and Leisure

Project Value

  • Project value

Project Status

  • Completed 2015


  • Best Hotel Development

Located in Namibia's premier seaside resort of Swakopmund, the Strand Hotel has become a landmark in the area and a popular holiday destination, with its beach location and being close to the town's amenities. The hotel is owned by O & L Leisure, and was developed by Mirage Developments and Leisure (Pty) Ltd., where construction of the hotel was completed in 2015.

The project entailed the development of a 4-star hotel with three food beverage facilities to the hotel’s public areas. The total size of the project was 11 630m² consisting of 87 luxury suites and 28 upmarket apartments, 610m² promenade retail space, more than 1 000m² of conference, business and banqueting facilities as well as 1 000m² of health and spa facilities and a restaurant.

Luxury Suites
Promenade Retail Space
Conference facilities
1 000m²

Our services

WSP in Africa was commissioned by the developer to design the rational fire, piped services (gas/plumbing and drainage), mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning for the hotel.

“The main objectives of the system’s design were to contribute towards sustainable development by means of utilising resource efficiency in the design, careful selection of equipment that can withstand the harsh corrosive environs and provide robust reliable operation. Plant and materials were also selected of a suitable quality to last for a design life span of between 20- and 25-years, without major refurbishment during this period.” said Peter Hodgkinson, managing director of WSP, building services, in Africa.

The Strand Hotel was recently awarded the Best Hotel Development accolade in the 2017 Africa Property Investment (API) Awards, for its innovative design and outstanding achievements in services.