Marriott International has opened its first property in Ghana under the Protea brand, named Protea Hotel Select Takoradi.

Located in Sekondi-Takoradi, the hotel features 132 rooms that includes 12 two bedroom apartments and is designed to cater to the needs of business and leisure travellers.

According to Marriott International Middle East & Africa president Alex Kyriakidis, the opening of the hotel under the Protea Hotels brand showcases Marriott’s focus on expanding its own footprint, as well as Protea Hotels in strategic growth areas within Africa.

"Located in Sekondi-Takoradi, the hotel features 132 rooms that includes 12 two bedroom apartments."

It will feature a large restaurant, bar and lounge, terrace and pool area, along with a gym, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The hotel also features conference facilities that can accommodate a maximum of 150 delegates.

Protea Hotels is one of the leading brands in Africa, which has 100 three and five-star properties throughout South Africa and seven other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana and Uganda.

Kyriakidis said: "With its positioning in the moderate and upper moderate tier categories and with properties situated in major primary and secondary business centres and sought-after leisure destinations, Protea Hotels offers accommodation ideal for both business and leisure travellers.

"The approach we take at Protea Hotels is to offer modern design and consistent amenities with a unique blend of global standards combined with proactive and personal service so every guest feels important and appreciated."

Image: Ghana introduces its first Protea Hotel. Photo: courtesy of Marriott.