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ARUSHA, Tanzania, October 23, 2017 -- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, marking the debut of the brand into Tanzania. Founded in 1894, The Arusha Hotel, has emerged as a city landmark playing host to many dignitaries and well known personalities over more than 120 years. Rebranded after renovation, the hotel retains its unique charm reminiscent of a bygone era and a fabled past.

Located steps away from the famous Clock Tower, known to mark the center point from Cairo to Cape Town, it is easily accessible from both Arusha as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Nestled within three acres of lush tropical gardens, it sits snugly in the central business district of the city, within the shadow of the majestic Mount Meru forming the perfect gateway to the popular Serengeti Northern Safari Circuit and to Mount Kilimanjaro.

“The entry of the Four Points brand into Tanzania is a significant addition to our rapidly growing footprint in Africa and reflects the strong traction the brand is gaining in the region,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Tanzania has long been on the global travelers’ bucket list and the Four Points brand with its blend of stylish comfort and genuine service offers an ideal choice at an honest value.”

Designed for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design, the 106 room Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, features spacious and modern rooms including suites. 

Other facilities include an outdoor pool and a state of the art fitness center. It will also soon add a poolside bar. With 5500 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space and sprawling, verdant gardens, the hotel is an ideal venue for meetings of any size as well as elaborate social events and weddings.

"Our vision is to reinvent the definition of travel, transforming the hotel into a preferred choice for guests whether on business or adventure,” said Upjeet Singh Sahota General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel. "We are committed to creating memorable guest experiences by combining the signature brand experience with the hotel’s rich history, unique character and the city’s local attractions."

Four Points has proven to be a global hit with its distinctive identity and ability to meet the increasing demands of the modern, everyday traveler. The brand is experiencing incredible growth momentum having recently crossed the 200th hotel milestone globally. In East Africa alone, the brand debuted in Kenya earlier this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi, Hurlingham and is gearing up to open two more hotels, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport and Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam in the next few months.

For more details, log on to www.FourPointsTheArushaHotel.com.

About Four Points

Four Points by Sheraton, part of Marriott International, Inc., includes more than 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries and territories. At Four Points, travel is reinvented and guests can find the timeless style and comfort they’re looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world. Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. Each hotel offers a familiar place with an authentic sense of the local, and friendly genuine service where guests can relax and unwind, watch local sports, and enjoy the brand’s Best Brews and BBQ™ program. Four Points is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at www.Members.Marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To learn more, visit us online

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.Marriott.com.

Contact: Anjali Mehra

Anjali.Mehra@Marriott.com

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