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Aleph Hospitality Signs Franchise Agreement for New Protea Hotel by Marriott in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality | September 10, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 10, 2019 -- Dynamic independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya. On behalf of the hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels, Aleph Hospitality will operate the new-build property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand. Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality, commented: “We are thrilled to work with Marriott International to bring the first internationally branded hotel to Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city. “As Aleph Hospitality ...

New Protea Hotel by Marriott Opens in Loftus Park, Pretoria Led by General Manager Etienne Potgieter

Protea Hotels by Marriott | October 29, 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 29, 2018/ -- Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park. Located in the rapidly transforming suburb of Arcadia in Pretoria, the hotel is nestled within Loftus Park, a comprehensive mixed-use corporate, retail and lifestyle precinct in Pretoria, fast emerging as a bustling business and leisure destination. Not far from the Hatfield Gautrain Station and the Tshwane Rapid Transport Bus route, it provides easy access from both Johannesburg city as well as OR Tambo International ...

Technology: Great Enabler for Hospitality Professionals

Avukile Mabombo | September 7, 2018

By Avukile Mabombo It's well known that technology is only as useful as the user (and the purposes for which it is being used). The many uses of technology in business present fantastic opportunities to tap into broader markets and opportunities; it's an enabler that should be embraced, and that's the message the UNWTO is driving in this year's World Tourism Day's theme: transformative technology in tourism. Disrupting an industry Technology isn't simply what happens inside your computer or mobile device, it governs every aspect of what we're doing, having an impact on sustainability initiatives, resource man...

Protea Hotels Expands into North Africa with Opening in Constantine, Algeria

Protea Hotels by Marriott | February 5, 2018

Cape Town, Monday 5th February 2018: Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced expansion into North Africa with the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott Constantine, Algeria. Strategically located in close proximity to the airport, the hotel is within walking distance of most major city attractions such as the Cirta Museum, the Ahmed Bey Castle, Le Monument Aux Morts, and the iconic seven bridges, a symbol that defines the uniqueness of the city. "Protea Hotels by Marriott is a leading hotel brand in Africa with a significant footprint in Sub- Saharan Africa," said Volker Heiden, Vice ...

Marriott International Rebrands Protea Hotels with “by Marriott” Endorsement and Modernized Logo

Protea Hotels by Marriott | June 14, 2016

Marriott International announced today the rebranding of Protea Hotels to capitalize on the travel aspirations of Africa's growing middle class and the increased presence of international hotel brands in Africa. The rebranding includes an updated and modernized logo and the "by Marriott" endorsement. The brand is now officially Protea Hotels by Marriott ®. Marriott's endorsement of Protea Hotels signifies a turning point for the South African-based brand, which Marriott acquired in 2014. Having successfully integrated Protea's systems and operations, Marriott is enhancing Protea Hotels' brand strength and awareness through its endor...

General Manager Johan Cronje Opens the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn in Pretoria, South Africa

Protea Hotels | March 31, 2015

Pretoria, South Africa, March 31, 2015 - The 17m Chesterfield couch has been installed in the lounge. The trees are throwing their shade on the deck of the outdoor living room next to the Olympic-length lap pool. The stairwell graffiti shimmies up towards the rooms and the staff are ready and smiling. Welcome to chic central, aka Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn. After three years of preparation and construction the people of Pretoria can now don their designer labels and start visiting this dramatic and extraordinary hotel which has made such a striking impression on Capetonians and Joburgers, who have embraced this sociable, foreve...

Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Protea Hospitality Group

Marriott International, Inc. | April 1, 2014

Bethesda, Md., USA and Cape Town, April 1, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today became the largest hotel company in Africa according to published information, and nearly doubled its presence in its Middle East and Africa region to more than 160 hotels and 23,000 rooms as it completed its acquisition of the 116-hotel Protea Hospitality Group (PHG), based in South Africa. Marriott now operates or franchises more than 4,000 hotels in 79 countries. At the same time, Marriott said that its pipeline of new hotels in the Middle East and Africa, including Protea's pipeline, is now more than 65 hotels and 14,300 rooms, inclu...

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