Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in Africa with seven new hotel signings. The company is targeting over 200 hotels with 37 000 rooms open or in the pipeline by 2022, equating to around $8.5 billion of capital investment by its real estate partners. The investment is expected to generate around 50 000 direct and indirect jobs once the hotels open.
Abidjan Marriott Hotel, Côte D'Ivoire
Within walking distance of the Presidential Palace, the 200 room Abidjan Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of Plateau. The hotel is set to open in 2021 and will be part of a mixed-use development that will include a conference centre, offices, retail and a national library.
Sheraton Abidjan and Four Points by Sheraton Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire
Set to open in 2022, both Sheraton Abidjan and Four Points by Sheraton Abidjan will also be part of a mixed-use development that will include a convention centre, a marina, a shopping centre and an office building. Owned by the Société Des Lagunes, the hotels will be set on the waterfront in the affluent neighbourhood of Cocody, an upmarket residential commune that also houses the embassy district.
Renaissance Landmark Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Set to open in 2020, the 216-room Renaissance Landmark Lagos Hotel, as well as a 44-room Marriott Executive Apartments, will be located within the Landmark Village precinct. The hotel will offer a wide range of amenities, including local and international restaurants, spa facilities, a fitness centre, and an infinity pool with access to a 100-metre-long boardwalk overlooking a vibrant beach club offering exciting water sports.
Le Meridien Accra, Ghana
The 160-room Le Meridien Accra is close to the international airport, within the Airport Residential Area of Accra. Scheduled to open in 2021, the hotel marks the debut of Le Meridien brand into Ghana.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Projected to open in 2021, the 165-room Protea Hotel by Marriott Addis Ababa on Churchill Avenue will mark the debut of the brand into Ethiopia. The hotel will offer a speciality restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge and meeting facilities as well as a fitness centre and spa.