Reinforcing its commitment to expand its presence across the continent, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa. The new deal signings highlight the company’s growth in Morocco and Ghana while marking its debut in Liberia.
“New and established markets across North and West Africa continue to present us with immense opportunities to further enhance and diversify our portfolio in the continent,” said Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
“The new deal signings further strengthen our robust development pipeline, which is a result of our long-established presence in Africa and the trust owners have in Marriott International and our compelling portfolio of diverse brands.”
Below are the three new hotel signings announced:
The St Regis Marrakech Resort
Marriott International’s luxury brand portfolio in Morocco is slated to further expand with the signing of The St Regis Marrakech Resort. The property will be a part of the Assoufid Golf Resort and will include 80 guestrooms and villas, all offering views of the Atlas Mountains. It will also feature six dining experiences, including the St Regis Bar inspired by the King Cole Bar at the brand’s flagship in New York.
Anticipated to open in 2024, the resort is owned by Assoufid Properties Development SA and developed by United Real Estate Company (URC), part of the Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) group of companies.
Residence Inn by Marriott Accra Kotoka Airport
The signing of the Residence Inn by Marriott Accra Kotoka Airport marks the debut of the extended-stay brand in the country.
Projected to open in 2023, the 12-story hotel will consist of 160 suites with separate living, working and sleeping zones, all equipped with fully functional kitchens. Other facilities in the hotel will include three food and beverage outlets including a rooftop bar, a health and leisure club and a boardroom.
A franchised property, the hotel will be managed by Yamusah Hotels Management Company Limited, the owner and developer of the property.
Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia
Marriott International is set to make its debut in Liberia with the Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia.
Anticipated to open in 2020, the hotel will consist of 111 guestrooms and four food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop bar and lounge and speciality restaurant. The hotel will be in the heart of Monrovia’s central business district and near key governmental and ministerial buildings, diplomatic facilities and the University of Liberia.
The Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia is a franchised property owned by Sea Suites Hotel LLC and will be managed by Aleph Hospitality.
The North and West Africa regions play a pivotal role in Marriott International’s overall growth strategy for the continent. The company is on track to expand its footprint in Africa to 200 hotels by the end of 2023.