Hotel group Marriott International said on Friday it had signed three new deals across North and West Africa, reinforcing its commitment to expanding its presence on the continent. “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,” Marriott International chief development officer for Middle East & Africa Jerome Briet said. In West Africa, Marriott expects to grow its current footprint by 75 percent with the addition of nine new hotels and more than 1,800 rooms by the end of 2023. Marriott is on track in 2019 to open its ninth property in Nigeria and the Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra Kotoka Airport in Ghana. In 2017, the American hospitality company debuted its the Four Points brand in Tanzania, as well as opening its first hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
Source: The North Africa Journal February 12, 2019 05:37 UTC