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Marriott International reveals expansion plans across Africa

AC Hotel by Marriott in Cape Town, South Africa, a 188-room hotel which opened earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Marriott International/PRNewswire)

AC Hotel by Marriott in Cape Town, South Africa, a 188-room hotel which opened earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Marriott International/PRNewswire)

Bethesda-based Marriott International released plans Monday to increase its portfolio across Africa by 50 percent with more than 200 hotels and 38,000 rooms by 2023 estimated to generate 12,000 new job opportunities.

Strong demand for select-service brands and conversion opportunities are driving the momentum of growth for the company, amplified by five new hotel signings. The new signings will further consolidate Marriott International’s presence in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa and mark the company’s entry into Mozambique.

Marriott estimates the five new projects signed will drive investment of more than $250 million by the property owners and will generate substantial economic activity.

Marriott International currently has properties in 21 countries on the African continent. It is set to expand into new markets including Benin, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Mozambique and Senegal.

 


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