Maestro Restro Lounge and Bar won the prestigious International Star for Leadership in Quality (ISLQ) in the GOLD category.
The award follows the research and analysis carried out on Maestro Restaurant by Quality Hunters and experts in quality.
The research which was directed by Business Initiative Directions (BID) saw Maestro being recognized for its contribution in leadership, quality, innovation and excellence.
“The goal of BID is to provide a forum to establish the standards of excellence for quality development andto honour the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective actions that exemplify that excellence,” says Jose E. Prieto, President of BID adding that “The BID Quality Award provides companies of all sizes and market segments an opportunity to earn a reputable seal of approval that come with winning an award.”
Mr Ben Nyaumwe the Director of Maestro,said the award will go a long way in lifting the Zimbabwean flag on the international community.
“The award will further highlight Harare as a ‘must visit’ tourist destination and lifts the Zimbabwean flag even higher on this internationally respected platform”, he said .
“This award will again remind the world that Zimbabwe is alive and is producing world class tourism establishments”, added Mr Nyaumwe.
Maestro is only the 4th Zimbabwean company to have been given this award since its inception in 1986. This has seen Maestro; a Zimbabwean brand competing with internationally franchised businesses from all over the world and walking away with Gold.
In May 2016, Maestro will join other world leaders to celebrate this achievement and receive the award in Paris, France. The ceremony will be attended by companies from 74 countries, together with leaders from different business fields, professionals from the worlds of economics, the arts and corporate image, quality experts, as well as academic personalities and representatives from the diplomatic corps.
Maestro has other remarkable achievements and awards which include hosting some of Zimbabwe’s high level events and functions such as welcome dinners for Toni Braxton, BabyFace and Anne Kansiime. Maestro won the best cocktail venue award in 2014. It is the first lounge to introduce to the local market the very popular Arabic Hookah pipe commonly known. ‘Shisha’ or ‘Hubbly Bubbly’.
Maestro also bosts a beautiful glass house for conferencing and events catering for up to 300 people and continues to live up to its theme of ‘Food. People. Music.’