Protea Hotels by Marriott Opens New Property in Nigeria
Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, has opened a new property in Nigeria, Protea Hotel by Marriott, Owerri Select in South-Eastern Nigeria, further consolidating its presence in the country. The 90-room hotel, developed by African Capital Alliance, a leading investment firm, and Kunoch Limited, is located in Owerri city, the capital of Imo State.
Imo State is commonly referred to as the “Heartland” and is regarded as the entertainment capital of Eastern Nigeria. The state is also a producer of oil and natural gas and is home to a large number of regional oil and financial services offices. Described as ‘the continent of opportunity for the 21st century’, Africa continues to be an attractive investment proposition for many global corporates including the hotel industry.
Protea Hotels by Marriott is the leading hospitality brand in Africa and is one of the most widely recognized brands with over 90 hotels in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Uganda and others.
Marriott International currently operates over 140 hotels in 20 African countries and is targeting a projected growth by 2022 of over 200 Hotels with more than 36,000 rooms across operating and pipeline hotels.