Marriott International’s footprint in Middle East and Africa extends to 19 countries
Cape Town, South Africa – August 20, 2015: Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has announced the opening of the Protea Hotel Select Takoradi, its first establishment in Ghana.
“This opening under the Protea Hotels brand reinforces our focus on continuing to grow the footprint of Marriott International and that of Protea Hotels in strategic growth areas within Africa. It brings to 19 the number of Middle-Eastern and African countries that Marriott International operates in,” says Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, for Marriott International.
The new hotel, located in the fourth-largest city in Ghana in an oil-rich area of the country, boasts 132 rooms, including 12 two-bedroomed apartments. Catering to both business and leisure travellers, the hotel has a large restaurant, bar and lounge, terrace, entertainment and pool area, as well as a gym. Conference facilities for a maximum of 150 delegates and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the hotel are geared to meet the needs of business travellers, a market identified as likely to find the new establishment a welcome addition to the accommodation on offer in the city.
“With its positioning in the moderate and upper-moderate tier categories and with properties situated in major primary and secondary business centers and sought-after leisure destinations, Protea Hotels offers accommodation ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Our approach at Protea Hotels is to offer modern design and consistent amenities with a unique blend of global standards. Combined with pro-active and personal service, this makes every guest feel important and appreciated,” concludes Kyriakidis.
About Protea Hotels:
Protea Hotels is Africa’s leading hotel brand and has a footprint of more than 100 properties throughout South Africa and seven other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana and Uganda. Each hotel has its own individual character and the range varies from urban accommodation to country retreats, all in the 3- and 4-star markets. Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, 3 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards, 6 Coolest Hotel Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys as well as the Ask Africa South African Customer Service Award 2013 and Icon Brand 2015. The hotel group was bought by Marriott International in April 2014 and forms part of Marriott’s global brand portfolio, made up of 19 brands that operate more than 4 300 hotels in 81 countries. Follow us on twitter @ProteaHotels
About Marriott International:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company, based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, Bulgari® Hotels & Resorts, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy HotelsSM. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer, as well as for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 50 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.