About Meikles Limited
The main activities of the Group are those of agriculture, hotels and retail trading. Retail trading includes department stores and supermarkets.
The Group has resolved to enter the mining sector and has also formed a security guard services company. These operations were still at their infancy as at 31 March 2013 but are expected to grow in the future.
The operating businesses of Meikles Limited together now form one of the leading retail and hotel groups in Zimbabwe comprising: TM Supermarkets which is the country's largest supermarket chain; Meikles Hotels, which is Zimbabwe's premier corporate, five star hotel group; and Thomas Meikle Stores, trading under the names of Meikles, Barbours and Greatermans.
Meikles Hotels in Zimbabwe operates Meikles Hotel, and in partnership with African Sun Limited, the Victoria Falls Hotel, and in South Africa the Cape Grace Hotel. Meikles Hotels strives to attain its stated goal of being "the leading hospitality and retail group" in Zimbabwe.
Meikles Limited owns 75% of TM Supermarkets (Private) Limited, the balance by Pick n’Pay South Africa. The supermarkets are the leading FMCG chain in Zimbabwe.
Thomas Meikle Centre (Private) Limited (“Thomas Meikle Centre”) consists of six units made up of Cape Grace Hotel in South Africa (managed by Meikles Hotels), Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, and 49% of Meikles Financial Services. Thomas Meikle Properties and Ninety Speke Avenue represent Thomas Meikle Centre’s property holdings.
Situated in the central business district of Harare, Meikles Hotel is the premier 5-star hotel in Harare. The hotel building is a freehold property owned by Meikles. Meikles Hotel has 288 rooms, 30 suites, six restaurants, a swimming pool and gymnasium. Meikles Hotel is primarily a business traveller hotel, though the clientele mix includes leisure travellers.
The Victoria Falls Hotel is operated on a joint venture basis with African Sun Limited, with the property leased from a local pension fund, with the current lease being 25 years. Situated in the Victoria Falls area, the hotel has 160 rooms.
Thomas Meikles Stores operates departmental stores across the country. The stores portfolio has outlets located in the main urban centres of Zimbabwe which trade under three well-known brands; Barbours, Greatermans and Meikles.