Marriott International revealed three new deal signings across North and West Africa while at the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) in Marrakech.
These include: The St. Regis Marrakech Resort; Residence Inn by Marriott Accra Kotoka Airport; and, Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia. These also mark the company’s growth in Morocco and Ghana, while marking its debut in Liberia [click through to page 2 to read more about these properties].
The newly appointed chief development officer MEA at Marriott International, Jerome Briet, said in a statement: "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."
The operator is on track to expand its footprint in Africa to 200 hotels by the end of 2023.
In North Africa, Marriott International currently has 30 hotels and over 10,000 rooms in its portfolio and it expects to grow its hotel portfolio by 60% by the end of 2023. Presently home to nine Marriott International brands, the company expects to introduce six new brands in North Africa – including St. Regis, W Hotels, Autograph Collection, Residence Inn by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments. The company anticipates the opening of four new properties across North Africa in 2019, including the debut of The Ritz-Carlton Rabat which will mark the company’s first luxury property in Morocco. Other planned openings include the launch of the St. Regis brand in Egypt with The St. Regis Cairo, the Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Algeria and the Marrakech Marriott Hotel in Morocco.
In West Africa, the company expects to grow its current footprint by 75% with the addition of nine new hotels and more than 1,800 rooms by the end of 2023. Currently operating 12 properties across Nigeria, Ghana, Mali and Guinea, Marriott International plans to enter Benin and Ivory Coast as a part of its development pipeline. In 2019, the company is on-track to open the Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene, its ninth property in Nigeria, and the Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra Kotoka Airport in Ghana.
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