Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its reach in Africa after opening its second Ghana-based facility in Accra.
The group announced the signing of Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport, the brand’s second hotel in Ghana and the first Protea Hotel by Marriott in the capital city of Accra.
Owned by Baobab Hotels & Resorts which is a subsidiary of hospitality giant, the YAMUSAH Group, the hotel will be strategically located in the prestigious airport residential area of Accra. A mere 1.5 kilometers from the Kotoka International Airport, the hotel is also in close proximity to key diplomatic, government and commercial nodes.
Known as the Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra Kokota, the facility will be a 17-storey, 200-room hotel offering a restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge, small conference and meeting facilities, an air crew lounge, a gymnasium and a roof-top pool bar and lounge with uninterrupted views of the city.
“Continuing economic growth in Africa is driving greater investment in the continent, and Ghana is proving to be particularly attractive as an investment destination,” said Volker Heiden, Vice President Protea Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa.
“Protea Hotels by Marriott, is one of Africa’s most well-established hotel brands and we are delighted to debut the brand in the bustling and dynamic capital city of Accra. The hotel will meet the rising demand for quality lodging in the city, catering to both the business as well as the leisure traveler,” Heiden added.
“We are pleased to partner with Marriott International to bring the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand to Accra” commented Mr. Zibrim Yamusah, President and CEO of The YAMUSAH Group.
“The brand’s strong regional equity and awareness coupled with the global distribution of Marriott International and the strength of its loyalty program, we believe, are a powerful combination that will help position the hotel and drive business,” he concluded.