Aleph Hospitality, a dynamic independent hotel management company, has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier, Marriott International for a new ‘Protea Hotels by Marriott’ hotel in Kisumu, Kenya.
Following the agreement, Aleph Hospitality will operate the new-build property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand on behalf of the hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels,
“We are thrilled to work with Marriott International to bring the first internationally branded hotel to Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city,” commented Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality.
“As Aleph Hospitality continues to expand across Africa and the Middle East, we are delighted to once again collaborate with Marriott International, following the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia earlier this year,” added Haddad.
“Our new hotel marks a first for Kisumu’s burgeoning hospitality industry, thanks to the agreement with Marriott International secured by our management partner, Aleph Hospitality,” said Edward Guda, Managing Director, Bluewater Hotels. “As the hotel owner, we benefit from the reputation and distribution of a major global brand, coupled with the regional knowledge and expertise of Aleph Hospitality, known for its world-class approach to independent hotel management.”
Located in Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake, the new hotel will feature 125 rooms with striking lake views, three food and beverage outlets, a rooftop infinity pool, gym, spa and more than 500m2 of meeting space.
“We look forward to working with Aleph Hospitality and Bluewater Hotels to make our debut in Kisumu with the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand,” said Yasin Munshi, Marriott International Director of Lodging Development in the Middle East & Africa. “This signing further strengthens our portfolio in Kenya, which remains a key growth market in our overall development strategy for Africa.”
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kisumu is due to open in January 2022. The hotel marks Aleph Hospitality’s continued expansion in Kenya, following the signing of ‘Best Western Plus Westlands’, set to open in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi in quarter four of, 2019 and two further properties, which are both under construction.