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Mon, 10 October 2016

Marriott Signs Three Hotels in Cape Town, South Africa

Marriott International has signed a deal with the Amdec Group to open three new hotels in Cape Town, South Africa.

 One of the three will be the first Marriott Hotel in Cape Town; the second will be under the upscale extended stay brand, Residence Inn by Marriott; and the third will be an AC Hotel by Marriott, the first hotel under this brand in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region.

Bringing 189 additional rooms to Cape Town, the AC Hotel Cape Town waterfront will be located at The Yacht Club in the Roggebaai precinct at the gateway to Cape Town’s waterfront, while at Harbour Arch (the current Culemborg node), currently the location of several major construction projects, will be the site of the 200-room Cape Town Marriott Hotel Foreshore and the 150-room Residence Inn by Marriott Cape Town Foreshore.

This deal is an extension of Marriott’s existing partnership with the Amdec Group, initiated in 2015 with the announcement of the development of the first two Marriott branded hotels in South Africa. These two properties, situated in the popular upmarket Melrose Arch Precinct in Johannesburg, are scheduled to open in 2018, and are the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and the Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch.

Amdec’s total investment in these Cape Town and Johannesburg developments amounts to over R3 billion between the two cities which will have positive economic spinoffs and a massive impact on job creation.

Marriott International’s growth plans for the continent are impressive. By 2025 the company aims to expand its current presence in Africa to 27 countries, with over 200 hotels and around 37,000 rooms.

Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa for Marriott International, said, “The developments in both Cape Town and Johannesburg confirm the country’s importance to the international travel market – for both the business and leisure traveler. From the perspective of tourism, the addition of three hotels in Cape Town, catering for different market segments among both international and domestic visitors, will strengthen the position of the city as one of the world’s top destinations, and we are confident that Cape Town will gain huge benefits from the likely increase in visitor numbers expected in the future.”

It is anticipated that, during the construction phase, approximately 8 000 construction related jobs will be created. Once the hotels are completed, over 700 new hospitality jobs will be created - 470 in the three new Cape Town hotels and 320 in Johannesburg. 

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