Protea Hotels, a member of Marriott International, is to develop two new properties in Kampala, Uganda.
The signing of the development contract brings the Protea Hotels presence in the country to four properties, with one existing hotel in Kampala and another in Entebbe. The Protea Hotel Naguru Skyz and the Protea Hotel Pinnacle will both be situated in the Kampala suburb of Naguru, an area that has both upmarket residential and commercial property. Work on the 141-room Protea Hotel Naguru Skyz is already well underway, and the hotel is scheduled to open in July this year. An early 2018 opening is targeted for the 105-room Protea Hotel Pinnacle.
The hotels will offer a mix of facilities for business and leisure travellers, with numerous meeting rooms geared to cater for the high demand for conference and business meeting facilities in Kampala. Additional features of the Protea Hotel Naguru Skyz are the day spa, gym and a roof terrace that will be six storeys above street level.
Marriott has expressed commitment to the African region for future expansion of the global hospitality sector. The current pipeline includes an additional 91 hotels in the Middle East and Africa region, which are set to open by 2020. This will add more than 18 000 rooms to market and bring Marriott hotels into eight new countries. In 2016 alone, 10 new hotels will open on the African continent, with most in sub-Saharan Africa.
Compiled By: Melissa Jane Cook. Source By: Tnw