Marriott have revealed plans to grow its property portfolio across Africa, with the announcement of over 30 new hotels and more than 5,000 rooms by end of 2024
The group’s Protea Hotels brand will open 10 new properties across the continent, including five in South Africa and debuts in Kenya, Malawi and Angola. Four Points by Sheraton is anticipated to open five additional hotels, including entry into Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cape Verde. The brand also expects to open a second property in Nigeria.
Marriott is also seeing growth for its high end and luxury brands, with the launch of Delta Hotels by Marriott opening in 2023 in Dar Es Salaam, Oyster Bay in Tanzania. There are also plans for the opening of a Tribute Portfolio hotel in the Seychelles and the launch of the Westin brand to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The group have also announced the growth of its Autograph Collection Hotel, with new properties announced for Tanzania and Algeria.
Additionally, the Ritz-Carlton and St Regis brands are set to launch in Morocco with the anticipated opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Rabat Dar Es Salam and The St Regis La Blanca Resort, Tamuda. JW Marriott is also looking to enter Kenya with the openings of JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi and JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge.
Karim Cheltout, Regional Vice President- Development, Africa, Marriott International added: “ Marriott International’s expansion plans reinforce its commitment to Africa and highlight the growth of travel and tourism sector across the continent.”
“We continue to see opportunities to expand in major gateway cities, commercial centres, and resort destinations across Africa, while catering to the region’s ever-changing and evolving markets through our diverse range of extraordinary brands.”
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